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Geneva 2016: Mercedes-AMG SLC 43

Mercedes-AMG SLC 43

The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 gets its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 is the replacement for the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG with a downsized engine and an increase in performance.

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43’s engine is a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine with a 9G-TRONIC gearbox. Power is rated at 367 hp between 5,500-6,000 rpm and 520 Nm of torque between 2,000-4,200 rpm. Fuel consumption is just 7.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. The SLC 43 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.

The suspension gets unique front and rear axles. At the front, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 gets a three-link setup with stiffer steering knuckles and an increased negative camber, together with new wishbone guide bearings. At the rear, the SLC 43 gets a four-link axel with similar modifications.

The engine and rear axle gear unit gets stiffer mountings to improve stability. AMG Ride Control is available as an option with adjustable dampers, as is the AMG limited slip differential for the rear. Brakes are high performance aluminium units with bigger discs.

Geneva Motor Show 2016

Inside, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 gets a new multi function sports steering wheel in nappa leather with perforated grips and a flat bottomed section together with red contrast stitching. Black nappa leather interior and sport seats are also standard.

For more detail on the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43, take a look at our earlier article. For more from the Geneva Motor Show 2016, take a look at our dedicated news channel.

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