Mercedes has decided to retire the SLK name used by its compact roadster models for the last twenty years. Instead, these cars will now be badged as SLCs. One thing that won’t change – the renamed roadster will continue to be available as a 201 BHP diesel-engined 250 d model, the most fuel-efficient in the range. CO2 emissions are just 114 g/km.
The SLC is available in two model lines: Sport and AMG Line. Standard equipment includes: re-designed halogen headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights; sports pedals; LED tail lights; Active Brake Assist; Attention Assist; Active Bonnet; chrome-plated twin exhaust system; remote boot lid release; and Headlamp Assist.
Sport models come with 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (18-inch five-twin spoke alloy wheels are optionally available for £995), while the AMG Line offers 18-inch AMG multi-spoke alloys.
The SLC is optionally available with LED Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus for £1,150. For the best possible visibility on country roads and motorways, plus when cornering and on bends, the low-beam mode of the LED Intelligent Light System automatically adapts to the weather, lighting and driving conditions. Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus recognises other road users with their lights on and adjusts the headlamps to the new traffic situation with no input from the driver.
At £765 customers can opt for the Keyless Go package, which now includes an automatic boot separator. If it is in the upright position, the boot separator will automatically lower when the driver lowers the roof – eliminating the need for the driver to close the separator manually.
The new Mercedes-Benz SLC is now available to order. Diesels will be priced from £32,995 for the entry-level SLC 250 d Sport. The SLC 250 d AMG Line starts at £36,995