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Just received this from the M-B press office.

New SLC name to replace SLK 20 years after its first launch

Available in two trim lines: Sport and AMG Line

Range-topping Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 features new 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine
The new Mercedes-Benz SLC is now available to order, and will be priced from £30,495 for the entry-level SLC 200 Sport.

The SLC is available with a choice of four engines. The petrol line-up features a 2.0-litre motor which produces 184hp (SLC 200) or 245hp (SLC 300). The SLC 200 is available as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox (150 g/km of CO2) or the optional 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission (137 g/km), while the SLC 300 comes with the 9G-TRONIC gearbox as standard (138 g/km).

The most fuel-efficient model in the range is the SLC 250 d which comes with a 2.1-litre diesel engine (204 hp), with CO2 emissions of just 114 g/km.

The SLC is available in two model lines: Sport and AMG Line. Standard equipment includes: re-designed halogen headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights; new sports exhaust system (standard with 9G-TRONIC on SLC 200 and SLC 300); sports pedals; LED tail lights; Active Brake Assist; Attention Assist; Active Bonnet; chrome-plated twin exhaust system; remote boot lid release; and Headlamp Assist.

Sport models come with 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (18-inch five-twin spoke alloy wheels are optionally available for £995), while AMG Line offers 18-inch AMG multi-spoke alloys.

Inside, a light carbon-grain trim comes as standard on the SLC 200, SLC 300 and SLC 250d, while the SLC 43 is available with dark carbon-grain trim.

SLC is optionally available with LED Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus for £1,150. For the best possible visibility on country roads and motorways, plus when cornering and on bends, the low-beam mode of the LED Intelligent Light System automatically adapts to the weather, lighting and driving conditions. In addition to its striking appearance, the LED Intelligent Light System offers more safety at night thanks to situation-based light distribution, combined with a light colour similar to daylight. The brightness of the brake lights also varies depending on the light conditions – to avoid dazzling other road users.

Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus recognises other road users with their lights on and adjusts the headlamps to the new traffic situation with no input from the driver.

At £765 customers can opt for the Keyless Go package, which now includes an automatic boot separator. If it is in the upright position, the boot separator will automatically lower when the driver lowers the roof – eliminating the need for the driver to manually close the separator.

The new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 comes with a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine and offers performance of 367 hp plus peak torque of 520 Nm: allowing it to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds. Its top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. The SLC 43 comes standard with the 9G-TRONIC gearbox, enabling it to offer emissions of just 178 g/km – almost 20 g/km less than the previous SLK 55 AMG. Additionally, the SLC 43 is priced at £46,355, compared to £55,350 for the SLK 55 AMG.

The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 is available with a host of standard equipment including AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather and DINAMICA combined with red contrast stitching; AIRSCARF neck-level heating; PARKTRONIC including parking guidance; LED Intelligent Light System and Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus; analogue clock featuring an IWC design; Garmin® MAP PILOT with Live Traffic Information; AMG sports suspension; AMG sports exhaust system; AMG Handling Package; and AMG high-performance braking system with red–painted brake calipers.

Petrol
200 4-cy; 184hp Sport manual from £30,500, auto £32,000.
AMG £34,500 and £36,000 respectively.
300 4-cy; 245hp AMG auto from £39,200.
43 6-cy; 367hp from £46,355 [see below]
Diesel
250d 4-cy; 204hp Sport auto £33,000, AMG £37,000.

The press release included a table where the hp for the 43 was given as 258. We can conclude two things from this: the table was wrong and the copy editor will be spoken to.

Derek
 

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Just received this from the M-B press office.

New SLC name to replace SLK 20 years after its first launch

Available in two trim lines: Sport and AMG Line

Range-topping Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 features new 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine
The new Mercedes-Benz SLC is now available to order, and will be priced from £30,495 for the entry-level SLC 200 Sport.

The SLC is available with a choice of four engines. The petrol line-up features a 2.0-litre motor which produces 184hp (SLC 200) or 245hp (SLC 300). The SLC 200 is available as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox (150 g/km of CO2) or the optional 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission (137 g/km), while the SLC 300 comes with the 9G-TRONIC gearbox as standard (138 g/km).

The most fuel-efficient model in the range is the SLC 250 d which comes with a 2.1-litre diesel engine (204 hp), with CO2 emissions of just 114 g/km.

The SLC is available in two model lines: Sport and AMG Line. Standard equipment includes: re-designed halogen headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights; new sports exhaust system (standard with 9G-TRONIC on SLC 200 and SLC 300); sports pedals; LED tail lights; Active Brake Assist; Attention Assist; Active Bonnet; chrome-plated twin exhaust system; remote boot lid release; and Headlamp Assist.

Sport models come with 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (18-inch five-twin spoke alloy wheels are optionally available for £995), while AMG Line offers 18-inch AMG multi-spoke alloys.

Inside, a light carbon-grain trim comes as standard on the SLC 200, SLC 300 and SLC 250d, while the SLC 43 is available with dark carbon-grain trim.

SLC is optionally available with LED Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus for £1,150. For the best possible visibility on country roads and motorways, plus when cornering and on bends, the low-beam mode of the LED Intelligent Light System automatically adapts to the weather, lighting and driving conditions. In addition to its striking appearance, the LED Intelligent Light System offers more safety at night thanks to situation-based light distribution, combined with a light colour similar to daylight. The brightness of the brake lights also varies depending on the light conditions – to avoid dazzling other road users.

Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus recognises other road users with their lights on and adjusts the headlamps to the new traffic situation with no input from the driver.

At £765 customers can opt for the Keyless Go package, which now includes an automatic boot separator. If it is in the upright position, the boot separator will automatically lower when the driver lowers the roof – eliminating the need for the driver to manually close the separator.

The new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 comes with a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine and offers performance of 367 hp plus peak torque of 520 Nm: allowing it to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds. Its top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. The SLC 43 comes standard with the 9G-TRONIC gearbox, enabling it to offer emissions of just 178 g/km – almost 20 g/km less than the previous SLK 55 AMG. Additionally, the SLC 43 is priced at £46,355, compared to £55,350 for the SLK 55 AMG.

The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 is available with a host of standard equipment including AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather and DINAMICA combined with red contrast stitching; AIRSCARF neck-level heating; PARKTRONIC including parking guidance; LED Intelligent Light System and Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus; analogue clock featuring an IWC design; Garmin® MAP PILOT with Live Traffic Information; AMG sports suspension; AMG sports exhaust system; AMG Handling Package; and AMG high-performance braking system with red–painted brake calipers.

Petrol
200 4-cy; 184hp Sport manual from £30,500, auto £32,000.
AMG £34,500 and £36,000 respectively.
300 4-cy; 245hp AMG auto from £39,200.
43 6-cy; 367hp from £46,355 [see below]
Diesel
250d 4-cy; 204hp Sport auto £33,000, AMG £37,000.

The press release included a table where the hp for the 43 was given as 258. We can conclude two things from this: the table was wrong and the copy editor will be spoken to.

Derek
Interesting around the SLC 43 AMG being cheaper than the 55. Less engine = less money LOL.

Anyway, a little expensive, would much rather stretch a tad more and go for a Boxster ;-)
 

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I commented in a previous thread that I thought pricing would be crucial and a £K10 reduction over the previous SLK55 is a significant amount I believe.
Leaving the "but it's not a V8 55AMG" debate aside (I know you guys can't leave it alone) >:D
I wasn't keen on the R172 when it came out. I don't think any of us enthusiasts take to new models when we love what we are familiar with. But over the years I have grown accustomed to it and and am now seriously considering buying one.
This new SLC43 seems to carry the right options as standard, apparently has a better dynamic suspension set up, isn't that much shorter on horsepower, is lighter on the front end, has a nine speed box and has has better torque throughout the rev range apparently.
Also, it's ten thousand pounds cheaper.....
......I think it could be a huge success, effectively combining the SLK350 market with the AMG55 :laugh:

I'm registered with MB UK for the SLC launch so I'm hoping for an early test drive (if I get one I'll report back).
Whilst I won't buy one new, I look forward to a previously cherished Approved Used (secondhand) one in 2018...........

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Interesting that "Fire Opal Red" is a colour option on the SLC given all the hullabaloo about the pimply red paint on the R172... surely they must think they've eliminated the manufacturing issue, they can't be daft enough to keep offering it if they haven't really sorted it can they?
 

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Page 25 of the brochure - 'Parking - reversing camera' - That I like......
Page 17 of the brochure - 'Red brake calipers' for AMG - That I like....
Page 17 of the brochure - 'AMG sports exhaust (four pipe look)' - That I don't like...
 

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It's interesting that the current 5-spoke AMG wheels are a £100 option and multi-spokes are now standard. Small cost-cuts everywhere.

The more you look at it, the more attractive the SLC43 becomes. Fully optioned it's about £47,500 which is a lot but by summer 2017 when I want one doubtless there'll be big discounts again :)
 

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I think Slk43 is missing things that were standard on SLK55, now they are options.
Indeed - no COMAND and no electric memory seats.

You do get Airscarf, the Garmin SD card navigation (to make the LED lights work properly), mirror pack, lighting and ambient light packs, alloy roll hoop covers, although no Airguide, Parktronic with reversing camera, rain-sensing wipers, cup-holders and the analog clock. Pretty much every available option that's not in the driver assistance pack, COMAND or the electric memory seats.

I still think it's decent value although it does look expensive against the equivalent Audi TTS which has quattro and mag-ride as standard. It's only 300PS though.
 

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I can't decide what to think about this pricing. I'm keeping an eye on used SLK55.
I'm doing the same , can't help but think the 172 slk 55 will drop in price as a knock on effect of the new model then level out quickly as people realise it's the last of the line , " last of the v8s " to quote mad max !
There could be a good buy to be had .
 

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I'm doing the same , can't help but think the 172 slk 55 will drop in price as a knock on effect of the new model then level out quickly as people realise it's the last of the line , " last of the v8s " to quote mad max !
There could be a good buy to be had .
At any time there will only be a few people looking for such extreme performance vehicles. That's why AMG can get away with hand-building the engines.

Because those people tend to buy new, the market for nearly new used 55s is permanently weak which means you can generally always get a bargain. As you say, the market firms up a bit as they age because less well-heeled people can start to afford them at that point.

Mercedes dealers usually have 1 or 2 used 55's at a serious discount over new.

If you want one, I wouldn't procrastinate, I'd get in and get one while there are plenty of fresh ones.
 
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