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The sound of sportive power.

SLC Roadster

The blazing star reignited

The phoenix comes to life. The immaculate craftsmanship of the SLC sets an outstanding pace with sensational styling. Always eager to dominate the road, its youthful dynamism is underscored with tenacious race heritage. At first glance, the SLC roadster makes its intention clear – no compromises. 

  • SLC

    SLC is derived from SLK, which derives from the German Sportlich Leicht Kurz and translates to sporty, light and short. SL denotes a roadster and C references the iconic C-Class, Mercedes-Benz's executive vehicle.

1994 The SLK II Concept Car is unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and debuts with a vario-roof.
1996 The first-generation SLK (R170) is introduced at the Turin Motor Show.
2000 The SLK receives a facelift. Changes include new front and rear bumper designs, body-coloured side skirts, and wing mirrors that incorporate indicators.
2004 The second-generation SLK-Class (R171) is introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show.
2008 The SLK Facelift debuts at the Detroit Motor Show.
2011 The third-generation SLK-Class is introduced at the Geneva Motor Show.
2016 The SLC is launched.


Desire amplified. Set the pace with the compact, sporty dimensions of the new generation SLC. Feel your pulse racing with a single glance at the breath-taking lines and trendsetting design idiom of the SLC. Large air intakes on its diamond radiator grille hint at this roadster's natural inclination for the track. Its vario-roof and AIRSCARF neck level heating transform the roadster into a car for every season. 

Maximise that roadster feeling. Taut muscular lines and a steep diamond radiator grille with single louvre convey the SLC's striking presence. Set sail to your aspirations with a rising beltline and curved roof. Enhance that open-air feeling with MAGIC SKY CONTROL which transforms the opaque roof into a transparent view of the sky, or let the world rush past you at the touch of a button when you bring your vario-roof down in less than 20 seconds. Redesigned LED tail lights and athletically-shaped wings provide a glorious conclusion to the compact roadster.

Let the rhythm of the city follow your pace. Reach the pinnacle of sporty refinement in the SLC's cabin. Chrome-plated controls, a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, and sports seats with lateral support give abundant athleticism to the interiors of the SLC. Turn up your style with the Night Package or AMG-inspired Sports Package. 

Inspire goose bumps – for all the right reasons. With AIRSCARF neck-level heating, you can enjoy open top driving with none of the chill.  Advanced multimedia systems, up-to-the-minute navigation, and complete telephony control are available on the high-quality 17.8 cm display with optional COMAND Online. Choose one of up to 5 engine variants ranging from 1.5-litre 4-cylinger biturbo to the adrenaline-pumping 3.0-litre AMG V6 engine. No matter which one pulls your heartstrings, your drive will never be timid.

Comfort and safety cross paths with sophistication in the new SLC. Mercedes-Benz's driving assistance systems assure you of complete peace of mind on the road. Innovations like Attention Assist and Active Brake Assist – which warn the driver in the event of an impending collision, and even brake for you if the situation is critical – come standard.  These can be further enhanced with optional safety features including Distance Pilot DISTRONIC and Parking Assist PARKTRONIC, which makes parallel parking a breeze.

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