Mercedes-Benz Officially Kills off the SLC-Class Roadster — SLC Punked

Ruben Fields
February 22, 2019

The special trim package is offered on both the four-cylinder SLC300 and V-6 AMG SLC43 versions of the droptop and includes unique visuals inside and out, including an eye-popping yellow exterior color for the AMG version.

The Mercedes SLC won't be around for much longer. However, lacklustre sales in recent years have put the future of the roadster - now called the SLC - in doubt, and with the current R172 generation now eight years old, Stuttgart has chosen to release a Final Edition model that harks back to its seminal premiere.

Mercedes will start accepting orders for the SLC Final Edition on Friday, February 22, and expects deliveries to begin in March. The door handles, mirror caps, and rear brace are all finished in high-gloss black.

Inside the open-roof cabin sits lovely black leather seats with silver pearl leather accents and gray top stitching to tie it all together. Carbon-fiber look leather inserts in the head restraints and the upper section of the seatbacks round off the exquisite interior design of the SLC Final Edition.

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Spec your vehicle in a lighter colour (sun yellow, polar white or diamond white) and you'll also get black accents on the front spoiler, wing mirrors, door handles and rear diffuser, while SLC Final Edition badges on the front fenders complete the look. The wheels are flat black and they mount staggered-size 18-inch wheels. Both get the same AMG Line features, including more aggressive bumpers and 18-inch five-spoke AMG Light alloys, as well as larger brakes and 10mm lower springs - although the latter can be optioned-off if you prefer a softer ride. In fact, there's a new luxe-focused Grand Edition for the SL450 and SL550.

Inside, the cars are outfitted with the company's "designo" leather including Tundra Brown Pearl with diamond quilting and piping in Golden Olive Pearl.

Not one to be beaten, Mercedes-Benz is firing back with the SL Grand Edition. Mercedes claims a 0-100kph time of 4.7 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250kph.

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