Mercedes-Benz extended their SLC range by launching the entry-level SLC 180 AMG in UK. This new roadster’s price starts from £32,039, roughly Rs 27 lakh (excluding import duties and additional taxes, of course). Mercedes-Benz has also decided to pull the plug on the Sport version of the all SLC models, making the AMG line as the only option.
The SLC 180 AMG is powered by turbo-charged 1.6-litre petrol engine with 156 ponies and it sprints from 0-100km in 7.9 seconds. It’s top speed is 225kmph. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new SLC can deliver 20.7kpl on a combined urban-highway run.
The SLC AMG is available in both manual transmission, which is standard on the entry-level version, and 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox. It comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, Artico seats, active brake assist, cruise control, air conditioning, sports suspension and a sports braking system.
Even though Mercedes-Benz has not mentioned when they plan to launch the new SLC 180 AMG in India, the big brother SLC 43 AMG powered by 362bhp 3-litre V6 is certainly available here, which we took to the flat tarmac roads of Nahan in Himachal Pradesh. You can read all about it here - Nissan GT-R + Audi RS7 + Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 + Porsche Macan R4: Road Trip Exuberance