Mercedes-Benz SLC Class News

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC  -  First Drive  -  April 2016

    Mercedes-Benz boss Dieter Zetsche revealed to media during last month’s 2017 Geneva auto show that the automaker would be pruning back the number of specialty cars it currently offers, namely coupe and convertibles. Zetsche said Mercedes would continue to offer multiple specialty cars but not the number available today. Recall, the automaker has six convertibles in its lineup, a body style that performs poorly. According to a report out from Automobile, sitting at the top spot on the list of cars to be axed is the SLC (formerly the SLK). Sales in the United States average a little more...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC  -  First Drive  -  April 2016
    2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC first drive review

    Roadsters like the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC aren’t exactly in vogue right now. The Honda S2000 faded away a few years ago. BMW Z4 sales have fizzled to levels far below those of the more expensive 6-Series Convertible. Porsche’s pushed the Boxster upmarket. And the only bright spot on the...

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    Mercedes celebrates SLK's 20th birthday (with a name change)

    Taking the stand for the first time 20 years ago at the Turin Motor Show with its folding metal hardtop was Mercedes-Benz's innovative SLK roadster. The original SLK was an attention-grabber, for sure, arriving in a market where only a handful of convertibles had been offered with folding metal...

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    2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC preview

    Mercedes-Benz today unveiled the 2017 SLC, which is a heavily revised version of the SLK roadster, prior to its public introduction at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The updated roadster will be offered as the Mercedes-Benz SLC300 and the Mercedes-AMG SLC43. The SLC300 will be powered by a...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC (SLK-Class facelift) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC Spy Shots

    Mercedes-Benz is bringing back its SLC badge next year, but it won’t be affixed to an ‘all-new’ car but rather an updated version of the current SLK. The SLK is now one of the oldest models in the automaker’s fleet, having been on the market in its current form since the...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC450 AMG spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Range-Topping SLC Won’t Have A V-8, Won’t Be A Mercedes-AMG: Report

    Mercedes-Benz’s entry-level sports car, the SLK-Class, is about to undergo a mid-cycle update and in the process be rebranded an SLC. According to a new report, when the SLC arrives, there won’t be a dedicated performance offering to replace the current SLK55 from Mercedes-AMG. Instead...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC450 AMG spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The SLC450 is set to make a comeback, only this time around the famous badge will be affixed to a version of Mercedes-Benz’s entry-level sports car and not the SL-Class. We’re talking about the SLK, which will soon be rebranded an SLC as part of its mid-cycle update, an update that we’re expecting to include a new SLC450 AMG variant. The AMG sport cars, like the existing C450 AMG and GLE450 AMG Coupe, sit between the most potent standard model of the range and the dedicated Mercedes-AMG offering. The cars are developed by the Mercedes-AMG skunkworks but are officially...

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