Along with the new Mercedes SLC model, the German manufacturer also introduced its performance version, developed by Affalterbach division. 

The all new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 has a new 3.0 litre V6 biturbo engine and a 9G-TRONIC sport transmission. The unit is capable of delivering 367 hp maximum power and peak torque of 520 Newton-metres: sprinting from rest to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, its top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h.

The roadster has a newly developed front and rear axles, new engine/rear-axle gear unit mountings, stiff elastokinematics and highly precise steering. Even better transverse dynamics is made possible by the optional Handling package with mechanical limited-slip differential on the rear axle.

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The new SLC 43 represents the entry point into the current roadster world of AMG. Apart from the renaming of the SLK to SLC, the open-top two-seater also comes with a new AMG nomenclature.

The 43 stands for the further-developed AMG 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine. The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 is therefore the first V6 model from Affalterbach to feature the new nomenclature. This will be successively introduced to the future model portfolio.