Mercedes’ SLK replacement has been introduced a year ago as the Mercedes-Benz SLC. However, the amazing car hasn’t changed just the name. The German car manufacturer also made it more luxurious and more attractive without any doubt. Inside, the roadster sports refined cues with more taste and better quality materials, while the exterior features several totally unexpected details. For this year, the carmaker prepares several additional tweaks, so the 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC could become an even more impressive option.
2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC: Changes and Improvements
According to information we have, the updated 2018 SLC is going to get a slightly revised grille and new graphics for the headlights, while the rear end might feature a revised taillight styling. The roadster will likely keep its retractable hardtop and optional panoramic sunroof. You will be able to operate with it at speeds up to 25 mph. In addition, the vehicle will get completely redesigned 18-inch wheels, which will also sport a little bit bigger brakes.
Inside, the gorgeous 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC is definitely getting the new Nappa leather upholstery with contrast stitching and updated technologies. Today’s 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen should grow a little bit, while the dash might receive several changed as well. The spectacular and ultra-cozy sports seats will be unchanged.
Engine Options and Transmission
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC comes with a single option under the hood. It is a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 2.0-liter 16-valve inline-4 that currently delivers 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The unit powers rear wheels through the nine-speed automatic transmission. As we have found out, the updated model will get a few ponies more, so it should be able to pump out at least 250 horsepower. Still, in case you need more power, there are the impressive AMG versions. The 2018 SLC AMG uses a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 362 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 384 lb-ft of torque at 2000 rpm. This mill has replaced the iconic 5.5-liter V8, which was a little bit more powerful, yet incomparably more thirsty. Of course, the AMG sibling isn’t just “better” for the more powerful engine, but also because of the different suspension tuning that provides the ultra-precise driving.
Estimated Price and Arrival
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC will keep its current price, which is under $49K at this moment. As for the more impressive AMG SLC43 model, it should cost around $62,300. The roadster should be released before the end of this year.