Many of us expect luxury roadters to offer an elegant exterior design and entertaining handling, and the Mercedes-AMG SLC43 2020 offers on both fronts. The elegant sheet of this convertible helps stand out from the crowd, and its rewarding driving dynamics elevates even the most humble daily trips. Some roadters lack when it comes to driver assistance equipment, but the SLC43 is equipped with standard technology designed to help prevent accidents. The cabin of this car will be a tight fit for taller passengers, and some of its technological features are obsolete. Even so, it is measured very well in many of the areas that matter most to buyers in this segment. This is the last year of production of SLC43.
For its last year on the market, the Mercedes-AMG SLC43 adds a special Final Edition finishing package that includes unique interior and exterior design cues. This finish is sold in an exclusive paint finish called Sun Yellow.
SLC43: $ 65,645
The base edge of the SLC43 is very well equipped, offering many of the amenities that luxury car buyers crave. The 18-inch AMG multivocious wheels with black accents keep this car in contact with the pavement. The list of standard exterior features includes automatic LED headlights with projector beam, rear fog lamps, windshield wipers with rain detection and side mirrors with electric folding heating with automatic dimming capability. Inside the cabin, you will find heated seats with electric adjustment, as well as a tilt steering column and adjustable telescope, Wi-Fi access point, keyless entry and button ignition, dual zone automatic climate control and a mirror auto dimming rearview mirror When it comes to driver assistance equipment, blind spot monitoring is standard.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
When it comes to general design aesthetics, the interior of the SLC43 looks much less modern than it should. The car is part of a generation that has been in the market since 2011, and its age is evident in the appearance of its cabin. Roadsters are known to be short in cabin space, but even for these standards the SLC43 cabin is a small space. It is likely to be a tight fit for taller drivers. The cabin comes standard with the Mercedes-Benz Airscarf system. This feature is designed to maintain comfortable temperatures while driving from top to bottom in colder climates. Blow hot air through the vents below the head restraints to keep things toasted on cold days, and three settings are available. The direct heat to the body provided by this system facilitates better temperature regulation than traditional vents. The Mercedes-Benz SLC43 has the distinction of having one of the smallest trunks in its segment. It provides only 6.5 cubic feet of cargo space. With a rival like the Jaguar F convertible, you will get 7.3 cubic feet of space for your belongings.
Infotainment and connectivity
The SLC43 comes standard with a 10-speaker Harman / Kardon sound system, SiriusXM satellite radio and bluetooth audio and audio transmission. The infotainment system is governed by a 7.0-inch touch screen, and looks dated. The list of options includees Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
With the Mercedes-AMG SLC43 2020, a 3.0-liter dual-turbocharged V-6 lives under the hood. It offers 385 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, and is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. The Mercedes-AMG estimates that this convertible can run from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The SLC43 offers a precise direction, and behaves with an almost null body roll. The driving is athletic and attractive, but the balance is a driving quality that can be a bit firm for some drivers.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
The Mercedes-AMG SLC43 2020 achieves fuel savings of 20/29 mpg city / highway, according to EPA estimates. That follows the mileage offered by rivals such as the Jaguar F-type convertible 2019, which achieves mileage of up to 23/30 mpg.
Safety features and driver assistance
The Mercedes-AMG SLC43 2020 has not received a general crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). With compact convertibles, sometimes there is a shortage of driver assistance equipment, but this is not the case with the SLC43. It is offered with a useful range of driver assistance features. Key security features include:
> Standard Blind Spot Monitoring
> Assistance available for lane maintenance
> Adaptive Cruise Control Available
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Mercedes offers competitive warranty protection within the luxury segment. However, some brands of this class, such as Jaguar, offer longer coverage.
> The limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
> The powertrain waranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
> No free scheduled maintenance