Is The Mercedes-Benz SLC More Than Just A Pretty Face?

Almost two years ago, Mercedes-Benz updated the SLK, giving it fresh exterior and interior touches, a modified folding metal roof, new engines, and a new name – SLC.

That’s a lot of ‘new’ for a car that’s 6 years old beneath its pretty sheet metal, so given that during this time Porsche released a new Boxster, and Mazda has a very posh MX-5 that’s cheaper, could the SLC still count as a good investment?

Before letting CarWow answer this question in the review that follows, let’s focus on some of its strong points: good looks, classy interior, especially when fitted with options, a folding hardtop that basically turns it into a coupe when it’s up, AirScarf system to enjoy it as a roadster in cold weather, and a decent size boot for a car in its class, especially with the roof up.

However, despite following the classic sports car recipe, which is engine at the front and rear-wheel drive, the ‘new’ Mercedes-Benz SLC isn’t as sporty to drive as, let’s say a FWD Audi TT. Of course, you can check the options list again for the Dynamic Handling Package, which makes things a bit sportier, but it probably won’t satisfy the petrol head in you, in the long run.

So, given these aspects, could the Mercedes-Benz SLC lure you away from its direct and indirect rivals? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.


  • Six_Tymes

    yesh… hello mrec, umm, you may wish to wake up and go new from the ground up on this one.


    Of course, it’s a handbag for women!

  • S3XY

    Definitely not a pretty face

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Nope, but I’m sure you’re going to tell me otherwise anyways…

  • SteersUright

    The SLC and SL seems to be MB’s forgotten children these days and both in need of drastic overhauls.

    • KSegg

      SLK (It’s stupid to call this thing an SLC) aside, we haven’t seen a decent SL since the pre-facelifted R230 SL.

      Seems like MB just doesn’t give a frack about these roadsters anymore, since they have the more premium AMG GT-C Vert.


    • YJ Chua

      That’s the way English is meant to be spoken – the British way.


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