Performance

Turbocharged performance
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Puts wind in your sails, with one turbo or two

The innovative SLC engines combine fire-breathing power with free-breathing efficiency. Both the 241-hp 2.0L turbo-4 in the SLC 300 and AMG-infused 362-hp biturbo V6 in the SLC 43 turn motion into emotion. Their multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection self-tune every few milliseconds, so they turn fuel into good, clean fun.

9 speeds, 5 driving modes
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Shifts like a dream, swings with your mood

A slick paddle-shifted 9-speed automatic combines a wider range with shorter steps between gears, to make the most of the torque curve. It's also lighter, quicker and more efficient. DYNAMIC SELECT has a mode for every mood, from ECO to Sport+. Each one varies the throttle, shifting, steering and more. There's even a mode you can customize.

Sportier suspensions
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When corners get sharp, it gets sharper

Every SLC embraces the curves and clings to the road with a sport-tuned 4-wheel multilink suspension. A new adjustable suspension continuously adapts the SLC 300's damping to the road surface, or you can dial it in via DYNAMIC SELECT. The AMG SLC 43 features its own AMG Sport Suspension, with more rigid components and refined geometry.

The 362-hp AMG SLC 43
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Roadster freedom, track-star performance

The AMG SLC 43 is not just a more powerful SLC, it's pumped up in virtually every way. Big, perforated brakes with 4-piston front calipers lurk behind 18-inch AMG wheels. Its 362-hp V6 biturbo engine features increased turbo boost. Its 9-speed is quicker-shifting. And an AMG Handling Package hones its performance to an even finer edge.


Design

Looks that thrill
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Classic proportions, ultramodern details

From its diamond-textured grille to its "twin torch" LED taillamps and mirror logo projectors, the SLC wraps its long-hood/short-deck balance in brilliance. Designed to slice through the wind and through corners, its sleek muscle and wide stance reveal its pure sports-car soul. And its power hardtop is among the industry's most elegant.

Power Panorama roof
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Easygoing hardtop, open even when it's closed

In under 20 seconds, the SLC's signature power retractable hardtop folds into the trunk, delivering open-air euphoria while leaving ample luggage space. An electric trunk divider makes top-lowering even easier. Choose a standard Panorama roof with a tinted see-through panel, or the electrically variable tint of exclusive MAGIC SKY CONTROL®.

Richly crafted cockpit
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Take in the air, and the airwaves

Craftsmanship meets connectivity in the SLC cockpit. Advanced technology is available in abundance, from music streaming to navigation with online searching. Clear analog gauges team with vivid color displays. Even the electronic gear selector wraps high-tech operation in a sculpture of aluminum and leather.

Sporty styling packages
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When it comes to style, the sky's the limit

The open-air SLC is always open to showing your style. A wide array of colors, 18-inch wheels and options let you take it up a notch or two. The SLC 300 AMG Line Exterior adds AMG bodywork and a chrome grille. A new SLC 43 AMG Performance Studio RedArt Package emboldens body and cockpit. And on either SLC, a Night Package cloaks key elements in gloss black.


Technology

Season-extending AIRSCARF
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Take a warm ride, even under a chilly sky

The SLC's available AIRSCARF® neck-level heating system envelops your neck and shoulders in warmed air. It's like a virtual scarf you don't have to tie, so you can keep the top down longer after the sun goes down, or summer turns to fall. Three heat settings and speed-dependent airflow help make cool days and evenings cozier.

MAGIC SKY CONTROL
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Line up the stars, or block out the sun.

A Mercedes-Benz exclusive, MAGIC SKY CONTROL® turns the Panorama roof transparent by electrically aligning tiny particles within its special glass overhead panel. Switch off the power and it darkens, to help keep out harsh sunlight and its thermal energy. It effectively blocks UV and infrared rays in either mode, helping keep the cabin cooler.

Apple CarPlay and more
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Entertainment from everywhere, as close as your cockpit

The advanced entertainment and information systems available in the SLC put the world at your fingertips. You can stream audio from your Bluetooth® device, or a variety of online sources plus WiFi with the mbrace Entertain Package. Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto put their own interfaces, apps and voice control into your SLC.

Online streaming and WiFi require Premium 2 or Premium 3 Package, and an active mbrace subscription plus the mbrace Connect, Secure and Entertain packages.Bluetooth interface does not provide phone charging or external antenna. Voice interactivity feature is dependent on selected handset. Phone sold separately. See dealer for a list of approved compatible phones. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
Apple CarPlay is a product of Apple Inc. Android Auto is a product of Google Inc. Device and app providers' terms and privacy statements apply. Requires connected compatible device and data plan. Apps, content and features are selected solely by their providers. Connection to apps and streaming services may be limited by the device's network connection. Data usage is routed through device and subject to fees, charges and restrictions in user's wireless plan. Vehicle's factory audio/information interface, including COMAND® navigation and the apps of Mercedes-Benz mbrace,® may not be used simultaneously with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. When Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is in use, the steering-wheel voice control button accesses Siri® or Google voice recognition software for voice commands.

Sports-car safety leadership
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In the moment, and for your future.

The SLC's safety engineering stretches beyond its reinforced body and dual roll bars. Its systems use a variety of advanced sensors to help look out for you. Among them, radar-based Active Brake Assist can help reduce collisions with traffic ahead. And optional Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® cruise control can slow, stop and go with the flow.

Active Brake Assist may not be sufficient to avoid an accident. It does not react to certain stationary objects, nor recognize or predict the curvature and/or lane layout of the road or every movement of vehicles ahead. It is the driver's responsibility at all times to be attentive to traffic and road conditions, and to provide the steering, braking and other driving inputs necessary to retain control of the vehicle. Drivers are cautioned not to wait for the system's alerts before braking, as that may not afford sufficient time and distance to brake safely. See Operator's Manual for system's operating speeds and additional information and warnings.
Distance Pilot DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control is no substitute for active driving involvement. It does not adapt cruising speed in response to stationary objects, nor does it predict the curvature and lane layout of the road ahead or the movement of vehicles ahead. It is the driver's responsibility at all times to be attentive to traffic and road conditions, and to provide the steering, braking and other driving inputs necessary to retain control of the vehicle. Drivers are cautioned not to wait for the system's alerts before braking, as that may not afford sufficient time and distance to brake safely. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake maintenance, and tire and road conditions.