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2018 (18) Mercedes-Benz SlcSLC 250d AMG Line 2dr 9G-Tronic

Mercedes-Benz of Perth
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Attention assistBluetooth system
Chequered flag design instrument clusterDynamic drive mode selector
Outside temperature gaugePower Steering
Remote boot releaseService indicator (ASSYST)
Trip computer 

Entertainment

2 usb ports in centre consoleDAB Digital radio
Media interface 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAMG bodystyling
Automatic headlamp activationBody colour bumpers
Electric front windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Electro hydraulic vario roofLED daytime running lights

Interior Features

3 spoke flat bottom multi-function perforated leather steering wheelActive head restraints
AMG floormatsAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studsDriver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Front centre armrestLockable glovebox
Sports seatsSteering wheel gearshift paddles

Safety

ABS with Brake AssistAdaptive brake system
Brake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discsDriver/front passenger head+thorax airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsElectronic parking brake
ESP with Acceleration skid control (ASR)Seatbelt pretensioners
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser 

Technical

Diesel particulate filterSports suspension

Wheels

Tyre sealant kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.268CO2 (g/km)114
HC+NOx0.073Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.055Particles0.0001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2143Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)99
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)70.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)72.4EC Urban (mpg)54.3

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.1
Badge Power204Coin Descriptiond
Coin SeriesAMG LineInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0745E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.6Engine Power - BHP204
Engine Power - KW150Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3800Engine Torque - LBS.FT369
Engine Torque - MKG51Engine Torque - NM500
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed152

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear245/35 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMULTI SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1301Length4133
Wheelbase2430Width1810
Width (including mirrors)2006 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight1905
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)180Max. Loading Weight300
Minimum Kerbweight1605No. of Seats2
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.52
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz SLC

The Mercedes SLC roadster offers slick detailing, some incredible technology and distinctive styling. It even comes as a diesel. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Mercedes SLC, a revamped version of the brand's previous third generation SLK roadster, offers a tall stack of technology and an interior that's a whole lot smarter. It can also deliver impressively economical engines, especially if you choose the 2.1-litre four-cylinder diesel version.

Background

Read most car magazines and they'd have you believe that the Mercedes-Benz SLC is a car playing perpetual catch up with its key rival, Porsche's Boxster. Playing and not succeeding. Away from the world of manufacturer press launches and free lunches, the reality is somewhat different. Actually, the SLC, like its SLK roadster predecessor, outsells the Boxster by more than two to one in terms of worldwide sales, which paints a rather different picture of how the general public views the head to head. Those not familiar with the SLC will find a slicker 9-speed auto gearbox, more sophisticated technology and a classier cabin. In this 204bhp 250d diesel guise, it over 70mpg too.

Driving Experience

The 204bhp 2.1-litre unit in the SLC 250d is pretty much the same as it was in the old SLK, enabling this roadster to sprint to 62mph in just 6.6s and reach a top speed of 152mph, effectively matching the notably lively entry-level SLC 200 petrol model, though the more effortless way it delivers its performance will be attraction enough for some. The SLK 250d gets Mercedes' latest 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox as standard and it's a brilliant match for the diesel engine's mid-biased torque delivery. Mercedes thinks that a big SLC selling point will be its 'DYNAMIC SELECT' vehicle dynamics system, one of those that enables you to alter your car's engine, transmission, steering and suspension characteristics at the touch of a button. The five modes - 'Comfort', 'Sport', 'Sport+', 'Eco' and 'Individual' are easy to select using the DYNAMIC SELECT button in the upper control panel on the dashboard console. The selected mode is shown on the colour multifunction display and also appears as a pop-up message on the head unit display. DYNAMIC SELECT is a standard feature in the SLC 250d. Keen drivers will also want to look at the extra-cost 'Dynamic Handling package' which features a 10mm lower chassis, an adaptive damping system, a direct steering system and the brand's clever 'ESP Dynamic Cornering Assist' feature.

