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To mark its 20th anniversary, the SLK compact roadster comes with new clothes and a brand new name, the SLC. The entry-level SLC 180 starts at 34,926.50 euros in Germany and is powered by a four-cylinder engine pushing 156 horsepower to the rear wheels. The top version, named SLC 43, is available from 59,886 euros and its V6 engine develops 367 horsepower.

The new model comes as standard with Active Brake Assist, panoramic various-roof, Attention Assist, multifunction sports steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather, Audio 20 CD, air conditioning and LED tail lamps. The Dynamic Select is a standard feature in the SLC 300 and SLC 250 d, and in the SLC 180 and SLC 200 with 9G-TRONIC, the equipment is available as an option.

Last but not least, the Mercedes-Benz SL facelift comes with more powerful engines, 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, Dynamic Select with five transmission modes and Active Body Control.

The first model available is the SL 400 and features a V6 engine upgraded to 367 horsepower and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque, with pricing starting at 99,097 euros. It is followed by the SL 500, packing a V8 engine under the hood and developing 455 horsepower, with prices starting at 122,897.25 euros.

For those of you who need a sportier version, the SL-Class also has two AMG versions. Starting from 161,691 euros, the SL 63 is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo engine capable of 585 horsepower and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque. The tip of the iceberg is the SL 65, which comes with a 6.0-liter V12 Biturbo engine rated at 630 horsepower and 1000 Nm (738 lb-ft) of torque, available from 239,933 euros. Deliveries will start in April.

Press Release

The new E-Class, the new SLC and the enhanced SL are available to order now, with deliveries commencing in April. As the world's most forward-looking production car, the E-Class sets new standards. And with prices starting at €45,303.30[1], it costs just 1.2 percent more than its predecessor based on a like-for-like equipment comparison. To coincide with its 20-year anniversary, the SLK compact roadster is to be relaunched with a new name – the SLC – as well as significantly optimised technology and an enhanced look. Prices now start at €34,926.501 for the new SLC 180 entry-level model with an output of 115 kW (156 hp). As for the SL, more powerful engines, the automatic transmission 9G-TRONIC, DYNAMIC SELECT with five transmission modes and Active Body Control with the curve tilting function all take the SL sports-car legend to a new dynamic level. The entry-level SL model is the SL 400 with an output of 270 kW (367 hp) (prices from €99,097.251).

The new E-Class combines sensually pure design and an exclusive interior with innovations that make it the most intelligent saloon in the executive category. There are initially three engines available at market launch: the first two models are the E 200 with a four-cylinder petrol engine developing 135 kW (184 hp) available from €45,303.301 and the E 220 d (available from €47,1241) featuring an all-new four-cylinder diesel engine with an output of 143 kW (195 hp), which has combined NEDC fuel consumption of 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres, equivalent to CO2 emissions of 102 grams per kilometre. The third variant, delivery of which starts in June 2016, is the powerful E 350 d (available from €55,602.751) with a V6 diesel engine developing 190 kW (258 hp) and a torque of 620 Nm. All three models are equipped with the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission as standard.

Despite a significant increase in efficiency and output (143 kW/195 hp compared with 125 kW/170 hp) and far lower fuel consumption (3.9 litres compared with 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres) with the automatic transmission, the basic price of the E 220 d is comparable with that of the previous E 220 BlueTEC (€47,124 compared with €46,945.50).

Right from the launch of the new E-Class, Mercedes-Benz Bank is offering attractive financing and leasing deals for private and business customers.

As an example, private customers can lease a new E 220 d worth €47,124 for a monthly rate as low as €399[2]. At the end of the contract, the customer can choose to buy the vehicle at a guaranteed purchase price or return it to the dealer. Furthermore, customers can opt for one of Mercedes-Benz Bank's private and business leasing mobility packages to provide financial flexibility and insurance cover for a fixed monthly instalment.

