Mercedes-Benz SLC spied at the Nurburgring

The facelifted 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC sports car has just been spied in the midst of testing at the Nurburgring. Filmed here in one of the entry-level variations, a number of changes compared to the current car are noticeable.


Visually, it is immediately apparent that the new car will adopt a different front fascia incorporating a restyled grille as well as a new pair of headlights. Due to the camouflage of the red test mule featured however, it is hard to say just what elements of the bumper, grille and headlights will be tweaked and how dramatic the changes will be.

Beyond the revised front end, tweaks will also be made to the rear with it set to feature different taillights, a new bumper as well as modified exhaust tips. Before the Mercedes-Benz SLC hits the market, the interior will also be tweaked.

Power wise, a number of new engines are likely to feature across the Mercedes-Benz SLC model range with the 5.5-litre V8 currently used by the SLK 55 AMG likely to be ditched in favour of the firm’s new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged eight-cylinder. Another key development will be the inclusion of the SLC450 AMG into the range with a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 delivering 367 hp.


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