Mercedes-Benz announced this week that the all-new 2012 SLK350 is now on sale in the US with a starting price at $54,800. When Mercedes initially unveiled the all-new SLK, it was announced that a 4-cylinder powered SLK250 would also eventually be offered. We have yet to see the official photos of the SLK250, but it looks like a prototype was driving down the 405 freeway today in LA.
These two shots were sent in from a TR reader. It appears that this is our first unofficial look at the 4-cylinder 2012 SLK250. Note the smaller wheels and slightly less aggressive Unfortunately the caravan of Mercedes driving down the 405, caught onto him before he could get in front of the SLK that you see here.
The 2012 SLK is going to be released after the SLK350 and is powered by a 201 horsepower 1.8L four-cylinder. It reaches 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds.
Thanks for the pics Alben!