Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition is a Send-off for the Roadster
Mercedes-Benz has officially called it quits with the SLC Roadster. Fortunately, buyers get a final edition before the curtains close completely.
The Decline of the Two-Seat Convertible
Following the news of the "death" of the Mercedes-Benz S65 is the decline of yet another beloved model. This time, it's a two-seat convertible that has been around for more than 2 decades. Models within this segment have been waning for a while, and it seems like it's time to say goodbye to one of Mercedes' very own.
No Direct Successor
The Mercedes-Benz SLC, previously known as the SLK, will see production no more. According to Mercedes, there are no plans to have a successor. However, fans across the world get a chance to buy the Final Edition Package of the SLC.
The Final Edition Package
The package carries more than just an impressive appearance. It will be available in the SLC 300 and the higher AMG SLC 43. Each will include a trim-specific paint coating. The U.S. market will get an SLC 300 Final Edition covered in Selenite Grey. The mirror caps, roll hoops, and door handles will include glass-black finishes.
Based on the AMG Line Package
Both the SLC 43 and SLC 300 will follow in the footsteps of the current AMG Line Package. They will include similar styling cues, larger brakes with cross-drilled rotors, and a sport suspension that lowers the car by up to 0.4 inches. 18-inch wheels with differentiated black accents and exterior "Final Edition" badges will also be included. The interior will be finished in Nappa leather with headrests and gear selectors having carbon-like leather trim.
The intriguing yellow color will predominantly be available in the SLC 43. It is derived from the 1996 SLK that was launched with a Yellowstone paint. The exterior trim covered in gloss black will be featured in the SLC 300. The finish will be extended to cover the intake fins, rear fascia, front splitter, and fender strakes. AMG also offers 18-inch wheels covered in matte-black and yellow trim.
The SL Stays
For those looking for a Mercedes-brand roadster, you can still get the larger SL-Class. Fortunately, it is not going anywhere. Mercedes has even introduced a new luxury-focused Grand Edition for the SL 550 and the SL 450.
More Than an Appearance Package
Just like in the SLC, the SL Grand Edition arrives with a few touches here and there. There's a predominant Graphite Grey with matte-silver and chrome accents. These span across the front bumper, and the large 20-inch rear and 19-inch front AMG wheels. The interior is graced by a Designo appearance package that features quilted piping in Golden Olive Pearl and Tundra Brown Pearl leather. The only mechanical change is the Sport suspension option that allows the driver to lower the vehicle by 0.4 inches.
A Key Cog in the Sportscar Segment
The SLC was a car that marked the rebirth of the sports car segment. Initially known as the SLK, it was able to capture the attention of the luxury car buyer. As the era of this model comes to an end, its direct competitors, the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z Series continue to stand strong as they receive redesigns one generation to the next.
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