Evolving from the celebrated SLK comes the SLC, a slick roadster that’s every bit luxurious and fun.
The SLC’s dramatic on-road presence makes it a real head-turner. It’s totally sporty with its wide grille featuring a single silver-painted louvre and pins, and copious air intakes chiselled into the bumper. You can upgrade the headlights to the LED Intelligent Light System which have cornering lights, LED daytime running lights and dynamic range adjustment. With this upgrade, you can expect sharper vision in all weather conditions.
The electro-hydraulic vario-roof lifts and closes in a matter of seconds, letting you take advantage of brighter days. It operates when travelling up to 25mph, so you can put it down before you park up.
In a car that’s designed for fun, you need it to be comfortable and easy to ride in. All controls are placed within easy reach and a single dial controls most of the entertainment and driving assistance tools. It’s positioned next to your knee by the gear knob, so you can keep your concentration on the road while using the systems. A 4.5-inch display is easy to read and within your line of sight in the centre of the dashboard. Sports seats feature as standard, giving you the athletic experience you crave and providing the support you need for longer journeys. Opt to add heating for the seats if you want added luxury in comfort. There’s up to 335 litres of boot space on offer which is plenty big enough for a couple of suitcases and holdalls for a weekend away.
It’s powered by a choice of three petrol engines and a diesel option. The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 is the fastest of the selection, hitting 60mph in less than five seconds. All models reach speeds over 145mph with the superior petrol powertrains hitting 155mph. If you’re keen to save on fuel, opt for the diesel engine which achieves as much as 70mpg on the combined cycle. Dynamic Select let you choose between five driving modes: Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport+ and Individual, so you can make your journey as relaxing or sporty as you wish.
Roll-over protection keeps you and your passengers safe from harm if there’s a collision when the roof is down. The crash-responsive head restraints help to prevent whiplash. The ESP has optional curve control which makes driving around corners at speed much steadier. Active Brake Assist helps you to come to stop and the Hold function stops you from rolling when you’re doing tricky manoeuvres or starting on a hill.
You get a radio and CD player as standard with six speakers making the sound clearer when the roof is down. Bluetooth is also included so there’s a greater choice of music and the system lets you make and receive calls hands-free. It’s pre-wired for a Garmin MAP PILOT navigation system. If you choose to add it, you’ll get European-wide navigation with 3D views which can be controlled using your voice. Parking sensors and a reversing camera are optional and make slipping into tight spaces in the city a breeze.
Get to know how it feels to drive in the SLC with the roof up or down with a test drive from Connolly's Mercedes-Benz Sligo or Galway. Book your appointment today by calling us or submitting an online enquiry form.