2015 Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG spy shots
Aiming at the Porsche 911 on performance targets, the latest reports say the SLC should be about 150 pounds lighter than the SLS, while offering a range of models, including a base 485-horsepower version, an S version good for 550 horsepower, and the 585-horsepower Black Series.
The source of all fo this horsepower? Most likely AMG's 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, particularly for the S and Black Series. It's not yet clear if a twin-turbo V-6 engine option could be offered. Mercedes-Benz has just such an engine in the works for the 2015 E Class coupe and cabrio, so a future AMG version might make good sense.
The SLC may also expected ditch the gullwing doors for a standard configuration, though photographs of test mules so far have shown gullwing doors--perhaps an artifact of the SLS basis of the mules.
As for pricing, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC is expected to cost about $100,000 to start in the U.S., rising up to nearly the $200,000 mark for a loaded Black Series.
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