It’s on display this week at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show but our man Marty Padgett is in the Canary Islands taking part in an exclusive first frive event of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK. While his report will be live in just a few days, we have this flood of images of the svelte new convertible to keep our interest piqued until then. 

As we can clearly see, the new car keeps the same proportions of the previous generation but offers a more chiseled look that should appeal more to men. Thankfully, the sleek roof profile also remains, as does the car’s signature folding hard-top which features the new Magic Sky Control roof option

Powertrain options will include a 201 horsepower turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine in a new SLK250 model and a 302 horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 in the SLK350. Further down the track, a new SLK55 AMG should be launched, potentially with a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8.

For full details on the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK, check out our previous post by clicking here. You can also catch our first drive report of the facelifted 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class by clicking here.