The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz will not replace the SLS AMG with the upcoming SLC AMG.
The upcoming Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG, which was recently confirmed for production by the company, known internally as the C190, has been thought to be the official replacement of the SLS AMG, despite its smaller size. A recent report is now confirm the fact that Mercedes-Benz will not replace the impressive SLS AMG with its upcoming smaller brother and the SLC AMG will become a rival for models like the Porsche 911, once it will hit the market in 2015 or even in 2016.
The Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG will be sold alongside the SLS AMG and it will drop the gullwing doors but adopt a long hood, a trunk mounted spoiler and a dual exhaust system. The upcoming sports car is expected to be powered by a 4.0 liter V8 twin turbo engine, which should produce a total output of 485 HP (357 kW) in standard. The S version however will be good for 550 HP (404 kW) while the top of the line Black Series variant should get 585 HP (430 kW). The starting price of the SLC AMG should be set at approximately 109,000 euros.
Source: Car Sales