Mercedes SLC

Mercedes SLC

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It’s been a while since we last heard anything about the upcoming 2014 SLC supercar , but it looks like Mercedes decided to spare us the trouble of trying to spy on it and sent us a set of "official" spy shots. In fact, these are the best images we have so far for the upcoming SLC .

The SLC will be built as a younger cousin to the SLS and not a direct replacement, as it was once thought. It will be lighter and slimmer, thanks to plenty of carbon fiber and aluminum goodies. With the SLC, Mercedes will try to target the Porsche 911 and lower-end supercars.

Under the hood we will see a V-8 engine downsized to just 4 liters.

The new SLC will be released on the market in 2015 - the same year the SLS hits the scrap heap.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes SLC.

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Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes is preparing to replace the current SLS supercar with a new SLC sports car that will also aim against models like Porsche 911. The current SLS will go out of production in 2015 and the SLC will enter the market in 2016 and it will offer a few major differences over the current SLS.

First it will offer no gullwing doors and will be lighter and slimmer with the use of plenty of carbon fiber and aluminum. Mercedes will offer a base version delivering about 485 horsepower and priced at about €109,000 (about $140k at the current exchange rates). Next there will be a S version delivering about 550 horsepower and priced at €145,000 ($186,000 at the current exchange rates). The most powerful version will be the Black Series which will deliver a total of 585 horsepower.

The next SLC will only be offered in coupe version with no plans for a roadster or a four-wheel drive version.

Click past the jump to read more about the current Mercedes SLS.

Source: Autobild
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

We have heard all kind of rumors about the upcoming Mercedes SLC . Initially, it was rumored that the model would be offered as a baby-SLS, but rumors are now pointing toward the SLC being the successor to the larger SLS .

Rumors from Car say that The SLC will be built on an updated version of the SLS’s aluminum space-frame architecture and will be offered with a choice of a V-6 or V-8 engine. Car also claims that base versions will get a 3.0-liter V-6 engine with an output of about 333 horsepower, while top versions will get a 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbo engine with an output of about 485 horsepower. Also claimed it that there will be an SLC S version that will target the 911 Turbo S. It will get a high-output version of the V-8 engine, which will deliver an impressive 585 horsepower.

According to the report, the new Mercedes SLS will be unveiled in 2015 and will be priced from about £70,000 (around $110,000 at the current exchange rates).

With rumors like these, we have to take them with a grain of salt, but it is nice to see some word on this much-anticipated model. We’ll see just how true these really are.

Source: CAR
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

We’ve heard plenty of rumors about a new baby Mercedes SLS , but until now, we haven’t had any spy shots to back them up. Finally proving its existence are new spy shots of the first mule for the future SLC at the AMG test center just outside the Nürburgring. The company was testing the engine and the chassis, which is why the car is hidden under an SLS body. The final version will look nothing like this, but will get a completely own design.

From these images, we can see that this mule is slightly shorter than the SLS in both wheel base and in the front overhang. Under the hood, Mercedes will place the new 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 that is currently under development, but a six-cylinder version might also be available as a "budget" version.

The future SLC will be built as a direct competitor for the Porsche 911 Turbo. Initially, the car will be offered as a coupe with conventional doors (not gullwing doors as on this mule), but a convertible version will also follow.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

A few days ago, Mercedes Head of Design, Gorden Wagener, officially confirmed that the new baby SLS - also known as the SLC will officially be unveiled sometime in 2014. This new model will take on vehicles like the Porsche 911 and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage , and will be priced from about $130,000.

As previously reported, the future SLC will drop the famous SLS model’s gullwing doors, but will feature the same design language as the current SLS. Under the hood, Mercedes will place a twin-turbocharged 5.4-liter V8 engine with an output of about 500 HP. There were rumors suggesting that the next baby SLS would use an inline-6 engine, but we strongly doubt that Mercedes will drop their usual V8 engine for a sports car. The engine will more than likely be a downsized version of the V8, with its capacity taken to about 4.0 liters, but those are rumors as well.

Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

Rumors about a possible baby Mercedes SLS have been swirling around for awhile, but now Head of Design, Gorden Wagener, has confirmed in an interview with AutoExpress that the company is indeed working on a new sports car. In the same interview, he also confirmed that the production version of the Concept Style Coupe will be called the CLA and that a coupe version of the ML 4x4 is also in the pipeline.

