Mercedes is shutting down the SLC Roadster after 23 years of production. Sales of the entry-class roadster have been dropping for years and Mercedes has finally decided to let the model go.
However, it will go out with a bang. The 2019 SLC Final Edition will come with improved specifications and AMG Line trim.
You will be able to choose from the regular line of powertrains – 180, 200 and 300. Each comes with a turbocharged, inline 4-cylinder engine with 1.6 up to 2.0 liters of displacement. The SLC 300 will produce up to 245hp and 273 lb/ft of torque, going from 0 to 62mph in 5.8 seconds.
Mercedes will also offer a performance version – the SLC 43. It will come with a 3.0-liter, twin turbo V6 engine, producing 390hp and 384 lb/ft of torque. Acceleration from 0 to 62mph is as low as 4.7 seconds.
The Final Edition SLC will come in two colors:
- Black with chrome trim
- Sun Yellow with high gloss black trim
The second paint job is a tribute to the original Mercedes-Benz SLK R170. In 1996, it premiered in a similar bright yellow color.
The AMG Line trim includes new bumpers front and back, new fins on the air intakes and a number of smaller items in and out of the vehicle.
Performance wise, the AMG package includes bigger brakes and 10mm lowered suspension, which you can opt out of. The car rides on a set of 18-inch, five-spoke, lightweight AMG wheels.
With the end of Mercedes-Benz SLC, and Audi TT transforming into a four-door coupe, the entry-level roadster segment shrinks to just a handful of alternatives – Mazda MX-5, Fiat 124 and BMW Z4.