TTAC Photochop: New Mercedes SLK

Andrei Avarvarii
by Andrei Avarvarii
ttac photochop new mercedes slk

I remember the first time I eyeballed the Mercedes SLK. Even if I didn’t knew who Mrs. SL was, I could picture her as part of a foxy coupe with at least one Italian ancestor. The second SLK lost the existing familial connection; the SLR's genes were all over (in?) the new roadster. Unfortunately, the SLR seems to have been that kind of irresponsible parent that smokes, drinks and does other unmentionables in the prenatal period. The R171 SLK turned out… "special." But the world keeps spinning and soon a new generation of baby SLKs will be born. Hoping that Mr. SLR has learnt his lesson, we can envision the future compact Merc roadster as the cute cub it was intended to be. It should feature all the nerve and finesse of its paps, softened by the peculiar nature of its youth. Can you guess who Mrs. SLR is this time?

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  • CarShark CarShark on Mar 07, 2008

    I think the current design of the SLK was a reaction to it being regarded as a "hairdresser's car". They really butched it up.

  • Redbarchetta Redbarchetta on Mar 07, 2008

    I like that, its really cool looking, futuristic and snake-like. But I don't think it fits MB, wrong kind of character or something.

  • Serpico Serpico on Mar 07, 2008

    These cars are getting uglier by the minute for Mercedes.

  • Tummy Tummy on Mar 07, 2008

    There was an article a while ago I read that said that Mercedes will not be doing the F1 style nose for the next version. I expect the next version will be more similar to the new SL design, but you never know. I think the SLK55 AMG version is the best looking of all the SLKs. The larger bumpers and intakes make the car much more aggressive looking than the standard.