For 2017, the SLK-Class became the SLC-Class. With this name change also came a new engine, some styling tweaks, and a handful of new standard features. We anticipate the 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class to remain the same.
2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Design
Being a carryover model, we anticipate no visual modifications to the 2018 SLC-Class, as we anticipate it to continue with the exact same upgraded styling we saw from the 2017 model. This carryover styling will continue to the interior, which looks the part of a true luxury car.
In addition to no styling modifications, we anticipate the 2018 SLC-Class’ basic features to remain the very same. If our expectations are appropriate, look for it to come standard with 17-inch wheels, a fixed-glass roofing system, xenon headlights, LED daytime running light and taillights, power-folding side-view mirrors, leatherette upholstery, a rearview electronic camera, a 7-inch display screen, and an eight-speaker audio system.
2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Engine
Our company believe the SLC-Class will continue with its 2 versions: SLC300 and AMG SLC 43. We expect the SLC300 to continue with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will produce 241 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque.
The range-topping AMG SLC 43 will continue with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that’ll produce 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. Both versions will continue with nine-speed automated transmissions, but AMG will tune the SLC 43’s transmission for much better efficiency.
2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Safety
The IIHS and NHTSA have actually not checked the 2017 SLC-Class for security, however it does come fully equipped with lots of safety features. These include traction control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, driver-drowsiness screen, and more.
2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Release Date and Price
Absolutely nothing is official yet, but we expect Mercedes-Benz to kick off 2018 SLC-Class production in June 2017, which will put it on dealership lots in July or August. There is not much in regards to direct competition for the 2018 SLC-Class, however buyers can take a look at the Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 718 Boxster, and Audi TT.
With no modifications coming, we expect no major changes in prices from the current model, which varies from $48,875 to $61,225 (destination charges included).