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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Katy, TX
Vehicle: 2013 SLK 55 AMG
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SLC AMG not offered in North American Market?
Just had an opportunity to look at the MBUSA site this morning and I see that the SLC is FINALLY listed - so it looks like the SLK plate is officially retired. For grins and giggles I thought I'd go ahead and see about building/pricing the AMG model, so I hit the 'AMG' tab which did indeed take me to the AMG website. After navigating to 'Vehicles > Convertibles & Roadsters', I see that the only one listed is the AMG S63 Cabriolet - there is no AMG SLC listed on the AMG site (at least not that I could find). I guess the website is a work in progress? Or will the AMG not be offered in the US - hmmmmm....? I also noticed that they still include a section on the 'One Man, One Engine' concept - I wonder if the two are related since the SLC engine won't meet that criteria? I then went back to the regular USA site and saw that the only SLC model offered is the SLC 300 (the 2.0L engine) - no others listed at all. I decided to try to 'build' one of these to a 'semi-comparable' AMG spec (without the engine, of course). The base price was $47,950 but after I added in all the standard AMG options (based on what was offered on my car) that were available, it came out priced at just over $65 K - that's almost an additional $18 K for the many options/packages that I had to select. Looks like MB is starting to adopt the Porsche business model. That compares against $75 K for my fairly well equipped 2013 AMG - no P30, Magic Sky, Carbon fiber.
Current Configuration with Add Ons:
AIRGUIDE Wind Deflector, AMG Door Lock Pins, AMG Shift Medallion, AMG Tire Valve Stem Caps,
Bengal Red Leather Interior, Black Ash Wood Trim, Chrome Hood Fin Covers, COMAND, Dual Zone A/C,
ESCORT RedLine Radar Detector, Intelligent Lighting Package, Keyless Go, MB Battery Trickle Charger,
MB Cargo Area Tray, MB Load Sill Protector, MB Stainless Trunk Handle Protector, MB Wheel Locks,
Multimedia Package, Palladium Silver Metallic Paint, Smart Top, RED Brake Calipers, Window Tinting