2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Review – Not every refresh has to be some massively particular upgrade, where the new vehicle hardly resembles the one it’s supplanting. Some updates are a little bit much more refined, opting to pay more focus to the workings beneath all that sheet steel. That’s the case with Mercedes-Benz and the new 2017 SLC-Class roadster.
The SLC, formerly the SLK, now falls in line with Mercedes-Benz’s taxonomic structure. All roadsters begin with SL, and also the 3rd letter denotes its size course. Long as the C-Class made use of to be the smallest sedan before the CLA, the SLC’s name places it as the littlest roadster the brand name makes.
Possibly one of the most notable updates to the SLC is its brand-new pair of engines. Gone is the midrange six-cylinder and also the honking AMG eight-cylinder. The SLC will certainly currently be found in 2 trims– the Mercedes-Benz SLC300 and also the Mercedes-AMG SLC43. The SLC300 gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder helpful for 241 horsepower, and also the SLC43 loads a 3.0-liter six-cylinder producing 362 hp. Both engines come mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Review
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Exterior
Exterior, the new SLC has a freshly developed front end, with notable differences to the front splitter, bumper air vents, headlights, and grille design. The daytime running lights are of the LED kind and have been incorporated right into the light assemblies, giving the fronts lights an eyelid of kinds. In contrast to the outgoing SLK, the front fascia has a sportier layout that provides the SLC a hostile look, virtually like it is snarling at you. On the base version, the front grille is completed in black with chrome trim as well as an iridium silver louver. When adding the “Sporting activity” plan, the diamond grille will indeed be finished in chrome, as seen in the pictures. With the “Night” package, the facility louver is available in high-gloss black. The hood itself is rather just like the outbound SLK, yet the style of the front grille makes it appear like the hood folds over the front of the car, like the hood, and also grille are one item.
To the side, there are only subtle distinctions when you contrast the SLC to the SLK. To the front, you’ll notice that the SLC doesn’t have that small body opening on the fascia, and also fascia is smooth in contrast to having that wrap-around body line. Moving back, that fender duct shows up the same. However, you’ll observe that the center louver cancels inside the duct, giving it a much cleaner look. The small body line beneath the vent runs a little further back on the door and also still comes to a sharp point. The body line over the fender duct starts near the top of the wheel arch, yet concerns a sharp point about half method throughout the door. On the SLK, this body line traveled right to the door manage.
Down below, the side skirts have been refined a little bit. On the SLK, the side skirts stuck out from the body at the front as well as rear wheel wells, but on the SLC, the side skirt gradually protrudes a lot more as it moves toward the back of the auto. Behind the back wheel well, the bumper is practically entirely smooth except the twist around, sunk in body line. The taillights keep the very same form, however, supply a different layout that keeps the reverse lights to the back, with only the reflectors and side markers wrapping around into the corner panel.
The rear deck shows up almost the very same, however that arch that includes the LED high-mount brake light looks to be a little much less pronounced. The LED bar, however, is a bit longer, with the factors a lot more rounded. As it was on the side, the taillights bring the same design as the SLK. However, the testimonials lights have been transferred to an all-time low of the taillight assemblies and also look to be LED. Rather than having one large red part on the light, the SLC has 2, slanted rectangles that will serve as tail and also brake lights. It is a much cleaner style.
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Interior
The interior of the SLC is likewise refreshed in contrast to the SLK. However, the distinctions below are subtle too. The same four-spoke vents lie on each side of the infomercial screen, and also at the corners of the dashboard. The door trim panels, facility console, as well as seats all, carry a similar style, yet are various in their very own means, additional distinguishing the SLC name. Also, the guitar collection has two primary gauges with a new scale on the reduced, right side of each major scale. A tiny display screen sits in between both main evaluates.
New aluminum trim inserts garnish the inside as well as have a carbon fiber coating. On the instrument collection, the gauge surrounds black function dials, and the scale needles are red. An analog appears the center of the dashboard is readily available as an alternative, as it was on the outgoing SLK. On the SLC, the pigmentation has been altered to match the scale sheaths of the tool collection. The infotainment display, while in the very same area, but is now determines seven inches as opposed to the 5.8-inch display on the SLK. The steering wheel itself has been updated with perforation in the grip location, as well as on the SLC 43; a new wheel can be optioned, covered in Nappa natural leather as well as DINAMICA microfiber. The Nappa natural leather seats have likewise been updated, currently featuring opening at the shoulder areas and also contrast stitching. Additional leather different colors now include saddle brownish and platinum white.
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Engine
For 2017, the SLC300 will indeed be powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. It puts out 241 horsepower and also 273 pound-feet of torque. That electrical energy is sent out to the back wheels through a 9G-Trion Trion ic automatic transmission. Full blast on the SLC300 comes in at 130 miles per hour, with it taking 5.7 secs to hit 60 mph from a quit. For those searching for even more power, going up to the SLC43 obtain a 3.0-liter V-6 that presses 362 horsepower as well as 384 pound-feet of torque. The SLC43 hits 60 mph in merely 4.6 secs.
Dynamic Select drive comes criterion on the SLC300 and also permits the motorist to personalize exactly how the automobile executes with the easy press of a button. There are five methods altogether: Convenience, Sporting activity, Sporting activity+, Eco, as well as Individual. The SLC300 could likewise be optioned with a vibrant handling package that consists of adaptive damping as well as effective edge aid. When damping pressure is picked comfortably, sporting activity, or Sporting activity+ method, damping force at each wheel adjusts automatically depending on road conditions– offering an exceptional right regardless of the problem. Selecting the sports exhaust system gives the SLC300 and flexible sound encounter, enabling the drive to tune exhaust sound as he pleases through a flexible exhaust flap.
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Price
Price, Mercedes has yet to release prices for the upcoming SLC designs. However, the SLK250 was priced at $43,950 while the SLK55 AMG lugged an invoice to the tune of $70,900. I believe these rates will certainly continue to be in the same area for the SLC300 and also SLC43, respectively.