Design and Build

As part of the facelift that's transformed the SLK into this SLC model, the Mercedes-Benz designers have tried to further hone this roadster's sporty look. There's a re-styled front section that sees the steeply raked diamond radiator grille elongate the appearance of the arrow-shaped bonnet. In addition, there's a bumper which features striking air intakes, dynamically modelled contours and high-quality chrome trim at the lower edge, along with distinctive headlights incorporating LED daytime running lamps, plus there's the option of an LED Intelligent Light System. The side view of the SLC reveals the typical features of a roadster, with a long bonnet, a passenger compartment that is set back and a short rear. The silhouette is defined by a variety of things; the gently rising beltline, the sweeping curve of the roof, the powerfully moulded wheel arches, sporty 16 to 18-inch light-alloy wheels and the ventilation grilles in the front wing. Inside, Mercedes has tried to give the cabin a higher quality feel, with extra flashes of aluminium and carbonfibre, plus electroplated control elements for the electrically adjustable seats and gearshift paddles. As with the SLK, you get an electrically-operated panoramic folding hard-top vario-roof that you can operate at speeds of up to 25mph. This can come with a 'MAGIC SKY CONTROL' option allowing you to lighten or darken the glass top at the touch of a button. Plus we'd also want to pay extra for the 'AIRSCARF' neck-level heating system. The 335-litre boot continues to be the biggest in the segment.

Market and Model

Prices haven't changed much over those of the SLK, which means that this diesel SLC will cost round £33,000 in base 'Sport' guise - or around £37,000 if you choose the plusher, racier-looking 'AMG Line' version. Equipment levels are much as before, though it is worth pointing out that the Audio 20 entertainment system can be combined with a Garmin MAPPILOT navigation set-up. If you want to go further, Mercedes' full-house COMMAND Online infotainment system is available as an option, complete with hard disc navigation, a DVD player, internet access, internet radio, Bluetooth connectivity, LINGUATRONIC voice control, an EMERGENCY Call service and an Integral Media Interface for your iPod or iPhone. Standard equipment on the SLC includes smart features such as Airguide. What's this? Well, rather than the clumsy mesh draught stoppers that some convertibles opt for, Mercedes-Benz aerodynamics engineers have developed a pair of pivoting transparent plastic 'petals' which are attached to the reverse of the roll-over bars. The driver or passenger can rotate them from their stowed position behind the head rest to their 'active' position and cut draughts in a flash. Onto safety. Amid the sea of standard safety features are two of particular note. The drowsiness detection system Attention Assist warns the driver to take a break when they have been driving too long or their driving patterns change. Pre-Safe uses radar to detect an impending collision and primes the brakes, seatbelts and airbags. The optional Pre-Safe Brake system takes things one step further and automatically applies the brakes if the car detects that its' about to run into the back of something.

Cost of Ownership

The SLC benefits from beefy residual values propping up its not inconsequential price tag. In latter years, fuel and emissions taxation have become a far bigger part of the annual financial equation for most owners, so with this car, Mercedes has aimed to set the bar for efficiency in its class with the diesel 250d variant. The figures speak for themselves: 70.6mpg on the combined cycle, which equates to 114g/km of CO2. Equivalent figures for the entry-level SLK 200 petrol, paired with the same automatic transmission, are 47.9mpg and 137g/km of CO2.

Summary

Mercedes-Benz is a company that is often underestimated. It understands its audience and knows how to develop cars that tap into their needs and aspirations with laser-guided accuracy. The latest SLC is no different. The road tests virtually write themselves but magazine writers don't have the same forensic grasp of what sells. This diesel-engined SLC suggests that Mercedes very much does and the company's expecting a lively take up. If anything, it's a car that's become more finely attuned to market conditions than ever before. The efficiency of the diesel engine in particular and the increasingly impressive technology integration mean that the SLC slides effortlessly into a position that makes many of its rivals seem from a prior generation. If you believed that the two-seat roadster was becoming a selfish and irresponsible indulgence, Mercedes clearly thinks it can persuade you otherwise.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
50%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£410.82
Deposit£2700
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£26,998
Credit amount£24,298
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£11,173
Total amount payable£33,182.54
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.43p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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