Mercedes-AMG SLC43 – top version Mercedes-benz SLC coupe-cabriolet, which replaced the “charged” modification SLK55 AMG. Premiere of new items was held at the Auto Show in Detroit January 2016.
And if the standard model modifications SLC escaped mostly only external changes, the car division of AMG got a completely different engine, which surprisingly turned out to be less powerful than the one that was on its predecessor.
Naprimer, front mercedes completely redrew: changed headlights, grille and bumper. Rear bumper undergone revision and lights.
From a conventional coupe-cabriolet top-end modification of isolated spoiler on the trunk lid, bisected exhaust pipes, wheels of special design, and rising above them red brake calipers.
Inside, Mercedes-AMG SLC43 sports a generous set of inserts of carbon fiber, leather sports seats and sports steering wheel. Compared to the pre-reform machine are changed design of the instrument panel, and the screen multimedia system on the center console has become larger.
If the old Mercedes SLK55 AMG sets in motion a major 5.5-liter V8 rated at 421 hp (540 Nm), combined in a pair with a 7-band gun, then came to be replaced by Mercedes-AMG SLC43 got a more modest 3.0-liter “six” biturbo with 367 returns in power and 520 Nm (from 2 000 to 4 200 rev/min). Labor, it is paired with 9-TR.
And it may become a little more traction, but again fell to the power of 54 “horses”. This engine is already familiar on models C450 AMG, as well as the GLE450 AMG and a similar version in the body Coupe. But here it is elevated to the higher rank, even though it was previously assumed that a top SLC still get a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo – though not 510-horsepower, but with at least 462 hp.
The Germans retort? They point out two things: first, to disperse hundreds SLC 43 have declined by only 0.1 seconds – to 4.7 seconds. Secondly, the average fuel consumption in the combined cycle decreased by 0.6 l/100 km – 7.8 liters per hundred kilometers. Yes, they absolutely seriously believe that this is extremely important. Well, in any case, the maximum speed is limited to 250 km/h.
Models & Prices.
It is expected that sales of the new Mercedes-AMG SLC43 will start in the spring of 2016, the price will be announced later. The surcharge for the model offers sports suspension with variable stiffness and limited slip differential.
In comparison, for the SLK55 AMG at the end of 2015 by asking for $77,100.