2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC (incl AMG SLC43)

FiestaST

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As per the MB roadmap the naming of the well-known SLK becomes the SLC.

It's an updated current shape SLK.

Much like the GLE is the updated M-Class. A new naming convention for both.

"In March 2016, 20 years on from the birth of its segment, the archetypal compact roadster is to be relaunched with a new name - SLC - significantly optimised 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). Prices will be announced when the SLC is available to order in mid-January 2016, with first cars arriving in showrooms from April 2016."

"The new Mercedes-Benz SLC has an impressive heritage to live up to: its predecessor, the SLK, which was launched in 1996, won fans around the world and 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 SLC 43 feature the sport/comfort-oriented 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard, while it is available as an option for the new 115 kW (156 hp) SLC 180 (not available in the UK) and for the SLC 200."

http://www.netcarshow.com/mercedes-benz/2017-slc/

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FiestaST

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Here is the new AMG SLC43 that replaces the former SLK55 AMG.

"There need be no contradiction between high driving dynamics and low fuel consumption. This is proved by the new Mercedes-AMG SLC43: thanks to the combination of 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine and 9G-TRONIC sports transmission, the 270 kW (367 hp) roadster consumes just 7.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (NEDC, combined). Consequently, the open-top two-seater not only uses 0.6 l/100 km less than its predecessor, the SLK 55 with V8 naturally aspirated engine, but is also the most efficient six-cylinder performance roadster on the market."

"The 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine offers impressive performance with its 270 kW (367 hp) maximum power and peak torque of 520 Newton-metres: sprinting from rest to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, its top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h."

"New model, new nomenclature

The new SLC43 represents the entry point into the current roadster world of AMG. Apart from the renaming of the SLK to SLC, the open-top two-seater also comes with a new AMG nomenclature. The familiar two-digit combination typical of AMG underscores the SLC's unmistakable membership of the AMG family. Due to its overall "engineered in Affalterbach" package of typical AMG driving dynamics, engine response and high efficiency, the SLC43 is very competitively positioned in the segment. The 43 stands for the further-developed AMG 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine. The Mercedes-AMG SLC43 is therefore the first V6 model from Affalterbach to feature the new nomenclature. This will be successively introduced to the future model portfolio."

http://www.netcarshow.com/mercedes-benz/2017-slc43_amg/

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greg0205

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No man bro...

Im disappointed...fokol comments.

I think I need to cut back on my postings of new model launches

The MX-5 thread has a hive of activity.

The MX-5 will be more fun and cost half as much.
 

USZA

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http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/mercedes-benz-slc-revealed/

No comments?

Either Public Holiday timing is bad or people ain't bothered by the updated SLK/new SLC

What do you mean no comments ? :D

You sneaked this in here, on a public holiday, while I've been waiting for this all along.

I'm totally impressed by the 3.0 V6 BiTurbo. Been driving my sister's W204 C280 for four months now - we swapped cars; don't think I could go back to driving anything with less than 6 cylinders. Was dissapointed at Mercedes' lack of 6-cylinder models in their current C-class line-up, besides for the C63 of course, but that's miles apart from an everyday drive sedan.

So, this is kind of a comfort, but not exactly.
 

USZA

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I've never seen a good review for an SLK. Maybe that's the real reason behind the change in its name, if they've actually made the car good and don't want it saddled with a poor reputation that is.

No, the change in name was to bring all the models in line with the class that they stem from.
 

AndyC

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First new Merc I've seen without the floating iPad screen in the middle of the dash. Integrated looks so much better IMO
 

USZA

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First new Merc I've seen without the floating iPad screen in the middle of the dash. Integrated looks so much better IMO

I think that they've listened to the feedback. This is not the first new model to be released without that floating iPad screen.
 

FiestaST

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I think that they've listened to the feedback. This is not the first new model to be released without that floating iPad screen.

Can't assume...remember this new SLC is just an updated SLK. The SLK dash is still there.

If it was an all new model developed from ground up & still no "iPad Mini" then we can say that.
 

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Can't assume...remember this new SLC is just an updated SLK. The SLK dash is still there.

If it was an all new model developed from ground up & still no "iPad Mini" then we can say that.

Could be that too yes I suppose.

Just, it wouldn't make sense for them to not take that kind of feedback into account when improving on their current models.
 

FiestaST

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We have to wait & see.

I think the "iPad Mini" dash grows on me but I know many who still don't.
 

USZA

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It's not garish or anything. It's that annoying thing that keeps on popping up in your peripheral vision - can be quite distracting.
 
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