The future SLC will drop the gullwing doors of the current SLS sports car and will be offered with an all-new 4.0-liter V8 engine. The SLC will arrive sometime in 2014, but until then, the company will be debuting two more versions of the SLS, the first of which will be the Black Series in July.

The new model will take on models like the Porsche 911 and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage , and will be priced from £80,000, or about $130,000 at the current exchange rates.

Source: AutoExpress
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Now that Mercedes has officially unveiled the SLS AMG Roadster , people have turned their attention to the long rumored baby SLS . In an interview with AutoExpress, Christoph Jung, Development Director of Performance Division AMG, said that a new AMG model is planned and will compete with models like the Porsche 911 and Jaguar C-X16 : "There is room for an AMG model below the SLS , targeting the Porsche 911. This is the next market for AMG, and we are considering what is the right package."

"It is important to work on our brand and grow it. Look at the Porsche 911 – it is a huge success. They have done a very good job in evolving it over the years. Now, thanks to the SLS, companies like Porsche see AMG as competition. Everyone recognizes that AMG can produce super sports cars."

Jung didn’t offer any more details on the next sports car, but he did confirm that it will be a two-seater model powered by a V8 engine. We expect to see a 5.5 liter engine with a total output of 500 HP. Along with this new power, Mercedes will also focus on efficiency boosting measures such as a start/stop system.

The new model will be priced from about 80,000 euro, or about $105,000 at the current exchange rates.

Source: AutoExpress
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It would appear that Mercedes Benz was trying to rain on Mazda ’s parade when a group of slightly camouflaged pulled up in front of the same hotel that the Japanese automaker was keeping journalists on a recent press trip. In a bold act of guerilla marketing, the three AMG SLC s were led into town by a Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG and actually parked themselves in between the exit of the hotel and the busses that Mazda was herding their guests into. It is a surprise that they didn’t pop the hood and hand the keys over to the camera wielding photogs.

According to the German luxury car builder, “For the first time in the company’s history stretching back over 40 years, the Mercedes-Benz performance brand, AMG, is presenting a vehicle developed in-house… the super sports car serves up an exciting proposition with its unique technology package: aluminum space frame body with gull wing doors, AMG 6.3 Liter V8 front-mid engine developing a peak output of 563 HP and 479 lb-ft of torque and dry sump lubrication, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in a transaxle configuration and sports suspension with aluminum double wishbones.

One of those camera wielding photojournalists who was at the event happened to be our good friend and fellow Southern Automotive Media Association member Mark Elias on the left of the shot, even he couldn’t resist taking a few snapshots of the 195 MPH super car that can do 0 to 60 MPH in about 3.7 seconds.

Source: Examiner
Mercedes SLC - new spy shot

We’re not even going to see a concept version of the Mercedes SLC probably until this fall, but hasn’t stopped us from indulging in plenty of spy shots. This is one of the cleanest shots to date that helps confirm the shape we’ve been speculating on for over a year.

We expect to get even clearer shots as the concept is readied for September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The actual production car is likely more than a year away from hitting the streets because its premiere is currently scheduled for the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The SLR ’s replacement should be powered by turbocharged V8 engine that will produce between 550 hp and 650 hp. Rumors give the car a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.8 seconds, and a top speed of 197mph.

Source: iMotor
Mercedes SLC Gullwing begins winter testing

Winter testing can be a spy photographer’s dream. The Mercedes SLC Gullwing ’s cold weather test gave snappers a closer look at the lighting system as well as the cross-drilled disk brakes. The eyewitness accounts even suggest the SLC will take many cues from the original gullwing, the 300SL .

Engine rumored for the car is either an AMG-sourced turbocharged V8 or a naturally aspirated V10 engine, pushing out between 550bhp and 650bhp (judging by other German companies’ announced engine plans , the turbo V8 is more likely). No matter which engine is used, it will be mated to a 7-Tronic automatic gearbox.

The expect to see a completely unmasked SLC by the time it makes its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Shortly thereafter, a two-year, 6,000 unit production run should begin. Expect pricing to be in the $300,000 range.

Source: AutoExpress

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