A low stance and aggressive front grille, with its diamond radiator and a single chrome bar flanking the prominent Mercedes-Benz crest, creates an imposing profile. The swept-back LED headlights and taillights add a further sense of exclusivity, along with dramatic air-intakes on the side which give the effect of forward motion. The effortlessly stylish roof retracts neatly into the rear in seconds at speeds below 25mph, instantly enclosing you in the well-insulated, luxurious cabin.
Whether the SLC’s hard-top roof is raised or lowered, you and your passenger benefit from an interior that offers comfort and the light, airy ambience you would expect from a high-performance convertible. An elegant dashboard displays a 7” touchscreen media display and central wheel that integrates controls. The finely-upholstered seats with optimised lateral support are situated low down to enhance the racing experience, while the flat-bottomed sports steering wheel enhances the sense of occasion.
When the roof is down, the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system and AIRGUIDE draught deflectors enable you to stay warm on chilly days whilst enjoying the open air.
Engines and performance
Two 2.0 litre, four-cylinder petrol units with 184hp and 245hp are available with the SLC, along with a 2.1 litre diesel engine and a high-powered V6 petrol edition for AMG models. The more powerful of the petrol units deliver 0-62mph acceleration in a mere 5.8 seconds. The SLC has only slightly less pace when fitted with the diesel, even as it returns combined fuel consumption of 70.6mpg and carbon emissions of 114g/km.
For those seeking even greater thrills, the SLC 55 AMG boasts a 3.0 litre engine that delivers superb 0-62mph acceleration in 4.7 seconds. To complement this blistering performance, a nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission ensures swift yet controlled progress as you increase your speed.
Safety and technology
The SLC offers class-leading safety, using innovative preventative systems that guarantee a secure drive. Danger is averted by the addition of the autonomous Active Brake Assist system (which automatically brings the car to a halt when a collision is imminent) and Attention Assist (which sounds an audible warning when detecting signs of driver fatigue or loss of concentration).
A full complement of airbags, crash-responsive head restraints, and an Active Bonnet (which pops up to minimise injuries to pedestrians) also protect you and other road users from physical harm in the event of a collision.
For more information on the Mercedes SLC, simply visit your nearest Lookers Mercedes-Benz dealership today. Our friendly and professional team members are on hand to guide you to a Mercedes-Benz model suited to your requirements. Situated in the heart of England, you can visit us direct or give us a call to arrange your next test drive.