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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG spied [video]

Internally known as C190

The Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG has been spied in action while conducting a series of tests before a probable 2015 launch.

Envisioned as a replacement of the SLS AMG, the SLC AMG (internally known as C190) will be smaller and is said to rival the Porsche 911. It will come with conventional doors, a dual exhaust arrangement and a trunk-mounted spoiler.

Power could be provided by a V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine producing around 485 HP (357 kW). A more powerful S variant should have 550 HP (404 kW), while the range-topping Black Series variant will allegedly output somewhere around 585 HP (430 kW).

Pricing is rumored to kick off from approximately 109,000 EUR (141,000 USD / 92,800 GBP). The "SLC" nameplate hasn't been confirmed yet.

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velsatis
I see the car moving slowly in this vid and almost no sound, could it have some electric power I wonder and they are testing exacly that here??? I hope not, electricity ruins sports cars and makes no sence. Petrol is good, combustion sounds is what we want of this
Jul 5, 2013 6:58 am
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SPORTINGUISTA_29
nice car this one! I like it
Jul 4, 2013 9:17 pm
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f1fan2009
1. From the video, it looks like the lights might look just as awkward as the one on SL. 2. A GT-R in tow, is that the benchmark they're hoping to better?
Jul 4, 2013 4:19 pm
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Roken
Apparently this is a 2+2 like the 911, makes sense to differentiate from the SL. Can't wait to hear the engine properly!
Jul 4, 2013 2:51 pm
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EdBacau
Funny how all the 911 competitors fall short in the handling department, so they compensate with a lot more power.
Jul 4, 2013 2:13 pm
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DBaskov
They definitely fail in price range, then again 911 is a very ambiguous name since it has cars that range in $100k difference in price. I always assume they try to compete more with entry level 911 (which I'm pretty sure is where the money is).
Jul 4, 2013 3:58 pm
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benzboy
nice video, although you could barely hear an engine. I like this car, but I really don't see the necessary point of it. I didn't buy the SLS because I am to tall and the car was not comfortable for me. I didn't buy the SLS Roadster because, I have an SL63 and I prefer the metal roof and the comfort that it has over the Roadster. What I most don't understand about this car, is that its proposed pricing is set at the same amount I paid for my SL 63. While I applaud MB for making a hot looking car, its deluding its customer base, by simply making to many of the same thing. For me the Gullwing will always be iconic and I would love to have purchased, it just wasnt meant to be for me.
Jul 4, 2013 1:21 pm
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