Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales & Marketing: "In 1996 Mercedes-Benz redefined the roadster with its innovative vario-roof, and combined open-air driving pleasure with uncompromised comfort in poor weather. The renamed compact roadster remains an ideal combination of passion and rational common sense, appealing to both the heart and the mind."
As part of the facelift, the Mercedes-Benz designers have further honed the roadster's sporty look. The new front section, where the steeply raked radiator grille elongates the appearance of the arrow-shaped bonnet, is particularly striking. All SLC models feature a diamond radiator grille as standard.
With DYNAMIC SELECT the vehicle characteristics can be adjusted instantly at the touch of a button, as the system modifies the engine, transmission, steering and suspension at the driver's behest.
The new entry-level model is the SLC180 with an output of 115kW (156hp). It has a consumption figure of just 5.6 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 127 g/km. Positioned above this are the SLC200 with an output of 135kW (184hp) and the SLC300 with 180 kW (245 hp), both of which feature a 1991cc 4-cylinder engine. The efficiency champion remains the 150 kW (204 hp) diesel model, the SLC250d, with a CO2 figure of 114 g/km.
Driving Performance is the AMG brand promise -- and the Mercedes-AMG SLC43 lives up to it in impressive style. The new model combines a 270kW (367hp), 520Nm, 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine with a modified version of the AMG sports suspension familiar from the Mercedes-AMG SLK55, and the combination is reflected in the sporty performance figures, with the SLC43 accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds.
The Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class is expected to arrive at our shores in the 2nd half of 2016, so stay tuned...