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Open-top motoring pleasure


Open-top motoring.

The SLC stands for emotional and sporty driving enjoyment under the open skies. See, feel, taste, hear and smell the pure pleasures of open-top motoring. Find out more about the sporty Roadster from Mercedes-Benz.

Open-top motoring pleasure


Open-top motoring.

The SLC stands for emotional and sporty driving enjoyment under the open skies. See, feel, taste, hear and smell the pure pleasures of open-top motoring. Find out more about the sporty Roadster from Mercedes-Benz.

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Soft top opens in less than

20 s

Soft top can be opened at up to

40 km/hIf you start to open or close the vario-roof on the SLC when moving off, you can complete these processes up to a speed of 40 km/h.

An open invitation.

Red Mercedes-Benz SLC with open top driving over a bridge at high speed.

An open invitation.

A pure roadster driving experience with the comfort and everyday practicality of a Mercedes-Benz – only the SLC offers such a combination in this class.

When the sun comes out, the fully electrically retractable roof can be lowered at the push of a button – in under 20 seconds. For the first time, automatic closing of the boot partition is now available: for even more uninterrupted comfort and open-top pleasure.

Discover the innovative Roadster technologies of the SLC.

Vehicle design


Vehicle design.

The design of the SLC is a delight for all the senses. Long bonnet, short overhangs – the spectacularly dynamic profile is a celebration of joie de vivre. The eye-catching front with diamond grille and chrome wing is designed to thrill. The expressive rear end provides a superb finishing touch.

Vehicle design


Vehicle design.

The design of the SLC is a delight for all the senses. Long bonnet, short overhangs – the spectacularly dynamic profile is a celebration of joie de vivre. The eye-catching front with diamond grille and chrome wing is designed to thrill. The expressive rear end provides a superb finishing touch.

The image shows an angular rear view of the Mercedes-Benz SLC emphasising the vehicle's dynamic profile.
The image shows an angular rear view of the Mercedes-Benz SLC emphasising the vehicle's dynamic profile.

Dynamic silhouette.

The profile features fascinating signature roadster bodystyling with the passenger compartment set well back. With the Vario roof open, the flat A-pillar and the frameless side windows catch the eye.

The vent grilles on the front wing feature a fin in high-gloss chrome which is reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL.

Rear view of a silver-coloured Mercedes-Benz SLC driving over an illuminated bridge in a night-time cityscape.

Muscular rear end.

More muscular than ever: the rear end. Even more striking with the black diffuser, flanked by two integrated, chrome-plated tailpipe trims. Accentuated by two rear lamps in a new, slimmer design.

The LED rear lamps feature an array of units arranged horizontally one on top of the other: brake light and tail light at the top, brake light and tail light in the middle, turn signal indicator and reversing light at the bottom. All the elements of the rear lamps are installed under a red glass cover.

Angled front view of a silver-coloured Mercedes-Benz SLC speeding along the roads of a major city at night-time.

Striking front section.

The SLC makes its mark and wins hearts with unique details. Leading the way: the striking front with diamond grille, one of a kind with optional pins in chrome and integrated Mercedes star.

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Sporty interior.

The sporty interior design is an invitation to indulge in some open-top driving. Airing the newly designed sports seats or the sports steering wheel with perforated grip is sure to attract even more admirers.

Ambient lighting showcases the interior in impressive style, optionally in the right colour to suit your mood.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive


Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive


Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety.

In rush hour, during a long drive at night or on an unfamiliar route – your SLC noticeably takes the strain out of driving, particularly in stressful situations. This is based on a concept that makes every journey in a Mercedes-Benz safe and unique: Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive. Because the time you spend behind the wheel is your time. Time for relaxation. Time to replenish your energy. So that, first and foremost, you reach your destination safely, but are also always relaxed when you get there.

Discover Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive for the SLC.

Optimum vision – in every situation.

To provide optimal vision, the LED Intelligent Light System automatically adapts to the weather, light and driving conditions.

The control centre for the most demanding of taskmasters.

Navigation, telephone, audio, video, internet – with the COMAND Online control and display system the driver keeps these and many other functions in sight and under control.

Under a starlit roof.

Vast skies above you: with MAGIC SKY CONTROL the transparency of the panoramic vario-roof can be electrically controlled. This enables you to enjoy a light and friendly atmosphere in the interior.

A scarf made of warm air.

Pleasantly warm air is blown out from adjustable air outlets in the head restraints and warms the necks and throats of the driver and front passenger like an invisible scarf.

Programmed for motoring pleasure.

Whether it's a consumption-oriented, comfortable or sporty driving style: with DYNAMIC SELECT five different transmission modes are available to you – to suit every mood and every road.

Intelligent technologies


Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive – technologies in detail.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety.

