2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Review

Fuel Type
City MPG
Highway MPG
  • Performance
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    3.7 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    4.0 of 5.0
16 Sep 2016

Automobile manufacturers all over the world are looking forward to a prosperous future. The introduction of new models with ground-breaking designs and mechanical advancements expresses a desire to move on from the past. A new era in modern car architecture and manufacturing has begun, and every manufacturer wants to be the first and best at it. Mercedes-Benz attempts this with the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC. What can we anticipate from this convertible roadster?

The new 2017 Mercedes SLC is a formidable opponent for all roadsters. This model replaces the Mercedes-Benz SLK, which has been on the market since 1997 and has sold over 600,000 units.

Exterior design

All of the features of the latest Mercedes SLK have been upgraded, lifted, and smoothed out by the Mercedes design team, resulting in a far more round and elegant model. The “face” of the SLC will be markedly different from that of the SLK. The headlights, front bumper, and completely new grille are inspired by the old 300SL that won the Carrera Panamericana in 1952. That look will be updated to be more sporty and aerodynamic, in keeping with current trends.

On the other hand, there are only a few differences between the SLC and the SLK. The SLC lacks that small body opening on the fascia in the front. In addition, the fascia is smooth rather than seemingly wrapped around. The fender vent appears to be similar further down the side. The center louver, on the other hand, stops inside the vent, giving it a much cleaner and more sophisticated appearance. Furthermore, as on the SLK model, the small body line beneath the vent runs longer through the door and comes to a sharp point. The body line above the fender vent begins near the center of the wheel and ends in an edgy point nearly halfway across the door. On the SLK, this body line ended near the door handle.

Engine specs

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC is available in two models: the SLC43 and the SLC300. The Mercedes Benz SLC 300 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The car has 241 horsepower and a nine-speed 9G-Trionic automatic transmission. These features provide the best and most balanced options for enjoying a ride in this lovely and more than comfortable automobile.

Furthermore, the SLC300 has a top speed of 130 mph (210 kmph) and takes 5.7 seconds to reach 60 mph (100 kmph) from a complete stop. As a result, the SLC300 is ideal for cruising the coasts, highways, and even city streets. Either at a leisurely pace or at breakneck speed.

Finally, the SLC43 offers a more powerful engine with a 3.0-liter V-6 motor that produces 362 horsepower. The SLC43 accelerates to 60 mph (100 kmph) in 4.6 seconds. That is significantly faster than the SLC300‘s four-cylinder sibling.

The electro-hydraulic air roof is standard on both versions of the 2017 Mercedes Benz SLC. This one can be opened and closed even when the car is moving at a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour (40 kmph).

Price and sale date

The SLC 300 is priced at $47,950, while the AMG SLC 43 is priced at $60,300. Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 and AMG SLC 43 are now available in dealerships across the United States.

The cars are also available in Europe; German prices for the SLC 300 begin at €35,000 and the SLC 43 starts at €59,886.