Mercedes SLC roadster rides into the sunset with Final Edition

Joanna Estrada
February 22, 2019

Like the first SLK from 1996, the SLC is available in yellow.

The special trim package is offered on both the four-cylinder SLC300 and V-6 AMG SLC43 versions of the droptop and includes unique visuals inside and out, including an eye-popping yellow exterior color for the AMG version. No replacement is due, so the SLC Final Edition really is the end of the road. The same gloss-black exterior trim carries over from the SLC300, and the finish is also extended to the front splitter, intake fins, fender strakes, and portions of the rear fascia.

The Final Edition of the AMG SLC 43 will feature a powertrain and drivetrain that are largely the same of its predecessors, pumping out a near-synchronous 385 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.

Inside the open-roof cabin sits lovely black leather seats with silver pearl leather accents and gray top stitching to tie it all together. Carbon-fiber-look leather is used for seat inserts, the gearshift, and the steering wheel. So the new 2020 SLC Final Edition model seems to serve as a reminder that the SLC does in fact still exist, even if it isn't long for this world.

While the SLC will depart us, the larger SL is likely to stick around.

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The SL Grand Edition is Mercedes' attempt at bringing the sexy back to its long-lived SL line.

The appearance package is available in Graphite Grey with accents in high-gloss chrome and matte silver. "SL Grand Edition" appears on the mudguards. Mechanically, the only change is the fitment of the Sport suspension options, which lowers the vehicle by 0.4 inch.

Inside, the cars are outfitted with the company's "designo" leather including Tundra Brown Pearl with diamond quilting and piping in Golden Olive Pearl. An embroidered model logo appears on the head restraints. The steering wheel features the same leather, but it has perforated black nappa leather in the grip areas.

If you're not ready to pick up a Mercedes roadster before the SLC is gone and have the means, the bigger SL-class isn't going anywhere. Mercedes claims a 0-100kph time of 4.7 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250kph.

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