C for class in the new Mercedes SCL

C for class in the new Mercedes SCL

C for class in the new Mercedes SCL

MERCEDES-Benz has relaunched its SLK compact roadster, calling it the SLC, to acknowledge its close relationship with the C-Class from which a lot of its technology is derived.

The just-released four-model range features new equipment including a new grille, 9G-Tronic transmission and the latest in driver assistance technologies.

The range comprises the SLC 180, SLC 200, SLC 300 and AMG SLC 43, with prices starting at $70,900 and peaking at $134,615.

The 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine in the SLC 180 produces 115kW and 250Nm and standard gear includes the 9-speed transmission, 18-inch alloys, Garmin Map Pilot navigation, solar-reflecting leather upholstery, heated front seats, a reversing camera, DAB+ digital radio and Apple CarPlay.

The $83,855 SLC 200 and $99,855 300 variants use 2.0 litre135kW/300Nm and 180kW/ 370Nm respectively.

The new AMG SLC 43 lives up to the brand’s promise of driving performance with a 270kW /520Nm, 3.0litre V6 biturbo engine and sports suspension.

The new SLCs are available now.

Mercedes SLKs are now known as SLCs and the latest models have just landed in Australia.