Mercedes-Benz launches SLC AMG 43 in India

Mercedes-Benz added another roadster in the Indian line-up. The AMG powered SLC became the first car to feature the new “AMG 43” moniker in India.

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The beautiful looking SLC 43 is powered by a biturbo charged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that replaces the monstrous 5.5-litre naturally aspirated V8 petrol engine. The new engine produces a maximum of 367 bhp and 520 Nm of maximum torque. The power gets transferred to the wheels through a 9-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The roadster can do 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds but the top speed is limited at 250 km/h.

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The Mercedes-Benz SLC 43 gets a new design upfront with revised headlamps and newly shaped LED daytime running lamps. From the side, the car looks same as the SLK that it displaced from the line-up. The rear of the car also gets a fresh design with a new exhaust, redesigned bumper and all-new LED tail-lamps that look majestic.

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Inside the SLC 43, there is a new COMAND system display, a new steering wheel with controls for the infotainment system, keyless start-stop and all-new fabrics and trims. Mercedes has also automated the roof completely which required manual interference with the SLK for accessing the luggage compartment.

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The SLC competes against the BMW Z4 and Jaguar F-Type in the market and is priced at Rs. 77.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Mercedes-Benz is also planning to launch petrol variants of all its models available in India to overcome the ban on the sale of 2,000cc and above diesel vehicles in Delhi/NCR.