Mercedes SLC

Mercedes SLC

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
Mercedes SLC Gullwing interior spied

After many spy shots of the future SLC spuerpcar , here are the first interior spy shot. The guys over at World of Car Fans were the first to get their hands on these, and even in the blog world of sketchy news, they were suspect of the pic’s origins - possibly Mercedes being the source of its own leak.

From the pic, the inside of the SLC looks like it may be taking its cue from the cleaner, low-rise design from the second generation of SL cars of the 60s and early 70s. Even if Mercedes is going for a retro look, there’s going to be a lot more buttons and gadgets thrown into the SLC than the Merc’s older cars. This pic shows off modern elements such as the COMMAND knob at the center console, temperature switches, flat-bottomed steering wheel and headlight switch.

The SLC is expected to be powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine that will deliver 571bhp and 479lbs-ft of torque. The car will only weight 1650kg (aluminum body). Top speed is expected to be around 197mph and the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.

Source: WCF

You know you’re a true car fan when you see a new supercar doing the equivalent of a dog lifting its leg, and you still get excited. The future Mercedes SLC supercar was spotted in America and reveals the roof-hinged door lifted up on its gas strut. That’s about the only news to report for the spy shot as Mercedes has been doing a good job of keeping the car under wraps so far (the taillights in the pic are likely fake.)

The SLC is expected to be powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine that will deliver 571bhp and 479lbs-ft of torque. The car will only weight 1650kg (aluminum body). Top speed is expected to be around 197mph and the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. The replacement for the SLR will first be revealed as a concept in 2009 with the production version to follow in 2010. It is expected to be priced around £120,000 (almost $210,000 at direct exchange).

Source: CarMagazine

Mercedes will unveil the successor for the iconic SL300 Gullwing in 2010 at the Geneva Auto Show with sales to begin later in the year. The future Gullwing will be placed between the Dodge Viper and the Mercedes SLR. The car will be limited to around 6000 cars per year worldwide.

This latest spy shots reveal the production-ready top-hinged doors, verifiable by the pair of riveted black panels on either side of the roof, which cover the hinges.

The future model is internally known as the C197 and will use an AMG badge and have a unique moniker aimed to distinguish it as a standalone, flagship model.

Under the hood Mercedes will place a turbocharged V8 or a naturally aspirated V10 engine, pushing out between 550bhp and 650bhp. The engine will be mated to a 7-Tronic automatic gearbox.

Source: AutoExpress

Here is an exclusive new rendering of gullwing SLC , the future supercar from Mercedes. The SLC will replace the SLR in Mercedes’ line-up and will be built in-house by AMG.

Most likely the power unit will be an AMG V8 displacing over 6 liters and producing around 500 bhp with normal aspiration. A probable turbocharged version could easily reach 700 bhp.

Read our preview on the future 2010 SLC in here .

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Here’s a compilation of what Mercedes’ new gullwing coupe may look like. The picture above has taken all of the elements from the rumors as well as what was seen in spy shots. The car, which has been called the SLC, should be the replacement for the SLR . The new flagship supercar is expected to have a V8 or possibly a V12 engine and will be built in-house by AMG.

Will the final version look exactly like this? Doubtful. But if you squint your eyes, you can see all the shapes melt together into a graceful coupe, and this likely what you’ll see produced in 2011.

Mercedes and McLaren are looking to go separate ways: McLaren with the P11 supercar and Mercedes with the SLC . The coupe version will be revealed at the 2010 Geneva motor show (with a concept expected in fall 2009) and a roadster version will follow in 2011. Car Magazine revealed the measurements of the gullwing SLC: 183 in long, 77in wide and 49in tall – all wrapped around a 106in wheelbase. Codenamed C197, the coupe version will be powered by a a modified 6.2-liter AMG V-8 engine with an output of 600 hp.


It is also rumored that this may not carry Mercedes’s three-point star badge at all. Instead the SLC may only have AMG badges. So much for a successor to the original 300 SL gullwing.

Source: CarMagazine

The SLR is dead, but all hope is not lost. The SLR’s successor, the SLC supercar has already been caught testing. The first official peak at the concept version will be unveiled in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and the production car will debut in late 2010.

Unlike the McLaren built SLR, the SLC will be produced in-house by Mercedes’ performance unit AMG. Rumors say it will feature a mid-engined layout and will be powered by a supercharged 6.2 liter V8 engine. Although the horsepower has not been announced, considering that the SLC will be placed between the S65 AMG (604 hp) and the departing SLR (617 hp), it should put out at least 600-610 hp. Top speed will be around 200 mph, while the 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in 3.5 - 3.7 seconds.

Source: Autoweek

Mercedes will launch the SLC Coupe (codenamed C197) at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and a roadster version (R197) will follow a year later. It will be badged an AMG, not as a Mercedes.

The coupe and roadster will cost around the same as a well-equipped Porsche 911 Turbo – the target is €150,000 (£105,000) – and in size they are closer to the SLR than the SL.

The design is a mix of retro and modern: there are large, roof-hinged gullwing doors, almost upright bi-xenon headlamps, a classic SL grille, a tapered plan view, LED tail lamps, a motorised rear spoiler and a pair of downforce-producing front and rear aprons. The wheels are 19-inch in the front and 20-inch in the back.

The future Gullwing will be powered by a 6.3-litre V8 engine mated to the new Sportshift box. The output will be around 550bhp. It will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3,8 seconds and will hit a top speed of 185 mph.

Source: CarMagazine

The Mercedes SLR is not such a successful model, so the company decided is time to end it and replace it with something better: the future SLC supercar. Being a replica of the original 300 SL with modern mechanicals, the SLC will be built by AMG.

The SLC supercar will use components from the SL65 Black Series, but unlike the SL Black Series, the SLC will use a welded aluminium spaceframe, which will increase the car’s strength but reduce weight.

The SLC will be powered by a new version of the SL65 Black’s twin-turbo 6.2-litre V8 with well over 600bhp. New turbos have allowed AMG to add direct injection to improve economy. The engine will be mated with AMG’s new seven-speed MCT ’box, just launched in the SL63.

Read our preview of the 2010 Mercedes SLC.

Source: AutoCar

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