Yesterday while driving on the autobahn near Stuttgart, I had the chance to view the new SLK in person. We were driving next to each other for about half an hour, overtaking each other from time to time. I think it's a nice little car with good styling that will be very successful. Car was in black, which fitted well, because that somehow strange nose doesn't look that bold in that colour.
V6 version with 272 hp and a 0-100 kph time of 5.5 sec and AMG version with 360 hp V8 should be quite rapid.

regards
sr