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Originally named the SLK, the Mercedes-Benz SLC first launched in 1996. Its introduction was key to the revival of the two-seater coupé-cabriolet market, replacing the traditional fabric roof with a folding hard-top. Brands such as BMW, Ford and Nissan soon released their own models into the segment, with the BMW Z4 and Audi TT proving the most enduring rivals. The first SLK was well received, and a second-generation model followed in 2004.

The Mk3 SLK arrived in June 2011, offering engines ranging from the SLK 250 CDI diesel to the SLK 55 AMG, which boasted a 5.5-litre V8 petrol engine. Four years later, the model received a facelift and was renamed the SLC. It went on sale with an updated engine lineup and a top-of-the-range SLC 43 AMG variant, as well as two trim levels: Sport and AMG Line.

The SLC was discontinued in 2020with a Final Edition variant that featured everything from 18-inch alloy wheels to heated sports seats and smartphone integration. The SLC also came with the Mercedes-Benz patented AIRSCARF® neck-level heaters , this system functions like an invisible scarf, integrated into the backrests of the front seats it warms the occupants head and neck areas.

Mercedes-Benz SLC updates and facelifts

As an updated version of the SLK, the first-generation Mercedes-Benz SLC was launched with a new front bumper, a revised grille and improved headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. The hard-top roof was also updated, being able to open and close when driving at speeds of up to 25mph. A new engine lineup accompanied the name change and interior upgrades included new trim materials, a larger infotainment screen and a revised instrument cluster.

In August 2017 a new engine joined the range, giving two petrol options and one diesel to choose from. The Sport trim was dropped, making AMG Line the entry-level trim and the AMG the range-topper.

Practicality and style of the car

Practicality may not be the first consideration of two-seat coupé-cabriolets, but the Mercedes-Benz SLC ensures it’s not overlooked. The model boasts a 335-litre boot, which is bigger than the BMW Z4’s 281 litres and the Audi TT Coupé’s 305-litre offering. Even with the roof down, you’ll get 225 litres of cargo volume, which is more than you’ll find on a city car such as the Peugeot 108. As such, there’s room for a grocery shop, sports bags or a pair of weekend bags.

Running costs

The standard SLC falls into groups 41–45 for insurance, meaning premiums are similar to those of several Audi TT Coupé editions. The AMG variant sits in group 46, and Final Edition options occupy groups 44–48. Most SLC models have been produced since April 2017, meaning road tax is charged at the standard annual rate of £180 per year. Those with an original list price of over £40,000 incur an annual £390 surcharge for the first five years of tax renewal. After this, fees drop to £180.

How a used Mercedes-Benz SLC drives

The Mercedes-Benz SLC offers a good choice of petrol engines, as well as a diesel option. Producing 201bhp, the 2.1-litre diesel (named SLC 250 d) takes you from 0-62mph in an impressive 6.6 seconds while still returning 70.6mpg on the combined cycle.

The petrol lineup starts with the 1.6-litre 154bhp engine, named SLC 180. Paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard or an optional nine-speed automatic, it reaches 0 - 62mph in 8.1 seconds. Fuel economy is respectable at a combined 44.1–44.8mpg. Next is the SLC 200, a 2.0-litre 181bhp unit. Again coming with six-speed manual transmission as standard or nine-speed automatic as an option, it takes you from 0-62mph in as little as 6.9 seconds. It’s more economical when paired with an automatic gearbox, with efficiency reaching between 42.2 and 47.9mpg on the combined cycle.

For more power choose the SLC 300, also a 2.0-litre engine but with an output of 241bhp. This is fitted with nine-speed automatic transmission as standard and can achieve a 0-62mph time of 5.8 seconds. Efficiency remains good at a combined 40.4mpg. Those seeking the ultimate in performance can opt for the SLC 43 AMG. Boasting a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, it reaches 62mph in just 4.7 seconds. It’s also efficient for a sportier variant, achieving a combined fuel economy of 32.5mpg.

Engines and official MPG

Please refer to the table below for a comprehensive list of engines and their official MPG figures.

