Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition bids Farewell to the Roadster
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition is the company saying goodbye to the once-popular compact roadster.
Mercedes-Benz is sending off the SLC roadster in style. To be made available in both SLC 300 and AMG SLC43 variants, the Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition will go arrive in US dealerships in 2020. The Final Edition marks the finale of the folding hardtop roadster which started off as the SLK in 1996 before being renamed as the SLC.
The AMG SLC 43 Final Edition comes finished in a bright shade of Sun Yellow, with the front splitter, hood vents, fender outlets, door handles, mirror caps, and rear fascia getting a high-gloss black finish. Riding on matte-black 18-inch five-spoke wheels with yellow accent around the rims, the overall package pays homage to the original SLK lineup. The Sun Yellow reminds one of the first SLK’s Yellowstone shade. The engine bay houses a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that belts out 385 hp.
The SLC 300 Final Edition, on the other hand, comes in Selenite Grey. Sporting an AMG front bumper, this variant has a high-gloss black finish on the door handles, mirror caps, rear brace, and the five-spoke 18-inch AMG wheels. The AMG Line Package with adjustable ride height and better brakes comes standard. Power is drawn out from a 2.0-liter turbo four which produces 241 hp.
Both cars have their interiors wrapped in two-tone Black and Silver Pearl leather with gray stitching. The steering wheel and headrests have textured leather which mimics the appearance of carbon-fiber.
It’s sad to see the Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster go. But with dwindling sales and stiff competition, the SLC had to be put to rest so that the carmaker can focus on building cars which are competent enough to deal with rivals.