Interested customers could now order the Mercedes-Benz SLC, at a starting price of £30,495 for the entry-level SLC 200 Sport. Customers can avail of the Mercedes-Benz SLC with any of the four engines offered. For instance, the SLC 200 is powered by a 2.0-liter petrol engine that develops up to 184 hp while the SLC 300 gets the same engine but with a higher output at 245 hp.
When mated to the standard six-speed manual gearbox, the 184 hp engine in the SLC 200 emits 150 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. When mated to the optional 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, the engine emits 137 g/km of carbon dioxide.
On the other hand, the 245hp engine in the SLC 300 is mated to the 9G-TRONIC gearbox as standard, with a carbon dioxide emissions level of 138 g/km. On the other hand, the SLC 250 d is powered by a 2.1-litre diesel engine that provides 204 hp of output and emits just 114 g/km of carbon dioxide. Customers could choose between two model lines -- Sport and AMG Line.
Both models lines feature, as standard, redesigned halogen headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, sports pedals, chrome-plated twin exhaust system and remote boot lid release. Also featured as standard are Active Brake Assist, Attention Assist, Active Bonnet; and Headlamp Assist.
A new sports exhaust system comes standard with 9G-TRONIC on SLC 200 and SLC 300. Sport models feature 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels as standard, although customers could avail of the optional 18-inch five-twin spoke alloy wheels for £995.
AMG models, meanwhile, feature 18-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels as standard. Customers may also avail of the new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 that is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine that develops up to 367 hp of output and 520 Nm of torque.
With this amount of power, the SLC 42 could accelerate from zero to 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. This engine is mated to the 9G-TRONIC gearbox, allowing the SLC 43 to emit just 178 g/km of carbon dioxide, which is around 20 g/km less than the emissions level of the previous SLK 55 AMG.
Moreover, in terms of price, the SLC 43 is tagged at £46,355, while the SLK 55 AMG is available at £55,350. The interior of the SLC 200, SLC 300 and SLC 250d features a light carbon-grain trim as standard on the, while the cabin of the SLC 43 could be specified with dark carbon-grain trim.
Offered as an option is the LED Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus (£1,150). This system features a low-beam mode that could automatically adapt to the weather, lighting and driving conditions – thereby allowing the best possible road visibility.
Moreover, this system provides more safety at night, as it features situation-based light distribution and a light color similar to daylight. Furthermore, the brightness of the brake lights adapts to the light conditions to avoid disturbing the vision of other people using the road.
On the other hand, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus is able to recognize other road users with their lights on, and thereby adjusts the headlamps according to the new traffic situation without any intervention from the driver.
Another option is the Keyless Go package. Available at £765, this package includes an automatic boot separator, which when in the upright position, would automatically lower as the driver lowers the roof.