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2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

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2019 SLC 300 Base 2dr Roadster
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Price:   -  From $48,950
2019 AMG SLC 43 Base 2dr Roadster Price:   -  From $63,900

Overview

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class returns sporting the same chassis as it did when it first hit the market in 2011. The smallest Mercedes roadster may have been refreshed and updated over that time, but it still has an air of staleness in its design that the automaker can't seem to facelift out. That being said, the SLC is still a great handling small luxury roadster with a nice interior and a compelling AMG performance option.

What's New for 2019

The SLC-Class is largely the same, with limited changes for 2019. The largest change has been the elimination of some option packages over last year.

Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

The SLC is offered with two engine choices. The first is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that's available on the base SLC 300, offering 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque while returning an EPA-estimated 23 miles per gallon city, 32 mpg highway, and 27 combined. This engine is powerful enough to feel peppy, but it's not going to blow your mind as it can only manage a zero-to-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds.

The AMG SLC 43 gets a much more exciting 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that puts out 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Both engines are controlled through a nine-speed automatic transmission, although the one in the AMG is made to be a bit quicker thinking for sportier driving.

All models of the SLC 300 get a folding rigid hardtop, which can curiously be equipped with a $2,500 panoramic transparent section to get the feeling of driving in a convertible without actually exposing yourself to the elements. Additional standard features include power leatherette sport seats with memory, active brake assist, attention assist, and a seven-inch infotainment screen. Both the AMG and SLC 300 include multiple drive modes as well, although the AMG version has a more drastic difference between the settings.

Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

SLC 300

The SLC 300 starts at $49,945 (all prices include a $995 destination fee). It serves as the entry level trim, but is also better configured to be a luxurious and stylish boulevard cruiser instead of a hard-edged sports car. Mercedes-Benz is aiming at the crowd that would find it cute, and the options and packages made available reflect that.

Most of the desirable options roll up under the $2,800 Premium Package, which offers the Airscarf, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, blind-spot monitoring, heated seats, and satellite radio. There's also the $350 Smartphone Integration Package which offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the Multimedia Package that adds navigation to the Smartphone Integration Package for $2,200.

The SLC 300 is also offered with a variety of design packages including the $2,175 AMG Line Exterior group which adds some different body styling and wheels, a different grille, and galvanized shift paddles to keep your shift paddles from rusting. Rounding out the practical side is the $1,650 Exterior Lighting Package that offer adaptive LED headlights with high beam assist and the $1,850 Driver Assistance Package with adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and pre-collision preparation when it detects a crash. Notable standalone options include a $850 Harmon Kardon audio system, a variety of leather seats that range between $770 and $2,800, and an adjustable suspension for $990.

Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

AMG SLC 43

The AMG SLC 43 starts at $62,345 and add a lot more to the driving experience of the SLC-Class. In addition to the bigger and more powerful engine, the SLC 43 gets a standard sport suspension, a sport exhaust, torque vectoring braking, as well as a different set up for the driving dynamics to take advantage of the extra hardware. It also comes standard with the features from the SLC 300's Premium Package and the Harmon Kardon sound system.

In place of the Premium Package in the SLC 43 is the $4,550 Premium 2 Package, which offers a litany of features like adaptive LED headlights, a dashtop analog clock, dual-zone climate control, and the features of the Multimedia Package. The Premium 3 Package combines the features of the Premium 2 with the Driver Assistance Package and Parking Assist for $6,650. For those not interested in all of that but who still want Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Smartphone Integration Package is still available for $350.

Performance packages include the AMG Handling Package for $3,700 that adds adaptive AMG suspension, a limited slip differential, an AMG steering wheel, red brake calipers, and a unique IWC dashtop clock. Interior trim choices are more limited in the AMG, but real leather is standard. Finally, the $3,500 AMG Performance Studio RedArt Package is a mouthful, but it gives the SLC 43 unique styling inside and out, 18-inch AMG wheels, and red brake calipers.

CarsDirect Tip

It's rare that we recommend the AMG model, but the AMG SLC 43 is the better buy in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class lineup. The SL 300 is more or less a fashion accessory, and top down cruising can be in a much newer package with the C-Class convertible and much cheaper in something like a Fiat 124 or a Mazda Miata RF. The SLC 43 offers a true roadster experience, providing a higher power option over the likes of the Porsche Boxster.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 241 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 9-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
23 / 32 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
2
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 241 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
23 / 32 / 27 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
15.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$61
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
10.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
49 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
162.8 "
Exterior Width
71.5 "
Exterior Height
51.3 "
Front Headroom
38.0 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
42.5 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
52.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,296 Lbs.
Wheel Base
96 "
Turning Radius
17.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Amg Aluminum / 18.0 " Silver W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Amg Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Body-colored With Chrome Insert / Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
2
Seat Trim
Mb-tex Leatherette / Leather / Nappa Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
8 / 10 Harman/kardon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Thermatic / Thermotronic
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Active Brake Assist Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Attention Assist Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Highbeam Assist (aha) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Parking Assist Parktronic Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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