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Mercedes-Benz bids adieu to the SLK with the SLC Final Edition
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Mercedes-Benz bids adieu to the SLK with the SLC Final Edition

By Manaal Mahatme

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Mercedes-Benz bids adieu to the SLK with the SLC Final Edition

23 years, three generations and over 7 lakh units later, Mercedes-Benz has written the final chapter for the SLK (SLC) with the SLC Final Edition. In the European markets, the car arrives in dealerships in March 2019  and can be booked from February 22. As a homage to the original car that came out in the Yellowstone shade, the final edition too gets an exclusive sun yellow paint job. The car will be available in four variants which includes an AMG version. Unfortunately, the Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition won’t be making it to our shores.

The heart of the Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition

The SLC Final Edition will be available in four engine variants. The entry-level SLC 180 gets a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine giving out 153bhp and 250Nm. The SLC 200 and SLC 300 share the same 1.9-litre 4-cylinder powerhouse, but the latter pushes 61 horses more than the 200. The SLC 300 produces 370Nm, a healthy 70Nm more than the SLC 200.

The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 boasts a 2.9-litre V6, developing 384bhp and 520nm of peak twist. The car sprints from naught to 100 in a mere 4.7 seconds.

The Exteriors of the Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition

The Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition is also available in standard black, obsidian black or selenite grey paint finish which receives AMG-style front bumper with trim-strips that feature a silver chrome finish on the lower section. The AMG line model gets a sports suspension as well as larger braking systems. The interiors feature Two-tone Nappa leather in black/silver pearl with alpaca grey topstitching. The memory package which stores the mirror, seat and the steering preference comes as standard.

Back in 1996, Mercedes-Benz pulled the wraps off the SLK at the Turin Motor Show. Eight years later, the second-gen SLK premiered at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show. The third generation SLK, after 2011 unveil was renamed to SLC in 2016. The car shares a lot of its technical aspects with the C-Class acknowledging the name change of this cult roadster.