Scheduled for a presentation at the Frankfurt Show later this year is the minor facelift for the Mercedes SLK, likely to feature triangle bars underneath the Formula-One nose to mimic the front end design of Mercedes' quite successful silver arrows F1 racers. It also appears that the prominent nose of the car has been toned down just a little as it's not anymore dipping down into the frame of the grille.
Other new features will be slightly modified taillights and newly shaped front air-intakes. As the driver of the prototype snapped here undergoing tests in Stuttgart was very keen on covering the dashboard, we reckon that this is going to get some minor changes, too.
On the other hand, we do not expect new engines and mechanics, so buyers will still have the choice between 163, 231, 272 and 360 bhp.
Gallery: SPY PHOTOS: Mercedes CLS, SL and SLK Facelifts