Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG due in 2015 with V6 and V8 engines - report

Artist impression - Mercedes AMG W 197 SLC Gullwing
Artist impression - Mercedes AMG W 197 SLC Gullwing / Larson / Road&Track Magazine

Baby SLS on its way

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).

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Han Solo Han Solo
Wow...this rendering looks really hot...even though it's pretty old...but it is damn hot...
Mar 8th, 2013 3:54am
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GTurbo GTurbo
Simply brute handsome. The Merc magic continues to dazzle. Can't wait to hear the V8!
Feb 2nd, 2013 3:47am
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MarcusHertzke MarcusHertzke
i always hear of car manufactures, trying to build a car to compete with the 911, no one ever succeeds.
Feb 1st, 2013 1:45am
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ghent2008 ghent2008
have u ever heard of the GT_R, German? It kicked the crap out of 911.
Feb 1st, 2013 7:06am
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freeway freeway
yeah, probably that's why every car enthusiast in this world dreams about having a 911... how many dream about GT-R???... hmmm, thought so... I'm not saying that the GT-R is a crappy car, but has nothing to do with the aura of a 911... and never will
Feb 1st, 2013 8:39am
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AlikMalix AlikMalix
Yeh, little fan boys born around year 2001, have no idea what a Porsche is capable off. If it wasn't for Porsche or some other German Engineering back in the day, you'd have a GT-R worth competing an MR-2 at best. Respect the originals. Go play some videogames kid.
Feb 1st, 2013 11:38pm
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nahidrahman nahidrahman
targeting the 911 and F-type...
Feb 1st, 2013 1:03am
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dmanero dmanero
I heard that the SLS was shelved...
Jan 31st, 2013 10:03pm
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nahidrahman nahidrahman
the SLS is the one on sale at the moment, the one with the gullwing doors. they recently released the GT and Black Series versions.
Feb 1st, 2013 1:03am
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Ness7 Ness7
Am I the only one who sees an Audi RS like front bumper here? Especially the sides.
Jan 31st, 2013 8:42pm
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HelmydeMeester HelmydeMeester
It's a very old impression. World Car Fans think they got an up-to-date artist impression of the actual upcoming SLC, but this is a pre-2009 impression of what people thought the SLS would look like. The SLS was also called SLC back then (when SLS was not confirmed yet, and the car drove with a Viper body), and there were roughly 20 different impressions on the internet, none matching the actual outcome, the C197 SLS AMG.
Jan 31st, 2013 9:42pm
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AlikMalix AlikMalix
Exactly, I remember seeing this long long time ago.
Feb 1st, 2013 11:35pm
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