Latest pictures of the soon-to-be released next generation Mercedes-Benz SLK were recently acquired thus showing that the development of the updated AMG variant is on-going even while the current model is still at its peak. The pictures were acquired by spy photographers while the updated SLK was being tested right beside its predecessor. Photographers note that the distinctive sound of a V8 engine, more specifically AMG’s latest 5.5 litre V8, could be heard during the testing which means that this updated version of the SLK AMG might offer more than 335kW when it launches in 2011. That’s an increase of roughly 70kW over the regular model.
Among the features of the spied test car were quad-tip tailpipes, a more noteworthy frontal bumper with larger intakes and more distinct bodywork underneath its heavy camouflage. These features add credibility to this new model’s likely AMG identity. As is the identifying mark of the other models in the AMG range, this 2011 model also has large forged alloy wheels preceding bigger and more powerful brakes. The SLK AMG’s interior would probably echo the look of its supercar relative, the SLS AMG, by taking on masses of leather, aluminum highlights and other classic design fundamentals. The updated SLK is anticipated to debut in the early part of 2011, while the AMG model will follow suit a few months after.