The Detroit Motor Show 2016 starts on 11th January 2016 and GTspirit will be reporting live from the venue during the media days. There will be lots of new cars coming up along with some interesting concepts.
All the automotive companies will be in full flow and we now look at some of the important production cars and concepts that will be showcased at event.
1. 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC Roadster
Mercedes-Benz will launch three new vehicles at the Detroit Motor Show 2016, one of them being the new SLC roadster. Primarily succeeding the SLK roadster, the renaming is done owing to the German automaker’s revised nomenclature.
Under this method, all the roadsters will use the base name “SL”, which stands for ‘sportlich leicht’ (German for sport light), followed by the letter that tells us about the series it is based on. So the SLC is primarily based on the C-Class.
The SLC-Class will be available in five engine options- starting with the SLC 180 which gets a 1.6-liter 156 hp turbocharged engine and extending till the SLC 43 AMG that gets the C450 AMG’s 3.0-liter biturbo V6 motor capable of generating 367 hp. With a 0 to 100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds, the SLC 43 AMG is 0.1 second slower than the SLK 55 AMG that packed a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8 producing 416 hp.
The deliveries of the SLC-Class are expected to start later in H1 2016 with booking likely to commence this month.