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The cat is finally out of the bag as the Mercedes-Benz SLC (SLK facelift) has been spotted without any sort of camouflage.

Despite the name change, this is basically a mid-cycle refresh for the SLK, so unsurprisingly the changes compared to the current model are not that significant. We do notice the restyled front bumper and a new look for the headlights that are now more in line with the rest of the models. These front lighting clusters will make the switch from the SLK’s bi-xenon arrangement to an LED setup as Mercedes is phasing out xenons.

The side profile has remained virtually the same, while the rear shows different graphics for the LED taillights. In addition, the new bumper neatly integrates the dual exhaust tips as seen in the recent crop of Mercedes models. As you can observe, the attached images show several models in different colors and with various alloy wheel designs.

A little bird told us Mercedes has plans to reveal the SLC later today, so stay tuned for the full scoop. From what we know so far, there’s going to be a new SLC 450 version with a twin-turbo V6 3.0-liter engine rated at 367 hp (270 kW) and 382 lb-ft (517 Nm). A stronger iteration of the same engine is believed to power the SLK 55 AMG replacement, but let’s just wait for an official confirmation. 

Gallery: Mercedes SLC spied totally naked in several colors

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