Mercedes-Benz has revealed the SLC Final Edition as a tribute to the SLC model, which will be discontinued after 23 years of being in the market. This special edition two-seat roadster will make its global debut at the upcoming Geneva motor show next month. Formerly know as the SLK and then the SLC, this product has successfully brought great interest in the convertible, 2 seater non performance car segment. Certainly leaving a legacy of an ultra premium lifestyle product.
The Mercedes SLC Final Edition will be offered with four petrol engines – a 156hp, 1.6-litre four-cylinder in the SLC 180, a 184hp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder in the SLC 200, a 245hp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder in the SLC 300 and a 388hp 3.0-litre V6 in the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43.
The SLC 180 and SLC 200’s motors will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the SLC 300 and SLC 43 will receive a 9-speed automatic. Mercedes claims a 0-100kph time of 4.7 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250kph.
A bright yellow paint comes as optional offer to the final edition along with Grey and black options.
Based on the SLC 43 AMG line trim, the Final Edition comes with new designed bumpers, 18″ alloys on the outside. On the inside it comes with Airscarf neck heaters as standard.
This convertible based on the C-class family had a total of 3 generations during a period of 23 years of its running. The original R170 model, which was showcased at the 1996 Paris motor show, was succeeded by the R171, which debuted at the Geneva motor show in 2004. The current R172 was revealed back in 2011 and was known as the SLK until the facelift model arrived in 2016, after which it was named the SLC. The German luxury brand claims total sales of the SLK and SLC exceed 7.1 lakh units.
The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 is on sale in India at Rs 94.86 lakh (on-road, Delhi), with a 367hp, 3.0-litre V6 engine.