New details about the upcoming Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG have emerged, a car which will probably be out in 2015.
It's been a while since we last heard about the baby SLS, but now CAR has obtained new details about Mercedes' 911 rival. Codenamed internally "C190", the SLC AMG is set to use a revised version of the SLS' aluminum space frame architecture. Sources suggest it will lose the gullwing doors in order to shave off weight and improve body stiffness. Initially, it will be available exclusively as a coupe, but a roadster version could be considered.
The 1,550 kg (3,417 lbs) car will be launched with a new V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine producing 485 hp (362 kW) and 500 lb-ft (677 Nm). This version will cost about 80,000 GBP (93,164 EUR or 126,568 USD).
The SLC S will cost around 115,000 GBP (134,145 EUR or 181,493 USD) and include a performance pack with carbon-ceramic brakes, bucket seats and a tuned V8 engine generating 585 hp (436 kW) and 553 lb-ft (749 Nm) of torque. Both V8 variants will feature a dual-clutch, 7-speed transmission with shorter final drive ratio and a limited slip differential.
The entry-level variant will have a 333 hp (248 kW) 3.0-liter V6 engine and will be available later on in 2016. The base V6 model is expected to cost 70,000 GBP (81,653 EUR or 110,747 USD).