Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

0

Mercedes Benz to revive the SLC?

By FaezClutchless on 21 Nov 2011

Attached Image

Sometime this year, there were rumours that Mercedes-Benz was seriously considering a two-door performance model as a possible rival to Porsche's 911 and they might also revive the SLC model (codename R190) name and use it for this particular application. Now it seems that the automaker has been given the green light to produce it which is slated for production by 2015.

Attached Image

Not many details were revealed about the new SLC except for its powertrain. Initially rumoured to use one of AMG tuned engines, the front-engined SLC will feature an all-new 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine instead. The new engine is part of Mercedes' future generation engines.

These new engines will have a 500 cubic centimetres per cylinder displacement. This means that Mercedes-Benz could either use a 2.0-litre four-cylinder, a 3.0-litre V6 or a 4.0-litre V8 engine in their future cars. Expected horsepower will be lower than the SLS AMG. Not known to us is what badge will the SLC use as nowadays Mercedes car labels have long lost the bearings of the actual capacity under the bonnet. (For example, the new E250 has a 1.8-litre engine)

The new SLC will also be smaller in size compared to the SLS AMG. It will first be offered as a coupe and a roadster version will be offered if demands are high enough. The car will utilise Mercedes' current 7-speed dual clutch transmission and expect much light weight parts, such as aluminium, to be utilised interiorly.

The original SLC life span didn't last long compared to other Mercedes Benz's models and a revival will increase the automaker's model line-up and place them in fierce contention with rival German manufacturers like Audi and BMW.

Photo credit: Ultimate Car Page and Concept Carz

new model, germany, europe and 10 more...

Viewed: 555 times

Related Blog Posts
FaezClutchless
Written by FaezClutchless
Some say that his blood is actually RON98 petrol and some say that his right foot weighs over 20kg. But all that we know about Faez is that he loves to drive and is a JDM enthusiast.



 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
Driving an old car with almost no modern features in it? Or just love adding new accessories for...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
According to The Wall Street Journal, Japan's transport ministry claimed that Mitsubishi is s...
Photo
A journalist in Taiwan is said to have crashed a Honda NSX during a test drive. The driver blames...
Photo
A dog decided to take a walk on a rally stage where the Codasur 2016 race was held. With the race...
Photo
Kah Chuan Hoong claims to be the first person in the world to drive any kind of supercar to the b...
Photo
A car knocked into two elderly women last week, as they were crossing the street in Japan. The dr...
   Lifestyle Articles