A Roadster meant for gentleman but also can throw some punch when needed

Mercedes Benz India has launched the new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 in India today. This new Roadster is available in only the SLC 43 AMG variant, and is priced at INR 77.5 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Now before you actually get confused the SLC 43 is the facelift variant of the SLK which was avialble in the Indian market until now.

Fortunately the changes are not only stuck to the name Mercedes has actually made some serious cosmetic changes as well and as a result the facelift SLK gets completely new front face which resembles Mercedes modern design clues. If we talk about styling the front face gets a redesigned headlamps which gets dynamic LED headlamps with ILS these headlamps also gets integrated DRL’s as well as side indicators. The front section also features air intakes whose fins are finished in silver chrome and the flics in glossy black. The radiator grille also gets the AMG touch to it, while the front apron gets front splitters finished in silver chrome. Apart from the new front face the rest of the design looks similar to the SLC Roadster.

Under the hood the Mercedes- AMG SLC 43 gets the 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine which promises an impressive amount of torque and power output and which actually replaces the bigger 6.2 Liter V8 unit.

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Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 Launched: Few Things You Should Know About The Roadster Exterior
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Just like every other AMG model in the new Mercedes Nomenclature this roadster too has received a facial transplant. The new additional features include an AMG specific front bumper and a diffuser like rear bumper. The steep diamond grille, the updated LED headlamps and taillamps and an AMG sports exhaust system is what makes it different from the standard SLK.

Lastly the SLC’s vario-roof promises to offer an open top driving pleasure without actually compromising when the weather turns bad. This foldable rooftop can be operated upto speeds of 40 km/h mark.


Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 Launched: Few Things You Should Know About The Roadster Interior
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Apart from the new exterior the new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 also gets sports seats which also come with high side bolsters for better comfort and lateral support especially in high speeds. These seats also get Nappa leather and DINAMICA microfiber black covering on them. The seat belts too have been finished in Red.

Apart from the seats the interior also gets AMG instrument cluster. This instrument cluster not only provides plenty of information about the car but also some vital information for the sporty drivers. This instrument cluster also includes a Racetimer, speedometer which shows speeds upto 280 km/h mark, and offcourse the AMF specific "chequered flag" sign on the AMF specific lettering. The infotainment system also gets Smartphone Integration Package and Garmin Map pilot system.
Besides all that the SLC43 also gets a multifunctional sporst steering wheel which also comes wrapped in leather and gets a flat bottom. The paddle shifters positioned just behind the steering wheel are finished in Black.


Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 Launched: Few Things You Should Know About The Roadster Exterior
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The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 gets a new 3.0 Liter win turbocharged V6 unit which replaces the old powertrain. This new unit produces about 362 Hp of peak power and 520 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission which also gets steering mounted paddles as well. If you talk about performance the SLC 43 is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in 4.7 seconds.

The AMG Dynamic select mode also provides a total of 5 individual driving modes as well which includes ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual. These drive mode changes the character of the engine completely along with transmission, exhaust system, suspension system and steering characteristics as well.


Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 Launched: Few Things You Should Know About The Roadster Exterior
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Although the Mercedes AMG SLC 43 is a sporstcar by heart but Mercedes hasn’t compromised a bit when it comes to the safety of the passengers inside. The SLC 43 gets the following safety features:-

- * Adaptive brake lights, flashing | ATTENTION ASSIST
- * Adaptive Brakes with Anti-lock Braking system, priming & brake drying function, Hill Start Assist & HOLD function.
- * Brake Assist (BAS) with brake servo assistance when emergency braking is detected.
- * Acceleration skid control (ASR) | 3-stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP®).
- * Airbags for driver and co-driver, window airbags for driver, front passenger & rear seat occupants, Sidebag for driver and co-driver (combined thorax/pelvis bag) 6 airbags in total.
- * Crash-responsive head restraints.

You can read our entire review of the new Mercedes SLC here

Riju Ganguly
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