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Old 22nd August 2008, 00:46   #16
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Default Mercedes SLC Wings in for a Shot or Two

One year on from the first sighting of the C197 when the spies caught a badly assembled machine made from several old Dodge Viper parts, now bring you photos of the model in early development form. It has often been referred to as the Mercedes Gullwing but it is largely expected the final production model will carry the label SLC and with a model this sporty we should also see AMG in there somewhere.

The juicy details continue to evade the surface leaving us analysing the pictures you see before your eyes. We can see a strip of LED, daytime running lights along the bottom of the headlight clusters. There also seem to be additional LEDs in the top section of the headlight cluster. Another details that pops out are the large cross-drilled, slotted rotors. Those large rotors will be stopping a set of Pirelli tires. We're also pretty sure a large Mercedes star will be dead centre on the grill much like it appeared on the 300 SL.

The SLC is expected to be introduced at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, with a limited sales run of just two years and 12000 units and should carry a price tag of several hundred thousand dollars. We’re hearing horsepower estimates in the 550-650 range, with power expected to come from a forced-induction V8, or maybe even a V10.
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Old 24th September 2008, 19:38   #17
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Some more information.
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Mercedes Gullwing Latest Spy Photos in Desert

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It’s been over a year since we first spotted a “C197” testing in the States, and at that time it was a Frankenstein mule with several Viper parts bolted on. Since then, a definitive shape and body has emerged with gullwing doors as a center point. Surely, car fans are more than ready to see the finished concept, however, it's still considered an early development prototype and the latest information from sources puts the Mercedes Gullwing well over one year away as a debut in March 2010 in Geneva is set.

The “Mercedes Gullwing” has often been referred to as the SLC, but we’re expecting the production version to have a new name under the AMG brand. According to sources, production will be limited to 6000 units annually for only two years, and power will come from AMG's 6.3-liter V8 in either turbo or supercharged form making between 550 and 650hp. Transmission will be Mercedes' 7-Tronic automatic.

Looking closely at the photos we can see a strip of LED daytime running lights along the bottom of the headlight clusters. There also seem to be additional LEDs in the top section of the headlight cluster as well. Another detail that pops out are the large cross-drilled rotors. We're also expecting a large Mercedes star will be dead center on the grill much like it appeared on the original 300 SL.
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This looks one of the most exciting things to come out from Mercedes in a long time. Thank God that the artist's renderings now look completely incorrect. Gullwing, the Grille position, the body layout, everything in it demands that we wait in anticipation.
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Fianlly, A proper Mercedes Gullwing!! Future Classic For Sure!!
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Mercedes AMG revealed more technical details of the SLS AMG. Its interesting & informative, but its pure technical. Check out the link:

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Again Detailed By Mercedes AMG | eMercedesBenz - The Unofficial Mercedes-Benz Weblog
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Some what realestic photo got from GermanCarZone.com
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I must say the SLC has a strange design and unusually a very small spoiler.
What Chassis must have been the basis for this creation?
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interior pics and sketches released by Mercedes-benz, courtesy carscoop.blogspot.com
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oh maan,just loved the pics and sketches.the interiors are world apart.and the way the leather merges with carbon fibre finish is something very original.finally mercedes going to their original roots,i can that old word charm in this futuristic car.

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Looks like the interior design is production ready.Looks fabulous.
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Default SLS AMG Roadster coming in 2011

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Mercedes knows its sports cars are not just about how it performs on the road, but many of its customers also like the feeling of having the wind in their hair and letting the worlds see how wealthy they are. So while it may have taken three years for Mercedes to develop a droptop version of its first gullwing sports car, the 300SL, the upcoming may have a soft top as soon as a year after its premiere.
The new gullwing car from Mercedes will make its first appearance this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and the first car could be on the road as soon as next spring. Once that’s out the door, Mercedes engineers will work to ditch roof and add “butterfly” doors similar to the ones on the SLR roadster. This version of the SLS may be on the auto show circuit in time for the 2010 Paris Motor Show (Frankfurt and Paris alternate years).
The roadster is expected to get the same 571 hp 6.2-liter V8 engine that will be used in the SLS gullwing coupe.
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Default Mercedes come up with a baby SLS - the SLC

Mercedes comes up with a baby SLS - the SLC. More on the SLC:
Mercedes SLC AMG (2014): the compact SLS | Secret New Cars | Car Magazine Online

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Here is the new Merc SLC for 2016 - Mercedes SLC revealed: a new name and a new face for SLK in 2016

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the SLC gets fresh bumpers, a more steeply raked radiator grille with a spangly diamond pattern, and swoopier headlight graphics (with full LED units an optional extra).

New bits of trim made from aluminium but pretending to be carbonfibre, a new instrument cluster with black dials, red needles and a TFT display in the middle, plus a bigger display in the centre console.

Both the steering wheel and gear selector are new too, and the seats’ leather upholstery has a different design, supposedly all the better for keeping cool on sunny days.

‘Active Brake Assist’ low-speed autonomous emergency braking is standard fit, and adaptive LED headlights are now available.

You can now raise or lower the electrohydraulic hardtop while travelling at up to around 25mph, and the luggage separator now shifts automatically so you don’t need to stop to reshuffle your luggage before dropping the top.
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The 2016 Mercedes SLC range:
The bread-and-butter ones:
•SLC 180 – the entry-level. 1.6-litre 4cyl, 154bhp, 7.9sec to 62mph, six-speed manual gearbox
•SLC 200 – 2.0-litre 4cyl, 181bhp, 7.0sec to 62mph, six-speed manual gearbox
•SLC 300 – 2.0-litre 4cyl, 242bhp, 5.8sec to 62mph, nine-speed auto as standard

The diesel one:
•SLC 250d – 2.1-litre 4-cyl, 201bhp, 6.6sec to 62mph, nine-speed auto as standard

The nutty AMG one:
•Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 - 3.0-litre bi-turbo V6 replaces the rumbling V8 of the old SLK 55 AMG. 362bhp, 4.7sec to 62mph, nine-speed auto as standard
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Prices will be announced when the new Mercedes SLC becomes available to order in January 2016
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EDIT: Here is another article on the new SLC

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