The E-Class Saloon comes with an extensive array of standard equipment, including the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, Active Brake Assist, the PRE-SAFE® system with PRE-SAFE® Sound, THERMATIC automatic climate control, DYNAMIC SELECT with five selectable transmission modes, the Audio 20 USB infotainment system and electrically adjustable front seats. Exterior and interior individualisation is possible by ordering the AVANTGARDE, EXCLUSIVE or AMG Line design and equipment package.

The new E-Class marks the premiere of numerous technical innovations, including:

High-resolution MULTIBEAM LED headlamps (€2320.501). These headlamps, each with 84 individually activated high-performance LEDs, automatically illuminate the road surface with a hitherto unsurpassed, precision-controlled distribution of exceptionally bright light – without dazzling other road users.

AIR BODY CONTROL (€22611). With this multi-chamber air suspension – a first in this segment – the occupants enjoy soft base suspension, and the secure feeling of good handling stability as the speed increases.

Driving Assistance package (€22611). Components of this package include the DRIVE PILOT comprising Steering Pilot with Active Lane-change Assistant, extended tolerance levels for the hands-off warning and active emergency-stop assist, Distance Pilot DISTRONIC with extended automatic restart in traffic jams and Speed Limit Pilot, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function and a function for initiating autonomous emergency braking at the tail end of traffic jams, plus Evasive Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRE-SAFE® PLUS.

Driving Assistance package Plus (€28561). In addition to the components of the Driving Assistance package, this package includes PRE-SAFE® impulse side. If a lateral collision has been detected and is imminent, this system moves the driver or front passenger away from the danger zone in a sideways direction by way of precaution.

SLC: new name, new dynamic

To coincide with its 20-year anniversary, the SLK compact roadster is to be relaunched in April 2016 with a new name – the SLC – as well as significantly optimised technology and an enhanced look. Prices now start at €34,926.501 for the new SLC 180 entry-level model with an output of 115 kW (156 hp) (previously: €39,656.75). Likewise new is the sporty range-topping Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 (available from €59,886.751) with 270 kW (367 hp).

As part of the facelift, the Mercedes-Benz designers have further honed the cult roadster's sporty look. The new front section, where the steeply raked radiator grille elongates the appearance of the arrow-shaped bonnet, is particularly striking. All SLC models feature a diamond radiator grille as standard. The extensive array of standard equipment includes Active Brake Assist (previously known as COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS), ATTENTION ASSIST, panoramic vario-roof, multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather, Audio 20 CD, air conditioning and LED tail lamps.

With DYNAMIC SELECT the vehicle characteristics can be adjusted instantly at the touch of a button, as the system modifies the engine, transmission, steering and suspension (the latter in conjunction with the Dynamic Handling package) at the driver's behest. DYNAMIC SELECT is a standard feature in the SLC 300 and SLC 250 d. In the SLC 180 and SLC 200 with 9G-TRONIC, transmission mode selection is available as an option.

For optimum visibility on country roads and motorways, when cornering and on bends, the LED Intelligent Light System (€1558.901) automatically adapts to all light and driving conditions. Further optional extras include Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus (€1191 in conjunction with the LED Intelligent Light System), which allows main beam to remain switched on without dazzling other road users.

A feature that continues to be unique to the SLC is the panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL (€2641.801) – this glass roof is lightened or darkened at the touch of a button. Operating the electrohydraulic roof is now even more straightforward. If when opening or closing the roof the vehicle has to move off due to the traffic conditions, the process which was started when at a standstill can be continued up to a speed of approx. 40 km/h. Another new feature is the automatic boot separator (in conjunction with the optional vario-roof convenience feature or optional KEYLESS-GO): if the separator is in the upper position for increased boot capacity, it automatically moves down when the roof is opened.

Driving Performance is the AMG brand promise – and the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 lives up to it in impressive style. The new model combines a 270 kW (367 hp), 520 Nm, 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine with a modified version of the AMG sports suspension familiar from the SLK 55. Furthermore, the SLC 43 comes with the option of AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adaptive damping adjustment (€1237.601). Even greater transverse dynamics is made possible by the optional Handling package (€33321) with mechanical limited-slip differential on the rear axle.

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