In August 2019, we published local pricing for the Final Edition versions of Mercedes-Benz’s SLC. And now we can confirm the German firm’s roadster range has quietly exited South Africa.

Before its removal from the local line-up, the SLC range had comprised three variants: the SLC200, SLC300 and Mercedes-AMG SLC43.

The SLC200 was powered by a turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine delivering 135 kW to the rear axle via either a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission, while the SLC300 offered 180 kW from an uprated version of the same unit.

The flagship Mercedes-AMG SLC43, meanwhile, employed a turbocharged 3,0-litre V6 petrol unit generating 270 kW and 520 N.m, enough for a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in a claimed 4,7 seconds.

Interestingly, Mercedes-Benz in Germany hasn’t officially confirmed the future of the SLC roadster (which, of course, previously went by the SLK moniker), although rumours suggest an immediate successor is not planned.