An impressive heritage.
20 years on from the birth of its segment, the archetypal compact roadster is to be relaunched with a new name – the Mercedes-Benz SLC – significantly optimised in terms of both technology and an enhanced look. The name change acknowledges the traditionally close relationship with the C-Class, from which much of the roadster’s technology is derived. There are new additions to the model line-up – the sporty top-of-the-line Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 and the entry-level SLC 180. In visual terms, stand-out features include the standard-fit diamond radiator grille and the LED Intelligent Light System (optional extra). The new SLC has an impressive heritage to live up to: its predecessor, the SLK, which was launched in 1996, achieved sales of around 670,000 units. Comprehensively refined and with a model line-up ranging from the high-torque and economical SLC 250 d to the sporty, high-performance Mercedes-AMG SLC 43, the new model has what it takes to build on that success. The SLC 250 d, SLC 300 and Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 feature the sport/comfort-oriented 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard, while it is available as an option for the new SLC 180 as well as for the SLC 200.
Fuel consumption combined: 5.6 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 128-127 g/km.*
Fuel consumption combined: 6.1-5.7 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 142-133 g/km.*
SLC 250 d:
Fuel consumption combined: 4.4 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 114 g/km.*
Mercedes-AMG SLC 43:
Fuel consumption combined: 7.8 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 178 g/km.*