We previously reported that Mercedes-Benz was in the planning stages for a baby SLS supercar. Now, Benz has reportedly confirmed that the SLC will be going into production, with an anticipated release for 2015.
To clean up earlier speculations, the SLC will indeed be powered by a V8. Since Mercedes is revamping its engines, with only a 2.0-liter four banger, a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder, and a 4.0-liter V8, the SLC will most likely get the Project R190 4.0-liter, over a current version with a larger displacement.
The SLC should weigh less than the SLS, and both perform and handle better, as well. It is rumored to be available in coupe and roadster form just like its older sibling.
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Mercedes leaves more room for speculation with the upcoming SLC, since there is still no mid-engined sports car for the brand, a large gap between Smart and the rest of the lineup, and provides the opportunity for more two-seater models.
– By: Alexandra Koken