Entry-Level Mercedes-Benz SLC 180 Arrives In UK, Starts At £32,039

Mercedes-Benz have dropped the starting price of the SLC by more than £2,600 ($3,358) in the United Kingdom by launching a new entry-level model.

Called the SLC 180, it’s already on sale from £32,039 ($41,385), as the car company told Autocar, and it makes for a posh alternative to the Mazda MX-5 RF.

Powering it is a small 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which pushes 154hp and 184lb-ft (249Nm) of torque to the rear wheels, thus allowing it to reach 62mph (100km/h) in 7.9 seconds, from a standstill, and a top speed of 140mph (225km/h).

Tipping the scales at 1,435kg (3,164lbs), the new Mercedes-Benz SLC 180 is the lightest in the range, and just like the rest of the family, it can be had in AMG Line flavor, benefiting from the a number of exterior updates, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Buyers looking into the new entry-level version of the German roadster can already make a deposit, but they will have to be patient about having it in their garage, as the SLC 180 is slated to hit the assembly lines in June, with deliveries starting a month later.

In the meantime, you can access Mercedes-Benz‘s online configurator here.

Note: The car pictured is not the Mercedes SLC 180

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  • Akira

    So less HP than a MX5 and 400kg more… Must be such a speed demon.

  • Kagan

    Renault engine.

  • Julien Lachemoi

    154hp for 1435kg.

    And here I was complaining my SW20 felt slow with 156hp and 1350kg.

  • Infinite1

    MB targeting the Miata? I’m not sure why since they’re going to kill the SLC

  • “The car pictured is not the Mercedes SLC 180”
    OK.

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