2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class — New & Improved SLK-Class

By | 12/14/2014

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class premiere date is still unknown, but most likely, the new model will debut late next year or in the beginning of 2016 at some of the most important word auto shows. The new model will come with only some gentle changes, so don’t expect a full-size redesign. However, this doesn’t mean that the new coupe will be boring or the same. The exterior and interior design will be modernized and improved, and the cabin will hold more quality materials and latest technology gadgets. As for the powertrain, there will be some changes in this area as well, but at the moment, we cannot say which ones exactly. The new SLC-Class will inherit the SLK-Class and will come in three versions which will represent the counterparts for the SLK250, SLK350 and SLK55 AMG. All in all, the new drop-top coupe will surely be an interesting model on the market, once it is released, and we see no reason why it shouldn’t be even more successful than its predecessor is nowadays.

Current SLK-Class to Be Replaced by 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Exterior & Interior Improvements

The appearance of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class is unknown at the moment, but there are some rumors about the changes it will bring. The new coupe is said to come with modern and more attractive exterior design, which will be in sync with the current brand’s design language. Therefore, the changes will only be subtle, but noticeable. The front end will suffer most changes; it will now hold a new redesigned grille, new bumper and reshaped headlights. Though these features will be changed, they will not be completely different from their current counterparts; instead, the current elements will simply be improved. In addition, the rear end will also come with some alterations. The taillights might stay the same, though they will probably be improved, while the exhaust tips and rear bumper will be redesigned. The overall shape and dimensions of the roadster will, however, stay the same. As for the interior, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class will surely come with an improved cabin. It should feature more quality materials and the latest technology gadgets. The design changes haven’t been announced, but on the other hand, the new model will definitely get a new infotainment system.

2013 SLK-Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Powertrain Update

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class will come with an improved powertrain. Not all the details about this change are known at the moment, but there are some things we know for sure. The new hardtop convertible will come in three different versions, so there will be three different engines. The SLC250 and SLC350, which will replace the SLK250 and SLK350, will keep the mills the latter used. However, the new SLC-Class AMG is said to come with a new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that can generate more than 450 horsepower and more than 440 lb-ft of torque. This unit will replace the naturally aspired V8 mill which was used for the SLK55 AMG. Therefore, the new coupe will be significantly more powerful and interesting to drive than the current one.

Side View of 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Expected Release Date & Price

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class will be presented late next year or early 2016. Its release should happen shortly after. As for the price, there are no official announcements yet, but some sources say that the entry level will not be as expensive as the current SLK250.

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