Mercedes-Benz has imported one unit of the AMG SLC 43 to India for homologation. The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 replaces the SLK 55 AMG. This confirms the launch of the AMG SLC 43 in India in 2016.
Last year in December 2015, Mercedes-Benz announced that it will be replacing the popular SLK roadster with an all-new model, the Mercedes-AMG SLC roadster. While Mercedes did not reveal much about the car then, the Stuttgart-based carmaker unveiled the new SLC roadster at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and the car will make its way to India later this year.
The German carmaker has 12 new products to be launched in India this year. One unit of Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 has been imported for homologation purpose. The new SLC roadster now shoulders the responsibility of filling in for the Mercedes SLK roadster.
The imported Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 is a Right-Hand-Drive (RHD) unit and is powered by a 2996cc engine. This means it will use the 3.0-litre, V6 Bi-Turbo engine that makes 362 BHP between 5500 to 6000 RPM and 520 Nm of peak torque between 2000 to 4200 RPM. The transmission duties in this particular model will be taken care of by the company’s tried and tested 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox. All this translates into a top speed of 250 km/hr and a 0-100 km/hr sprint in 4.7 seconds. This proves that the AMG SLC 43 is less powerful than the outgoing SLK 55 AMG.
In terms of design, the car shares some of its cues with the SLK but a few things have been tweaked to make it look more stylish and contemporary. The front fascia looks new and comes with the Mercedes’ popular diamond pattern grill that we first saw in the A-Class, along with a sporty front bumper, larger air intakes, new headlamps with LED DRLs and a sculpted bonnet.
On the features front, the new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 comes with a 7-inch infotainment screen, Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity with a read function for text messages and audio streaming along with a voice-operated control system. The car gets a revised instrument cluster, features updated upholstery, revised cabin trim and a new sports steering wheel as well. It will be launched in India as a CBU model.
Mercedes-AMG SLC 43
– One unit of the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 has been imported for homologation purpose
– In comparison to the SLK, a few things have been tweaked to make it look more stylish and contemporary
– The AMG SLC 43 is less powerful than the outgoing SLK 55 AMG
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