Introduced for the first time during Detroit Motor Show, and expected to make its European debut during Geneva Motor Show, the facelifted Mercedes SLC is already available to order in the UK. The convertible 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 184 hp (SLC200) or 245 hp (SLC300). The SLC200 is available as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox or the optional 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, while the SLC300 comes with the 9G-TRONIC gearbox as standard. The most fuel-efficient model in the range is the SLC 250d which comes with a 2.1-litre diesel engine delivering 204 hp.

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The SLC is available in two model lines: Sport and AMG Line. Standard equipment includes: redesigned halogen headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, new sports exhaust system (standard with 9G-TRONIC on SLC 200 and SLC 300), sporty 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. SLC is optionally available with LED Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus for £1,150.