The third version of the "small" retractable hardtop roadster, which was born in 2011 as the Mercedes SLK, became Mercedes SLC in 2016. 20 years after the appearance of the very first SLK. It is necessary to change the surname to simplify the understanding of the Mercedes range.
SLC no longer successful
At the Geneva Fair 2019, the brand will initiate a declination Final issue what will close the career of the model. In fact, there will be no substitute for the Mercedes SLC. Ola Källenius, the research and development manager of Mercedes, explained this during the Paris Motor Show 2018 to our colleagues from the British site Trainer, The SLC is not profitable enough to consider a new generation, its sales are not enough in the Chinese market.
The competition has a different strategy. On the one hand, BMW has partnered with Toyota to share the development costs of the BMW Z4 / Toyota GR Supra duo, and on the other hand, has returned to a more traditional canvas bonnet, which is lighter and cheaper. a retractable hardtop.
Four engines from 156 to 390 hp
The first generation of the Mercedes SLC Final Edition is highlighted by the yellow-yellow color, reminiscent of Yellowstone Yellow of the first version.
The door handles and the black mirror covers are maximum in contrast.
Marketed in March 2019 Mercedes SLC Final Edition leaves the choice between four engines. the The basic price is 41 536.95 euros and will reach 65,045.40 euros for the AMG version.
The Mercedes SLC Final Edition will be available in versions SLC 180 (156 ch), SLC 200 (184 hp) and SLC 300 (245 ch). Will the version be added? AMG SLC 43 animated by a 390 hp V6. The latter is electronically limited to 250 km / h at a top speed and performs the exercise from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.7 s.
For the four-cylinder versions, the fuel consumption in the combined cycle varies between 6.3 and 7.0 l / 100 km. CO emissions2 lie between 144 and 161 g / km. Count 8.1 l / 100 km or 185 g / km for the AMG version. Mercedes SLC 180 and SLC 200 have the choice between a manual transmission and an automatic transmission. The SLC 300 and the AMG SLC 43 are only available with automatic transmission.