The superb new Mercedes-Benz range is filled with beautiful vehicles that pack quite the punch and any performance car enthusiast will get a real thrill from looking over these automobiles. In terms of performance, it is hard to look past the gorgeous SLC which is an upgrade on the hugely popular SLK from the 90’s (one of the first hard-top convertibles).
A New & Improved Model
Mercedes decided to give the SLK a facelift and improve the performance and the result is this brilliant two-seater roadster. It has retained the hard-top folding roof (which is a huge selling point) but undergone a few design tweaks to breathe new life and give the vehicle a modern twist. As with all Mercedes automobiles, the SLC is a sleek, stylish and head-turning car, but the really impressive changes are found under the skin.
There is a host of engines available with a type to suit every need, with the 250d being one of the most efficient diesel roadsters on the market as it is capable of 70mpg. Those with a need for speed will be glad to hear that performance does not suffer as a result of this, as the 250d is also capable of a blistering 0-62 time of just 6.6 seconds.
If you are looking for the best performance from this car, however, then you will want to get behind the wheel of the fantastic AMG SLC 43. This is powered by a 3.0litre V6 biturbo engine with 367PS – this sounds particularly good in Sports mode which will let out a huge roar under acceleration. Sports mode provides an authentic performance coupe experience with altered steering, lightning quick gearshifts and an improved throttle response. This model is also capable of 0-62 in just 4.7 seconds, but it also boasts superb handling so driving this vehicle is fantastic fun and will certainly appeal to speed demons. Proud owners of the sleek new SLC will certainly want to protect their investment, which is why GAP Insurance is a smart purchase. This is always a wise move with performance vehicles as they can be targeted by criminals due to their high-value.
The new SLC has shades of its popular predecessor but has been revitalised with a sleek new style, a host of new features and a thrilling experience behind the wheel. It is also surprisingly economical, but this does not interfere with its powerful performance no matter which engine you opt for.