Mercedes continues to slowly making nomenclature changes to most of the models in its range. A restyling or a new generation is always the best time to carry out this type of changes, and that’s why the restyling of the Mercedes SLK has become the birth of the new Mercedes SLC. The roadster smaller than the brand presented a new name, aesthetic improvements, and mechanical equipment. It will be presented to the public at the Detroit motor show.
The main changes from the outside are in the front by a totally redesigned now, thanks to the new bumper and headlamps, is more akin to other models of the range Mercedes. Behind a few new riders in the rear, a bumper new invoice and a few leaks redesigned complete a few changes that come with a new retractable hard top now can be opened or closed up to 40 km/h.
On the inside the changes are more discrete, with a new box of watches with a screen of 4.5″, multimedia computer Audio 20 with 7″ screen, sports steering wheel and improved material. The new multimedia computer optional Comand Online has a 7″ screen and offers plenty of functions such as browser, Internet connection, DVD player, voice control, emergency call and USB ports, and SD.
In regards to equipment and technology, now the Mercedes SLC equips of series system of prevention of collisions. Are optional elements such as LED headlights smart with lighting adaptive and lights short-long automatic recognition of traffic signs, signals, or the rear parking camera. The new retractable roof also has a function to leave a better access to the trunk when equipped with the optional or access and keyless start, with the same performance as the Mercedes SL.
Goodbye to the AMG
Mercedes SLC 43
The range mechanics shall be composed of four petrol engines and one diesel. The diesel will be the SLC 250 d of four cylinders and 204 HP with an average consumption of 4.4 liters is the most efficient. The range of gasoline has three engines of four cylinders and 2.0 litres, as is the case of the SLC 180, SLC 200 or SLC 300, 156, 184 and 245 Hp of power. The motor stop range corresponds to the SLC 43 and is a twin-turbo V6 3.0-liter with 367 HP, able to complete the 0-100 in 4,7 seconds.
The two gasoline less powerful are the only ones who may need manual change of six relations. The automatic gearbox nine-speed is available in the entire range of series or as an option. Disappears from the range SLC variant AMG (SLK 55 AMG), with V8 engine 421 HP, although the SLC 43 has been perfected by engineers of the division sports.
Source – Mercedes
Class Mercedes SLK (R172)
From 44.250 euro