Scans of Mercedes SLC Gullwing interior surface

 Scans of Mercedes SLC Gullwing interior surface
Mercedes SLC Gullwing Revival Interior spy photo

Scans that appear leaked from within Mercedes-Benz?

A few photos showing the new Mercedes-Benz "Gullwing" SLC have creeped up again. This time the interior is under the spotlight showing a very retro look. Interestingly we have no source for this photography, but we are inclined to believe they come either from Mercedes themselves as a marketing "leak" ploy or from an insider. Quality is not exactly up to our usual standards; take the slanted borders on the left and right sides that lead to suspicions of a scanned document, an internal pamphlet/brochure perhaps. And the instrument cluster image, our spy photographers are good but not so good as to get inside the car and take a straight-on shot like that.

Shared Mercedes switchgear is pretty evident, such as the COMMAND knob at the centre console, temperature switches, flat-bottomed steering wheel and headlight switch.

SLC is of course the in-house Mercedes supercar brought on to replace the SLR, since McLaren and the Germans are parting ways, developing their own cars. Power source is the 6.2-litre V8 producing upwards of a highly desirable 550bhp and 445lb ft of torque. We should start to spy the car in its own skin, out of that Viper garment, pretty soon.



Published Nov 17, 2008 5:26 am By Thami Masemola

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It never fails to amaze me that it takes absolutely no skills to pronounce yourself a critic which is an easy path to take when you cannot afford the car.
Dec 10, 2008 8:30 pm
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Other than the air controls, light switch and sterring wheel, it looks like nothing like a Merc to me. more like a mustang.
Nov 18, 2008 11:19 pm
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That car is already out of the Viperskin!!!
Nov 18, 2008 1:17 am
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that interior looks abit bland
Nov 17, 2008 11:29 pm
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When it comes to design a sport car or super car mercedes will squeez all there brains to make it looks as perfect as the SLR. They want to revive the legendary SL300 gullwing and they do it perfectly.
Nov 17, 2008 9:18 pm
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Iliked the SLR even if it was way over priced, uncomfortable for a daily drive, not meant for people over six feet tall, it is beautiful and rolling art. I have learned through the purchase of my SL63 that a picture is not always worth a thousand words and the car i have is incredible do not regret my purchase at all however it was the bashers here that had me concerned before I took delivery. So I will wait and see how this car turns out, It probably will be like the SLR and out of alot of our reaches
Nov 17, 2008 7:08 pm
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I like it, but then again, my tastes are a little different than those of most of you. I love the retro design, it looks like something that a '50s person could imagine as the future, and I love it. The quality of the materials NEVER, listen to me, NEVER looks good on spy shots (whether faux or not), so that's the least significant of my worries.
Nov 17, 2008 6:29 pm
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The scan is from the german car magazine "Auto Bild". It doesn´t look like 50´s or any sort of retro (exept for the air vents). Its just a cheap plastic look in my eyes!
Nov 17, 2008 4:52 pm
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Lol the final product will be insane look at those gauges , that shifter it will be sick , those pictures mean nothing , it looks sick , and i'm not a mercedes fan boy or anything
Nov 17, 2008 4:46 pm
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Benz owns part of mclaren but no british company owns german
Nov 17, 2008 4:03 pm
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I'll be the first one to say that the new Mercedes, is not on the top of my list to drool over but I have to say that I disappointed with the "look" of the interior. It looks check and far to cluttered. I surly hope that this is just to lead the spys attention away from the rest of the car and hopefully change this later in the development.
Nov 17, 2008 3:36 pm
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That interior is grounding possible expectations somehow.
Nov 17, 2008 3:33 pm
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Don't expect a luxurious interior in this car. It should like the one in the 50s.
Nov 17, 2008 2:35 pm
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The interior quality is questionable. All the items are parts-bin, so they will be up to Mercedes' more recent standards. The aluminum trimming can go either way. If its real, or simulated correctly, Mercedes will be stepping into the next realm of interior design. If its simulated poorly, Mercedes will regret the thought of "satin aluminum trim". I love the retro W123 air vents. Thats unexpected!
Nov 17, 2008 2:22 pm
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They prbly are frm the parts bin, this is a test car of course...
Nov 17, 2008 11:18 pm
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The modules in the interior are from different Mercedes products. You can see the climate module from the SUVs, the center infotainment controls from the new E and various switchgear from other models. Thats nothing unusual for Mercedes' niche products. The G-class inherits each generation C-classes switchgear. Its a good idea. Helps the money go where its needed, in the performance of the car! These parts will most definitely see production, and its a good thing. That couldn't be said in the recent past.
Nov 20, 2008 1:37 am
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I like the interior
Nov 17, 2008 1:09 pm
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That 9000rpm red line is interesting for a V8
Nov 17, 2008 12:38 pm
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The redline seems to be at about 7500rpm. Nothing special for a V8.
Nov 17, 2008 12:53 pm
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ok thats fugly...I am sorrry but it looks like an amiga front console....they need some tips from BMW and Fiat to make a retro interior....
Nov 17, 2008 11:44 am
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Yup, I agree. Nothing spectacular or special at all. The faux aluminium (ie shiny plastic mouldings)trimmings will look and feel cheap. I can't help but think this will suffer the same sad fate as the McLaren Mercedes SLR.
Nov 17, 2008 10:48 am
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nothing spectacular. hope the center console will look different on the final product.
Nov 17, 2008 10:37 am
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