2016 - 2020

Engine Official NEDC MPG Official WLTP MPG
AMG SLC 43 34.5–36.2 mpg -
SLC 180 44.1–44.8 mpg -
SLC 200 40.4–43.5 mpg 40.4 mpg
SLC 200 Automatic 42.2–47.9 mpg 40.4 mpg
SLC 250 d Automatic 70.6 mpg -
SLC 300 Automatic 40.4 mpg 37.2 mpg
SLC 43 AMG - 32.5 mpg

Features you can expect in a Mercedes-Benz SLC


The Mercedes-Benz SLC’s sporty performance and chic styling doesn’t come at the expense of space. Despite being shorter than the Audi TT Roadster and Porsche 718 Boxster, it offers plenty of legroom, and headroom is good with the roof up. With the roof folded down, a small wind deflector keeps the worst of the wind at bay, ensuring you remain comfortable. Some used SLC cars may also feature the optional AIRSCARF® neck-level heater, which allows roof-down motoring even during colder months.

The cabin is equipped with several storage spaces, including a large lockable glovebox. The door pockets can fit water bottles in easily and there are smaller cubbies in the central console for items like keys or loose change.

The Mercedes-Benz SLC is built to last, incorporating luxurious elements throughout the cabin. Not only will you find soft-touch surfaces and high-quality finishes, you’ll also enjoy chrome and aluminium trim and a D-shaped leather steering wheel. The seats are upholstered in Nappa leather.


The SLC features a seven-inch infotainment screen, which sits neatly on the dashboard. Access to functions such as DAB radio and Bluetooth comes via a rotary controller mounted lower down the centre console. Apple CarPlay is also available and a premium version with internet access can be purchased as an extra. Final Edition variants have sat nav and smartphone integration.

All SLC variants come with cruise control and air conditioning as standard. Opt for the Final Edition variant and rear parking sensors are added, while the AMG model comes with both rear parking sensors, and a reversing camera.


The Mercedes-Benz SLC was not submitted to Euro NCAP for safety testing, but it is fitted with a raft of protective measures. Standard technologies include active braking and blind spot monitoring, which identifies vehicles in your blind spots and alerts you. Lane keep assist is also incorporated, helping you to stay on course when driving at higher speeds. These features come alongside stability control, traction control and multiple airbags.

Trims available on a Mercedes-Benz SLC

Mercedes Benz SLC Sport

The entry-level Sport, available until mid-2017, comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a wind deflector, sports seats with cloth trim and air conditioning. Technology includes cruise control and a seven-inch infotainment display with DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity. You’ll also get safety measures like active braking, lane keep assist and blind spot monitoring.

Mercedes Benz SLC AMG Line

This trim offers sportier looks thanks to revised bumpers, 18-inch alloy wheels and an upgraded radiator grille. Inside is a flat-bottomed steering wheel, red stitching and elements with a chequered-flag design. The AMG Line also benefits from sports suspension.

Mercedes Benz SLC AMG

Building on the AMG-Line trim, the AMG also adds a small boot spoiler, leather upholstery and AMG badging. It also boasts high-performance brakes, refined steering, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.

Mercedes Benz SLC Final Edition

Launched in 2020, this trim features 18-inch five spoke alloy wheels, AIRSCARF® neck level heaters, an electrically adjustable steering column and heated sports seats with memory function. Technology includes rain sensing wipers, sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and Mercedes Parktronic parking assistance.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. How much does a used Mercedes-Benz SLC cost?

A. We have 6 used Mercedes-Benz SLC cars in stock ranging from £12,998 to £26,498.

Q. How many MPG does the Mercedes-Benz SLC get?

A. The Mercedes-Benz SLC MPG varies from 36 mpg to 71 mpg.

Q. How much is car tax for a used Mercedes-Benz SLC?

A. The Mercedes-Benz SLC car tax ranges from £35 to £200 per year for the models in stock.

Q. What is the average mileage on a used Mercedes-Benz SLC?

A. The average mileage on a used Mercedes-Benz SLC in stock is 36993 miles.

Q. Which transmission options are available with the Mercedes-Benz SLC?

A. Currently in stock, the Mercedes-Benz SLC is available in Automatic, Manual.

Q. What different fuel types are available for the Mercedes-Benz SLC?

A. Of the Mercedes-Benz SLC used cars in stock, they are available in the following fuel types: Diesel, Petrol.

Q. What are the most popular engine sizes in the Mercedes-Benz SLC?

A. The most popular engine sizes in the Mercedes-Benz SLC we have in stock are 2.1 litres, 3.0 litres, 2.0 litres.

Q. What are the most popular colours in the Mercedes-Benz SLC range?

A. The Mercedes-Benz SLC is available in various colours. The most popular we have in stock are Black, Silver, Grey

Q. Is the Mercedes-Benz SLC a good car?

A. Car & Driving rate the Mercedes-Benz SLC 3.73 stars (out of 5).

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Deposit £249
Term (Months) 48
Cash Price £12998
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* 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.