Intelligent technologies


Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive – technologies in detail.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety.

The image illustrates the operating principle of Distance Pilot DISTRONIC in the Mercedes-Benz SLC.

Distance Pilot DISTRONIC

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Active Brake Assist

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Traffic Sign Assist

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PRE-SAFE® system

Lane Keeping Assist

Warns when you unintentionally leave the lane.

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Blind Spot Assist

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DYNAMIC SELECT

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PARKTRONIC Parking Assist

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Reversing camera

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COMAND Online

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Live Traffic Information

The image shows the operating principle of Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus in the Mercedes-Benz SLC.

Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus

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LED Intelligent Light System

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Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system

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KEYLESS-GO

The image shows the operating principle of the panoramic vario-roof featuring MAGIC SKY CONTROL in the Mercedes-Benz SLC.

Panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL

MERCEDES-AMG


Mercedes-AMG.

MERCEDES-AMG


Mercedes-AMG.

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Boldly elegant.

Dynamic proportions and AMG bodystyling: the front with steep radiator grille, front apron in A-wing design and front splitter in silver chrome points the way to exciting driving experiences.
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The image shows a side view of the front wing on the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43.

Side air outlets in the wings with silver-chrome fin and "BITURBO" lettering

Power – put on the road in elegant fashion.
The powerful design of the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 is rounded off by its dynamic wheels. Standard-specification 18-inch multi-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels, painted in high-gloss black and featuring a high-sheen finish, apply the vehicle's performance to the road in elegant fashion.

18-inch 10-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels, painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish or in high-gloss black with a high-sheen finish are optionally available to provide exciting contrasts.
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Diamond grille, louvre in high-gloss black and air intakes with fins in silver chrome.

Diamond grille, louvre in high-gloss black and air intakes with fins in silver chrome.

Powerful rear end.

Perfect AMG bodystyling – from the expressive front to the impressive rear end with diffuser-look rear apron, AMG sports exhaust system and chrome-plated tailpipe trims with centrepiece.
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The image shows a rear view of a black Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 in a presentation hall.

Rear apron in diffuser look with trim in silver chrome.

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AMG spoiler lip on the boot lid.

A treat for the ears and the eyes.
An acoustic highlight is the thrilling sound of the standard-specification AMG sports exhaust system. The sound is adaptable via two variable exhaust gas flaps. The sound character varies from restrained to emotionally dynamic, according to the selected DYNAMIC SELECT drive program. Two chrome-plated tailpipe trims with centrepiece provide for the characteristic look.
The image shows a rear view of a black Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 with a special focus on the AMG sports exhaust system.

Thrilling through and through.

The AMG interior is also typically sporty. Sports seats upholstered in nappa leather / DINAMICA microfibre and the optional AMG performance steering wheel with a flattened lower section ensure the necessary support and control.
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A firm grip on power.
The multifunction steering wheel in black nappa leather with a flattened lower section has been developed for dynamic driving and offers excellent ergonomics combined with outstanding control of the vehicle. Its 3-spoke design, the steering wheel shift paddles in silver and the "AMG" lettering in the clasp trim lend it a performance-oriented look.

The optional AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather / DINAMICA microfibre is designed for sporty driving manoeuvres. With red contrasting topstitching, silver-coloured aluminium shift paddles and red 12 o'clock marking, it rounds off the interior's signature AMG character to perfection.
The image shows the AMG performance steering wheel of the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 with red 12 o'clock marking and grip area in DINAMICA microfibre.
Take your seats for driving pleasure.
Tailor-made for dynamic trips: the AMG sports seats ensure optimum lateral support for the driver and front passenger – particularly in bends. The design boasts expressive sportiness and hallmark AMG quality. The seats feature upholstery in nappa leather / DINAMICA microfibre and a sporty upholstery layout in black nappa leather with inserts in DINAMICA microfibre. Red contrasting topstitching and piping lend the interior racing character.
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High-tech cockpit.
The AMG instrument cluster provides the driver with the most important information at all times. The AMG main menu including RACETIMER and AMG start-up display is accessed via a centrally positioned 11.4 cm TFT high-resolution multifunction colour display.

Two dial-type instruments, the speedometer with its 280 km/h scale and "AMG" logo and the AMG-specific chequered flag design all allude to the car's affinity with motor racing. The RACETIMER, which is able to measure and save lap times, also invites the driver to enjoy exciting driving experiences.
The image shows the instrument cluster of the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 in AMG-specific chequered flag design.

A thrilling powerpack.

