The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to put the SLC into production in 2014, and this is actually the first time when the company is confirming the model.
The Mercedes-Benz SLC is basically a smaller variant of the SLS AMG, but there is no official word just yet on whether or not AMG will have something to do with the new model. The company’s AMG division is no longer a sub-brand used to upgrade the company’s models for quite some time now and the AMG has become a car manufacturer itself, with the SLS being the best example in state of the art technology put together in a driveable everyday supercar. But the success of the SLS AMG might be shared in the future by its smaller brother, which is being conceived as we speak, and it will enter production in 2014 as the SLC.
According to the guys at autoexpress.co.uk, the Mercedes-Benz Head of Design, Gorden Wagener, has confirmed the company’s plans to develop the SLC, during an interview at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Gorden Wagener has also said that the Concept Style Coupe (CSC) will be named the CLA in its final production version. The Mercedes-Benz SLC is expected to be powered by a new 4.0 liter V8 engine, but a smaller V6 unit, based on the one used in the SLK, will also be offered. The upcoming Mercedes-Benz SLC will go against the Porsche 911 and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and it will be priced from 80,000 GBP.