Spies have snapped the third generation Mercedes-Benz SLK, which is due to hit the road in 2011.
Though the prototype is still heavily disguised, it is visible that the front grille and headlights will be more upright and square than those of the current model.
The new SLK will also ditch the Formula-One-inspired nose the current model has.
Daylight driving lamps, Mercedes’ new door handles and the bigger mirrors “standing” on the door rather than being mounted in front of the side window will feature as well. And of course, the folding metal roof will be standard again, too.
It is speculated that for the first time the SLK will also be offered with a turbo diesel engine. This is in addition to naturally aspirated and force-fed petrol ones, including a rumoured 350kW-plus 3.5-litre twin turbo for the AMG version.