Mercedes-Benz hasn’t officially confirmed the future of the SLC roadster. But what the Stuttgart-based brand has done is release a batch of Final Edition models to celebrate more than 20 years of the SLC and the SLK that preceded it.
The Final Edition package can be combined with four engine variants (SLC180, SLC200, SLC300 and Mercedes-AMG SLC43) and will be available in the “Yellowstone” hue first used by the original SLK back in 1996.
Featuring extra equipment and a smattering of model-specific interior details, Mercedes-Benz says this special edition “marks the pinnacle of the current model generation”.
Black, obsidian black and selenite grey paint finishes are also offered, with front bumpers featuring trim strips sporting a silver chrome finish on the lower section. Model specified in the aforementioned yellow as well as polar white and diamond white, meanwhile, have this lower section finished in black.
The door handles, side-mirror caps and rear brace sport a high-gloss black finish, while “SLC Final Edition” badging appears on the front wings, below the chromed fin. Five-spoke 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels with a high-gloss black finish are also part of the package.
The special model is based on the AMG Line trim level, which includes AMG Styling bumpers front and rear, sports suspension with 10 mm lowering and an upgraded braking system (with perforated discs and front callipers sporting the "Mercedes-Benz" logo).
Inside, you’ll find two-tone nappa leather in black/silver pearl with alpaca grey topstitching (with the latter hue echoed on the seat belts). “Carbon-fibre look” leather inserts in the head restraints and the upper section of the seatbacks are also specific to this model.
The trim elements on the instrument panel and the centre console sport a bright aluminium finish, while the sports steering wheel is clad in a mix of the so-called “carbon leather” as well as smooth nappa leather in the grip area.
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