Both models of the 2020 SLC-Class offer "Final Edition" versions that are dedicated cosmetic packages, including a bespoke "Sun Yellow" paint for the AMG SLC 43. The AMG edition also receives sport seats. See the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class models for sale near you
If it's mostly about the looks, having a nice little 2-seater and 241 hp is more than enough muscle (which is an absolutely valid standpoint), making the SLC 300 a good choice. But then, don't test drive the AMG SLC 43, because its driving thrills are unarguably alluring. Find a Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class for sale
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class comes in SLC 300 and AMG SLC 43 versions.
The SLC 300 ($50,945) has 17-in alloy wheels, glass panel in the folding roof, mirror-logo headlamps, LED running lights and taillights, rain-sensing wipers, simulated leather upholstery, heated power-folding side mirrors, 8-way power-adjustable seats with memory settings, drive mode selection, sport exhaust system, 7-in display, blind spot monitoring and an 8-speaker audio system with Bluetooth, two USB ports and HD radio.
An optional Premium package for the SLC 300 brings keyless entry/ignition, remote control of the folding hardtop, Airscarf (a neck-warming feature that uses vents built into the seats), heated seats and satellite radio. An adjustable suspension, active LED headlights with automatic high beams and a 500-watt/10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system are also available.
The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 ($65,645) has the contents of the Premium package, as well as active LED headlights with automatic high beams and the Harman Kardon audio system as standard. It also has the bigger engine, stronger brakes, aerodynamic additions, sport-tuned suspension, 18-in AMG-design alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, some real leather in the upholstery and powered adjustment for the steering column.
The SLC 43 is eligible for AMG Ride Control -- a more sophisticated sport suspension -- plus the AMG Handling package, which brings a mechanical limited-slip rear differential along with an IWC-designed analog clock and a sport steering wheel wrapped with a mix of leather and synthetic suede. These latter items don't help with handling but go some way to justify the extra money.
Both variants are eligible for an analog dashboard clock, navigation, ambient cabin lighting, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, parking assist, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and a few cosmetic additions.
One cool option for both models is Magic Sky Control, which turns the glass panel in the roof transparent or opaque by the touch of a button. It's well worth having, since there isn't a sunshade for the regular glass panel.
Total trunk space is an adequate 10.1 cu ft., which shrinks to 6.4 cu ft. when the roof is stowed away.
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