It's the last signs of life. SLK/SLC will be over in two years time. No way there is going to be a proper 63. The 55 had such a low sales number they cann't justify making an even more bad ass SLK/C. Now you've cancelled the 43 its time to look at the F-type ...
Aha we meet again wja96 & the subject of SLC's at dealers & am heartened you agree with my findings.Mercedes needs to do something. Normally, I wouldn't be so negative but apparently sales of SLCs have absolutely collapsed, even with anything up to 33% discounts against list. There is a choice of 250d on Drive the Deal at the moment, all in standard black or white, but the AMG model with heated seats and Airscarf and they're £11000 off list. Those are desperate sales tactics.
No, no F-type for me. We still have the red 55 until August and I really can't say anything but I am REALLY sure there will be a V8 SLC model in the near future. Even if it comes from Bottrop rather than from Affalterbach.It's the last signs of life. SLK/SLC will be over in two years time. No way there is going to be a proper 63. The 55 had such a low sales number they cann't justify making an even more bad ass SLK/C. Now you've cancelled the 43 its time to look at the F-type ...
Yep, that's exactly what I mean. With the big V8 in the front naturally. And obviously you don't buy something like that new. The market is full of used low milage convertible V8's (at least in Germany).Surely you don't mean the overpriced convertible 'F' Type with the most stupid smallest boot in the history of the motor car.
Ahh, you're playing the Bottrop card. Yes, agree, if that's the path there can be anything. I would LOVE the M157 in my SLK.No, no F-type for me. We still have the red 55 until August and I really can't say anything but I am REALLY sure there will be a V8 SLC model in the near future. Even if it comes from Bottrop rather than from Affalterbach.
If it's not what I want then I'm still a member of the TT Owners Club. And the TTRS is a MONSTER.
I KNOW they have a V8 SLC in Bottrop. Whether its a factory prototype or something they built themselves I don't know.Ahh, you're playing the Bottrop card. Yes, agree, if that's the path there can be anything. I would LOVE the M157 in my SLK.
TT: not my taste in looks, still a soft top.
I disagree about the equipment levels. There are plenty of US based Owners on here asking about Halogen bulb replacements and how they can get the navigation option added. Do bear in mind that anything imported into the USA is significantly more expensive than anything made locally. They have eye-watering import duties.On the subject of reviews I enjoy the numerous reviews on YouTube from all around the world even if some are a bit amateur in their production.
What interests me is that almost every model reviewed especially in the USA has ALL the options yet in the UK dealers have in stock models with maybe (essential) couple of options like Command & Airscarf & if you're lucky something else electric folding mirrors. Worse is that most are the smallest petrol engine versions probably because we are a tiny country, don't really need big engines & women like them as a posh little run-about.
So I guess the only way to have everything is to place a special order, pay a silly price & cringe at the depreciation.
Easy: it would hurt SL sales. The SL owner wouldn't be too happy with the smaller SLK/C outperforming him and the profit on the SL is bigger than on the SLK/C. So easy decision; no competition from a bad ass SLK/C!And yet M-B seem to be sticking a big V-8 in almost every thing in the range.
Why then no SLC63 ?
These are factory figures. No review or test will ever match these numbers, 'somehow' they alwasy turn out much worse. And they only put extra effort in emissions and consumption because of regulations, not because they like to. USA-CA is pretty much in the lead on emissions but they'll get competition from Norway where electrics are promoted with cheaper tax rates.It could be a matter of timing, the need to line up the new engines, with the all-new models, as they (engines) are reported to need the new electronic architecture only possible in the new generation platforms. And why stick soon to be obsolete engines into a very small volume application for just a couple of years?
I am stunned to read the new M-B engines are 15% more efficient again. Is there no end to improvement to the internal combustion engine.?