For 2017, the SLK-Class ended up being the SLC-Class. With this name change also came a new engine, some styling tweaks, and a handful of new standard features. We expect the 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class to remain unchanged.
Being a carryover model, we anticipate no visual modifications to the 2018 SLC-Class, as we expect it to continue with the same upgraded styling we saw from the 2017 model. This carryover styling will continue to the interior, which looks the part of a real high-end car.
In addition to no styling modifications, we anticipate the 2018 SLC-Class’ basic features to remain the very same. If our expectations are proper, try to find it to come basic with 17-inch wheels, a fixed-glass roofing, xenon headlights, LED daytime running light and taillights, power-folding side-view mirrors, leatherette upholstery, a rearview electronic camera, a 7-inch display screen, and an eight-speaker audio system.
Our company believe the SLC-Class will continue with its 2 versions: SLC300 and AMG SLC 43. We anticipate the SLC300 to continue with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will produce 241 horse power and 271 pound-feet of torque.
The range-topping AMG SLC 43 will continue with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that’ll produce 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. Both versions will continue with nine-speed automatic transmissions, but AMG will tune the SLC 43’s transmission for better efficiency.
The IIHS and NHTSA have not evaluated the 2017 SLC-Class for safety, however it does come fully equipped with plenty of security features. These consist of traction control, forward accident caution with automatic emergency situation braking, driver-drowsiness monitor, and more.
Nothing is main yet, but we expect Mercedes-Benz to begin 2018 SLC-Class production in June 2017, which will put it on dealer lots in July or August. There is not much in terms of direct competitors for the 2018 SLC-Class, but purchasers can take a look at the Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 718 Boxster, and Audi TT.
Without any modifications coming, we expect no major changes in pricing from the existing model, which varies from $48,875 to $61,225 (destination charges included).