The Mercedes-Benz SLC is on its way
A cute looking Mercedes-Benz roadster has been confirmed for production by the year 2014. The SLC model will be a smaller and more affordable version of the SLS. This was confirmed by Mercedes-Benz’s Design Head, Gorden Wagener when speaking to Auto Express at the recent Beijing Motor Show.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA also on it’s way
The Mercedes-Benz CSC (Concept Style Coupe) was showcased at the motor show. It will be go under production with the model name CLA it was confirmed at the Beijing event.
Mr Wagener spoke about the strategy of the company saying “There is traditional design for cars like the S-Class, progressive design for vehicles like the CLA and dynamic design for the SLS and SLC.”
Rival to the Porsche and Aston Martin
The Mercedes-Benz SLC could prove to be a rival for the Porsche 911 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage. This could mean that car will come with a price tag of approximately £80,000. It is expected to be put through Mercedes-Benz’s AMG factory too, making it a wholly desirable vehicle.
According to speculation, the SLC will contain a power 4.0 litre V8 engine. There could be another variant offered, with that containing a V6 powered engine seen on the SLK. Nothing has yet been confirmed on that front yet.
Will there be Sports Utility Vehicle Coupes?
Interestingly that may not be all the coupe’s Mercedes-Benz are planning to release. There may also be another coupe based upon the ML 4×4. They will be a unique type of vehicle, opening up a segment named “Sports Utility Vehicle Coupes”. To start off with Mercedes-Benz will release a vehicle based upon the A-Class. Sounds quite interesting, how exactly would they look? Squashed up versions of themselves?
SLS, CLS Shooting Brake and S-Class in-between
The Mercedes-Benz SLC will not be made available until the year 2014. To compensate Mercedes-Benz will release Black Series versions of the SLS this summer. The amazing looking Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is also due out this year. The brand new Mercedes-Benz S-Class along with the CLA will be released next year.
First ever Black box for the S-Class
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will receive the first ever ‘Black Box’. This contains a very unique type of functionality with the health of the vehicle being detected online. This will help catch any early mechanical errors within the car, saving time and costs.