The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class has been unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2016 and GTspirit had the opportunity to get a closer look at the SLK’s replacement.
Primarily based on the C-Class, the SLC-Class will be available in five engine options. The base model is the SLC 180 which is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 156 hp. It’s not a very powerful motor but the range topping SLC 43 AMG gets the C450 AMG’s 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine. The latter produces 367 hp and has a 0 to 100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds.
That said, 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. However, it’s lighter and signals Mercedes’ shift from the V8 motors. The deliveries of the SLC-Class are expected to start later in H1 2016 with booking likely to commence this month.