It owes its dynamism to a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine delivering outstanding performance. Low fuel consumption and low emissions add to the pleasures of dynamic driving.
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Breath-takingly fuel-efficient.
With an output of 270 kW (367 hp) and 520 Nm of torque, the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 is quick off the mark, while at the same time demonstrating a sense of responsibility with comparatively low fuel consumption and emission figures. Which makes it all the more pleasurable to accelerate it from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. Cutting-edge injection technology and mixture preparation ensure the excellent performance of the 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine.
The image shows the 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine under the wide-open bonnet of the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43.
The output diagram for the 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine of the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 shows the performance spectrum in terms of Newton metres and kilowatts.

Perfectly built.

The entire vehicle is designed for racing-standard performance. This provides it with supreme agility, impressive precision and excellent lateral dynamics in every driving situation.
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Power under control.
Two suspension variants are available for the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43. The AMG sports suspension with its specially-developed AMG front and rear axles is designed for high cornering speeds and agile handling, high lateral acceleration and reduced roll. Enhanced camber stiffness and increased negative camber ensure driving stability and steering precision up to the physical limits.

The optional AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adjustable, electronically controlled damping system combines driving dynamics with driving safety and ride comfort. The AMG-specific kinematics and elastokinematics result in very high stability in dynamic cornering and enhanced safety at the physical limits.
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Unleashing full-on driving enjoyment.
Greater agility is provided by the mechanically controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock. This reduces slip on the inner wheel on bends without any control intervention by the brakes and improves traction in all driving situations, particularly in sporty driving. It enables perfect acceleration from a standing start, supports the driver when accelerating out of bends and stabilises the vehicle when braking into bends and at high speeds.
The image shows the AMG rear-axle differential lock of the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43.

Faster, more efficient, more comfortable.

With nine forward gears, the automatic transmission offers the ultimate in efficiency, comfort and dynamics. For the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 it is available with shortened shift times.
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Dynamics to the power of nine.
A milestone in transmission technology. With nine forward gears, the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission provides for more efficient, more comfortable and more dynamic driving. The broader ratio range enables a reduction in engine speed, which enhances ride comfort and reduces noise levels. Fast and smooth gear changing provides a unique driving experience. For dynamic bursts of power, the 9G-TRONIC can skip individual gears when shifting down. Specifically for the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 it is available with shortened shift times.
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Dynamics just as you wish.
AMG DYNAMIC SELECT enables a highly individual driving experience at all times. A choice of five different drive programs means that the driving experience can be tailored to the driver's wishes – from highly comfortable to extremely dynamic. The AMG DYNAMIC SELECT programs "Eco", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport+" and "Individual" alter the characteristics of the engine, transmission, exhaust system, suspension and steering. In the "Individual" program gears can be selected manually using the steering wheel gearshift paddles ("M" mode).
The image shows the display on the centre console of the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 presenting the "Sport+" drive program of AMG DYNAMIC SELECT.

Perfect hold.

Even the most exciting driving experience needs to be interrupted once in a while. The AMG high-performance brake system delivers excellent stopping power and precise metering.
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Precision and control.
The AMG high-performance brake system offers outstanding safety and control. Aluminium brake callipers reduce the unsprung masses and provide excellent handling. Internally ventilated and perforated brake disks all round with a diameter of 360 x 36 millimetres on the front axle and 360 x 26 millimetres on the rear axle guarantee excellent response and excellent deceleration performance.
The image shows the AMG high-performance brake system on the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 behind the wheel spokes.

Images and films


Images and films of the SLC.

Images and films


Images and films of the SLC.

A silver Mercedes-Benz SLC with open roof at a lively dockside location.
The image shows a rear view of a silver Mercedes-Benz SLC with closed roof between exciting architecture and a stretch of water.
The image shows a rear view of a red Mercedes-Benz SLC at the riverside in a major city.
Angled front view of a red Mercedes-Benz SLC crossing a bridge at speed.
Side view of a silver Mercedes-Benz SLC at the water's edge in a modern urban setting, with a sailing boat in the background.
Side view from above of a silver Mercedes-Benz SLC by the water's edge at night with atmospheric lighting.
The image shows a side view of the Mercedes-Benz SLC's interior from the front passenger's perspective, with a focus on the elegant, sporty seats.
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Presenting the Mercedes-Benz SLC and Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 on stage to an audience.
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Angled front view of a silver Mercedes-Benz SLC speeding along the roads of a major city at night-time.
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Rear view of a silver Mercedes-Benz SLC driving over an illuminated bridge in a night-time cityscape.

Special models


The expressive special model: the SLC RedArt Edition.

The RedArt Edition owes its name to the red design elements and its sporty look to the exclusive special paint finish.

Special models


The expressive special model: the SLC RedArt Edition.

The RedArt Edition owes its name to the red design elements and its sporty look to the exclusive special paint finish.

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Anything but run-of-the-mill.

The RedArt Edition knows how to cause a stir.

The Mercedes-AMG SLC RedArt Edition presents a particularly sporty spectacle with red trim on the front and rear bumpers.