The 2017 Mercedez-Benz SLC
2017 SLCEXPECTED LATE SPRING 2016
Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga Drivers Await the Arrival of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC
Scheduled to arrive in the spring of this year as a 2017 model, the SLC is stepping up to the plate with new powertrains and features. Available in two configurations, the SLC 300 and the AMG® SLC 43, this compact roadster promises a rambunctious drive and inimitable style. For more information on when you can expect to see the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC in our new inventory, visit us at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario near Rancho Cucamonga!
New and Advanced Powertrains
While many of the much-loved aspects of the SLK will carry over to the new SLC models, substantial changes are set to take place under the hood. The SLC 300 will come furnished with a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that outputs 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, which revs from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. Stepping up to the AMG® SLC 43 gets you a 3.0L V6 engine, which dishes out 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. This high-performing biturbo engine reaches top speeds of 155 mph, and arrives at 60 mph from 0 mph in a hasty 4.6 seconds. Currently, there’s no word on whether Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga drivers can expect additional powertrain options later down the road.
Silky-Smooth Handling Technology
Like the SLK, the SLC models will feature a 9-speed automatic transmission; however, 9G-TRONIC technology will make an appearance, offering greater efficiency and comfort. The AMG® SLC 43 will feature a host of worthwhile handling upgrades, allowing drivers to tackle tight bends and carve corners to their heart’s content. The AMG® SLC 43’s exclusive suspension system will include unique tuning, as well as increased negative camber for better driver control and tire grip. For an even more thrilling drive, car buyers can tack on several handling features, such as adjustable damping and a mechanical limited-slip differential.
In form and feel, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC doesn’t stray too far from the famed design of the smaller SLK roadster. The SLC, however, sets itself apart with a stronger build and more refined curves. The signature retractable hardtop also gets an upgrade, and can now conveniently unfold and retract at speeds as high as 25 mph. Featuring Mercedes-Benz’s diamond-mesh design, the grille commands immediate attention, and the elongated front-end has been redesigned to improve airflow to the engine. The restyled headlights will feature a full-LED option, while the previously wide taillights have been slimmed to flow more eloquently with the SLC’s glossier figure.
Interior Styling and Features
On the whole, Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts can expect the SLC’s interior to harken back to the SLK it’s replacing. Along with instrumentation and interior trim modifications, the SLC will feature an upgraded web of technology features, both for greater safety and luxury. The SLC 300 and AMG® SLC 43 are set to include a 4.5-inch gauge cluster display, DYNAMIC SELECT®, and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS®. Naturally, Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga drivers will have an assortment of available luxury features to pick and choose from, including:
- Optional COMAND® system
- Optional leather upholstery
- Optional harman/kardon® Logic 7®* surround-sound system
- Optional ambient lighting
*harman/kardon® and Logic 7® are registered trademarks of Harmon International Industries, Incorporated.
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