The Mercedes SLK R172 is the third generation of the 1996 introduced SLK series. It was built from 2011 to 2016, after which it has been named Mercedes SLC since the facelift. The long bonnet and the far rear passenger compartment are typical for Mercedes sports cars. The expressive styling is reflected in the front with the diamond grill. In the silhouette, the sporty styling continues in details such as air intakes with fins in silver chrome.