Mercedes-Benz SLC (2016–)

Model History

December 2015

Mercedes-Benz SLC unveiled

Facelifted version of the SLK takes on a new name. The SLC 250 d, SLC 300 and SLC 43 feature the sport/comfort-oriented 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard, while it is available as an option for the SLC 200.

As part of the facelift, the Mercedes-Benz designers have further honed the roadster’s sporty look. The new front section, where the steeply raked radiator grille elongates the appearance of the arrow-shaped bonnet, is particularly striking. All SLC models feature a diamond radiator grille as standard.

SLC 200 SLC 300 SLC 250 d SLC 43
Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line 4/in-line 4/in-line 6/V
Displacement (cc) 1991 1991 2143 2996
Rated output
(kW/hp at rpm)
135/184 at 5500 180/245 at 5500 150/204
at 3800
270/367 at 5500-6000
Rated torque
(Nm at rpm)
300 at 1200-4000 370 at 1300-4000 500 at 1600-1800 520 at
Combined fuel consumption
from (l/100 km)
6.1 (5.7) (5.8) (4.4) (7.8)
Combined CO 2 emissions
from (g/km)
142 (133) (134) (114) (178)
Efficiency class C (B) (B) (A) (D)
0-100 km/h (s)
7.0 (6.9) (5.8) (6.6) (4.7)
Top speed (km/h) 240 (237) (250) (245) (250)

The SLC 180 and SLC 200 are fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission. The sport/comfort-oriented 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is available for these models as an option and fitted as standard in the SLC 250 d, SLC 300 and SLC 43.

The SLC’s vario-roof combines open-top driving pleasure with uncompromised comfort in poor weather. Operating the electrohydraulic roof is now even more straightforward. If when opening or closing the roof the vehicle has to move off due to the traffic conditions, the process which was started when at a standstill can be continued up to a speed of approx 40 km/h.

Another new feature is the automatic boot separator (in conjunction with the optional extra vario-roof convenience feature or KEYLESS-GO): if the separator is in the upper position for increased boot capacity, it automatically moves down when the roof is opened. If there is not enough space for this because the boot is full of luggage, the roof does not open and the message “Close boot separator” appears in the instrument cluster.

As part of the facelift, the Mercedes-Benz designers have further honed the roadster’s sporty look. The new front section, where the steeply raked radiator grille elongates the appearance of the arrow-shaped bonnet, is particularly striking. All SLC models feature a diamond radiator grille as standard. On the entry-level model it is finished in black with an iridium silver louvre and chrome trim. A more individual look is available in conjunction with the AMG Line or the Night package: here the diamond radiator grille is finished in chrome, and the colour of the louvre either remains iridium silver (AMG Line) or is high-gloss black (Night package).

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.

Mercedes-AMG SLC 43
Engine V6 biturbo
Displacement 2996 cc
Output 270 kW (367 hp)
at 5500-6000 rpm
Peak torque 520 Nm at 2000-4200 rpm
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined 7.8 l/100 km
CO 2 emissions 178 g/km
Efficiency class D
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.7 s
Top speed 250 km/h*

January 2016

SLC prices announced

The new Mercedes-Benz SLC is priced from £30,495 for the entry-level SLC 200 Sport.

Standard equipment includes re-designed halogen headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, new sports exhaust system (standard with 9G-TRONIC on SLC 200 and SLC 300), sports pedals, LED tail lights, Active Brake Assist, Attention Assist, Active Bonnet, chrome-plated twin exhaust system, remote boot lid release and Headlamp Assist.

Sport models come with 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (18-inch five-twin spoke alloy wheels are optionally available for £995), while AMG Line offers 18-inch AMG multi-spoke alloys.

Engine Model Line Transmission OTR Price
SLC 200

Sport 6-speed
AMG Line 6-speed
SLC 300

SLC 250 d

SLC 43


May 2017

SLC 180 AMG introduced

The SLC 180 AMG Line has been added to the SLC range, with prices starting from £32,039 OTR.

The SLC 180 features a turbo-charged 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 156PS and 250Nm. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds and has a top speed of 140 mph. It emits a low 134g/km of CO2 and delivers up to 48.7 mpg combined. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, or for £1,600 customers can opt for a 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox.

The SLC 180 AMG Line comes as standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, Artico seats, Active Brake Assist, cruise control, air conditioning, sports suspension and sports braking system.

The SLC Sport model line has also been discontinued to make the range even simpler, with AMG Line now the only option. The price of AMG Line trim has also been reduced by £500, making the SLC line-up even more attractive.

December 2019

Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition priced from £37,120

The Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition is now on sale, with prices starting from £37,120 for the SLC 200 Final Edition and £40,916 for the SLC 200 Final Edition Premium. The AMG SLC 43 Final Edition starts at £49,855.

The special edition comes with 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels; Airscarf; Night package; heated seats; rain-sensing wipers; smartphone integration – including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; Garmin satellite navigation; Parktronic; Memory package – including electrically adjustable seats and steering column; and Harmon Kardon sound system (AMG 43 only). The Final Edition of the SLC is available in the exclusive paint finish sun yellow.

For an additional £3,795, the Final Edition Premium adds a reversing camera; Comand Online infotainment system; Mirror package; panoramic roof; LED Intelligent Light System; and a wind deflector.

Three petrol engines are available from launch. The SLC 200 and SLC 300 both feature a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, capable of producing 184PS and 300Nm or 245PS and 370Nm in the SLC 300.

The SLC 200 delivers between 37.2 and 40.4 combined mpg (WLTP) and emits 161g/km of CO2 (NEDC) (automatic: 35.3 to 37.2mpg and 153g/km). The SLC 300 can achieve between 35.3 and 37.2mpg and 161g/km.

The range-topping AMG 43 uses a biturbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine which generates 390PS and 520Nm of torque. It delivers between 31.7 and 32.5mpg and 185g/km of CO2. It can sprint from 0 to 62mph in 4.7 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

The SLC 200 comes as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is optionally available. The SLC 300 and AMG 43 comes as standard with the 9G-TRONIC gearbox.

What does a Mercedes-Benz SLC (2016) cost?

Contract hire from £317.99 per month