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The silhouette of the new SLC is eye‑catchingly and excitingly dynamic, both open and closed. The visual main focus is located far towards the back and directs the gaze to its powerful rear. The distinctive rear bumper with its integrated tailpipes and LED tail lamps sounds the stunning final chord.
The cult roadster underscores its sporty presence. The new SLC displays the typical key attributes of a roadster with its long bonnet, set‑back greenhouse and short rear.
Its masculine‑sporty front creates a powerful presence, which the new SLC radiates even when standing still. And the advanced lighting technology in conjunction with the LED Intelligent Light System (optional) strengthens this impression.
Powerful proportions characterise the rear with its athletically‑shaped wings. In particular the rear bumper with its black diffuser and integrated tailpipes signals the dynamic potential of the new SLC.
The SLC offers a choice of three powerful yet efficient engines that deliver all the performance you need, whether you’re on a motorway or a winding country road.
With the 9G‑TRONIC 9‑speed automatic transmission, the petrol‑driven SLC 200 can return up to 47.9 mpg combined and sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 6.9 seconds.
For drivers who prefer diesel, the four‑cylinder SLC 250 d completes the line‑up. Generating 500 Nm of torque, it can power from 0 to 62 mph in 6.6 seconds, return up to 70.6 mpg, and achieve CO2 emissions as low as 114 g/km.
Not only does the new‑generation SLC look good – you also see better with it. Because the low‑beam headlamps of the optional LED Intelligent Light System automatically adapt to the weather, lighting and driving conditions – for better vision on rural roads and motorways, when cornering and on bends.
The clearly defined contours and high‑quality detailing with a three‑dimensional design ensure that the vehicle also has an unmistakable front view in the daytime too. At night, situation‑based light distribution, the light colour similar to daylight and also less glare (compared with a xenon system) ensure maximum visual comfort. Nice gesture: when you unlock your SLC it welcomes you with an extraordinary light show. The optional adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus also proves very obliging: it makes it possible to drive with main beam constantly switched on whilst on unlit roads, without dazzling other road users.
Failure to maintain an adequate distance from the vehicle in front is one of the main causes of serious accidents.
The standard active Brake Assist gives the driver a visual warning if the distance to the vehicle in front is too small. If the danger of a collision is detected an acoustic warning signal is emitted; thereafter, the system can support the driver’s braking action, and if the driver does not react, the vehicle speed can be autonomously reduced.