The newest kid in the Mercedes-AMG India stable
Only yesterday Mercedes-Benz India launched the all new SLC 43 in India which happens to be the AMG variant of the SLC Roadster. The SLC is the facelift variant of the SLK class and is a part of the new Mercedes Nomenclature. What is more surprising is also the fact that Mercedes introduced the SLK 43 just after 4 months of its International debut. This actually also is the first product which was launched with a new two digit nomenclature.
Now apart from the new name the Mercedes SLC also gets a revamped exterior as well as interior. Gone are those boring styling, the new Roadster gets Mercedes families new face while the AMG touches has made it more appealing. However the biggest change that you will find is under the hood, the SLK’s bigger V8 naturally aspirated engine is now replaced by a much smaller 3.0 Liter V6 bit-turbo unit. So now the big question is that has it affected the performance of this new roadster which claims to be a part of the prestigious AMG family which is popular amongst the crowd for its performance.
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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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List of cars expected to launch in Q3 and Q4
The year 2016 has been a fairly active year for the Indian automotive industry after a not so happening 2015. We saw plenty of cars taking the centre stage from both International as well as National Auto makers at the 2016 Auto Expo. While we also have seen plenty of cars are already launched at the Indian market in the first of 2016 and even from the floors of the Auto expo as well. Some of the exciting new cars which were already launched in the Indian market includes the new hatchbacks from Tata called the Tiago, Compact Crossover from Maruti Vitara Brezza which has taken India by storm while the other offerings includes the new generation Toyota Innova Crysta which replaces the existing Innova and also Ford introducing their new generation Endeavour.
Now the above mentioned cars were meant for the mass market while the niche market segment included the entry of new Jaguar XE, Mercedes GLC, and GLE while we also saw BMW launch the new 7 series too here in India and recently Audi launching the new generation R8 V10. In the upcoming months both the Indian as well the International car makers have plenty of new surprises stored for us too.
Below provided are the list of some exciting new cars which will be launching in the Indian market in the second half of 2016
Mercedes Benz SLK Class is a compact luxury roadster launched in 1997 for the first time after the German auto giant unveiled it in 1996. The car was a symbol of sheer luxury blended with pure elegance and eye popping technologies offering the charm of open air driving.
SLK was first showcased as SLK II concept at the 1994 Paris Motor Show. The Vario roof was the main attraction of the car. It became immensely popular very soon. Well, there is no shame in accepting that, we all like the breeze to comb through our hairs. Yes, Mercedes SLK was offering exactly that kind of exuberating driving experience to us. Initially, it was a very popular car, therefore giving Mercedes a whooping sales figure. Although lately the sales figure dropped, and Mercedes started thinking about bringing an all new car which would bear the same legacy. And, here comes the new Mercedes Benz SLC. The newest model from the German automaker’s stable.
Recently Mercedes has unveiled the new SLC, which will be arriving in the showrooms around mid 2016. Good news for us Indians that Mercedes will sell the SLC in this country too, considering the growing popularity and demand for luxury sporty cars. The renamed version of SLK bears many design cues from the old car which is blended with new technologies and design inputs. This car also carries a touch of C-Class’s soul. To put it otherwise, SLC is the roadster version of C-Class.
The new SLC was launched in five different trims, which are – SLC 180, SLC 200, SLC 300, SLC 250 D and SLC 43. The SLC 43 is the high performance version. Mercedes hasn’t revealed any detail about which trims will be available in India. We take the opportunity to take a dig about the detail of new SLC Class here. Check that out.
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The facelift model for the Mercedes-Benz SLK, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC has been spotted testing at the infamous Nurburgring. The new nomenclature from the German manufacturer shows that the car is a roadster belonging to the C-Class family which includes the C-Class sedan and the GLC SUV.
The test mule spotted had a few camouflaged parts which showed that the new car will feature a redesigned front bumper, rear bumper and new headlights. The car is also set to feature refreshed tail lamps and new exhaust pipes. The roadster is also expected to get new interiors along with new equipment.
To power the regular SLC, the same range of engines currently available might continue to be offered. The engine on the AMG variant is likely to be changed. The 5.5 litre V8 on the SLK 55 AMG may be replaced by a new 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8. A new AMG variant called the SLC 450 AMG might also make its debut. It will be powered by a 3.0 litre V6.
The Mercedes-Benz roadster is expected to make its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September and it will rival the new Audi TT and the legendary BMW Z4.