Mercedes Benz India has finally introduced the Mercedes AMG SLC 43 as a replacement for the Mercedes SLK 55 in the domestic market. Launched with a price tag of INR 77.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the new SLC 43 roadster is company’s flagship product in the SLK lineup. Moreover, the arrival of SLC 43 marks company’s plan to introduce 12 new products in the market for the year 2016.
Mercedes AMG SLC 43 Exterior
In terms of appearance, the front end of the upcoming Mercedes gets A-Class inspired diamond grille as well as a redesigned bumper that is further accentuated by the sweptback headlamps which comes with integrated LED DRLs. The sporty character of the roadster is further enhanced by the front bumper that houses a large air vent whereas the rear end of the SLC 43 comes with a new exhaust system, revamped bumper and LED taillights. The side profile majorly resembles with the outgoing Mercedes SLK 55 and bags 10-spoke 18-inch AMG alloy wheels. As far as the dimensions are concerned, the Mercedes Benz AMG SLC 43 measures 4143mm in length, 1810mm in width and 1301mm in height along with wheelbase of 2430mm. The roadster is available in four tones - Polar White, Black, Fire Opal and Brilliant Blue.
Mercedes AMG SLC 43 Interior
On the inside, the SLC 43 gets Nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre upholstery in black with red piping and topstitching, 3-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel in Nappa leather/DINAMICA microfiber as well as red contrasting topstitching and a twin pod instrument cluster along with a multi info display. The car bags plenty of AMG styling features such as the AMG sport seats, AMG door sill panels, AMG steering wheel and instrument cluster. On the feature front, the SLC 43 is likey to bag Electro-hydraulic vario-roof, DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes, AIRSCARF neck-level heating, COMAND Online system, Illuminated door sill panels, Reversing camera, Harman Kardon Logic7 surround sound system. Moreover, the roadster offers the driver with five driving modes – economy, comfort, sport, sport + and individual.
Mercedes AMG SLC 43 Engine specifications and Performance
As far as the powerhouse is concerned, the SLC 43 is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo petrol engine that can easily generate maximum power of 361bhp @ 5500 - 6000 with peak torque of 520Nm @ 2000 - 4200 rpm. The transmission duties are carried out by a 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic unit. This roadster can easily sprint to 100kmph in just 4.7 seconds in order to attain an electronically limited top speed of 250 kmph.
Mercedes AMG SLC 43 Price and Competition
As far as the pricing is concerned, the new Mercedes-Benz SLC 43 is tagged with a price of INR 77.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Mercedes Benz AMG SLC 43 competes against the likes of Audi TT, Porsche 718 Boxster.