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2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC

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MSRP Range :
$64,895 - $64,895
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Combined Fuel Economy
23 MPG
Horsepower
384 HP
KBB Expert Rating
3.6 
KBB Consumer Rating
4.6 
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Pros

In the 2019 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 roadster, you get the best of both worlds. With its hardtop up, it’s a lightning-fast coupe, and with the top down, a blistering rocket of a car that will obliterate your hairdo in under five seconds.

Cons

If you’re looking for the latest in-car technology, design, ride or handling, you’ll be better off in a newer rival like the Jaguar F-Type, Audi TT or Porsche 718 Boxster. You can also find similar or better horsepower from less expensive non-luxury models like the Ford Mustang or Chevy Camaro convertible.

What's New For 2019

Other than some equipment shuffling and a bump in engine output to 385 horsepower, there are no changes of note for the 2019 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 roadster. Dual-zone climate control, Active LED headlights and high-beam assist are now standard.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Pricing

MSRP Range :

$64,895 - $64,895

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2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Expert Review

As the sportier and more powerful version of the aging Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 offers the same smart styling, comfy cabin and retractable hardtop roof, only with a lot more venom. Said roof gives the SLC 43 a distinct advantage over soft-top rivals like the Porsche 718 Boxster, Audi TT and Jaguar F-Type, all of which still use a more traditional cloth top.

With 385 horsepower from its AMG-built twin-turbo V6, the SLC 43 roadster also has the muscle to keep up with these cars, able to reach 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. However, when it comes to moves, the SLC’s aging platform isn’t as agile or responsive, something to think about if you’re a die-hard driving enthusiast.

Driving the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC

While the standard SLC 300 is quick and fun, the higher-performance SLC 43 is far more satisfying if you’re looking for a power trip. That’s what an extra 144 horsepower will do. In addition to its blistering straight-line performance (the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 rips from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, compared to the 5.8 of the standard version), the AMG treatment also gifts this Mercedes convertible with better handling, improved braking and a more guttural sound. Various drive modes such as Eco, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ can instantly change the SLC 43’s personality from coastal cruiser to asphalt bruiser.

That said, it still weighs about 500 pounds more than a Porsche Boxster S. That means it’s not as lithe, nor does it have the track-star status of a Porsche. The flip side is the Mercedes is more comfortable and more pleasant to drive in the daily commute. And when the weather turns foul or you must park outside, it’s reassuring to have a metal roof at the ready.

Favorite Features

AMG V6 ENGINE
AMG works its magic on the 3.0-liter V6 in the SLC 43, adding twin turbochargers and a host of other upgrades to produce a very robust 385 horsepower. Able to rocket this 2-seat roadster to 60 mph in under five seconds, it also achieves a respectable 29 mpg on the highway.

MAGIC SKY CONTROL
As part of its standard-equipment roster, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 includes an integrated glass roof panel as part of its convertible top. Optional (and highly advisable) is the Magic Sky Control feature that allows the panel to go from clear to dark with just a touch of a button. Privacy and sun blocking are the two primary benefits.

2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Interior

The SLC 43’s 2-passenger cockpit remains quite elegant despite this design’s age compared to the rest of Mercedes’ fresher lineups. So while you won’t find the massive screens of the E-Class or even C-Class, you’ll still get a 7-inch display that works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and supportive seats made with Nappa leather.

Space is at a premium, especially for taller drivers, which shouldn’t be a surprise given this compact roadster’s tidy size. Switchgear and controls for the climate system are easy to see and use, but audio controls are rather busy. The nub of a gear selector also takes some getting used to initially. Below that is a rotary dial that controls the functions on the center display.

With the top up, the trunk boasts 10.1 cubic feet of space, but that shrinks to 6.4 with the top down.

2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Exterior

In the 2019 AMG SLC 43 roadster, the convertible hardtop provides an added measure of safety and security not offered by similar cars with cloth roofs. Over time, the SLC 43’s roof will remain fresh and new, unlike a cloth top that can fade, tear or shrink. In just 20 seconds, the SLC 43 goes from cool coupe to open-air roadster, with the top tucking itself neatly under a hard-shell cover.

Because the roof occupies the trunk, Mercedes engineers created a clever pivot mechanism for the rear window, preserving the modest luggage space when the top is retracted. Being an AMG model, the SLC 43 enhances its appearance over the standard SLC 300 with flared side sills, a large front air dam plus big 18-inch wheels and tires.

2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Standard Features

For 2019 the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 comes even better equipped than the base model, which also helps explain its roughly $15,000 premium over the SLC 300. Beyond its higher-performance engine and hardware, the SLC 43 includes features like blind-spot monitoring, heated seats and the nifty Airscarf neck-heating system, a Harman Kardon premium audio system, and keyless entry.

Other standard features include leather-appointed seats, HomeLink universal garage remote, rain-sensing windshield wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, Active LED headlights, Dynamic Select, auto high beams and an automatic emergency-braking feature. The SLC 43’s infotainment system bundles a 7-inch screen, AM/FM/CD system with satellite radio and HD Radio receiver, dual USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration is available for $350 extra in the Smart Phone Integration package.

2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Options

A Multimedia package bundles navigation with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the Driver Assist package adds adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist. Parktronic allows the car to parallel park itself, and the AMG Handling package adds a sport suspension, limited-slip differential, a performance steering wheel and red brake calipers. Other tempting ways to part with your money and enhance this Mercedes include the Magic Sky system (see Favorite Features), Designo leather seating, a dash-top analog clock, Garmin Map Pilot and a number of Mercedes-Benz service and care plans.

2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Engine

The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 gets two more cylinders than the base SLC 300, and significantly more power. Under the hood is a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that makes 385 horsepower. A true roadster, the SLC 43 is rear-wheel drive. Power is routed through a 9-speed automatic transmission. And while we’ve been on the fence about some 9-speeds, those in Mercedes-Benz models are among the smoothest we’ve experienced.

In an effort to save fuel, the Mercedes uses an engine start/stop system that cuts power at idle. It may feel disconcerting at first, but it’s perfectly normal for the engine to shut off at stoplights. If you find the restarts too abrupt or aggravating, as we often do, the system can be disabled with the press of a button (it’s to the right of the hazard-lights switch). Also keep in mind that the SLC 43 drinks the pricier, premium unleaded gasoline.

3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6
385 horsepower @ 6,100 rpm
384 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-5,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/29 mpg

How Much Does the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Cost?

Including the $995 destination charge, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $64,895. As noted, that’s about a $15,000 premium over the base SLC 300, but you do get quite a bit more vehicle and additional cachet with the higher-performance AMG model. Loaded with options, the SLC 43 can reach over $75,000.

At its starting price, the Mercedes-AMG SLC splits the difference between the base costs of a Porsche Boxster and Jaguar F-Type, though both of those can reach significantly higher costs than the Mercedes. BMW’s Z4 sDrive M40i is nearly the same price as the SLC 43. Before buying your luxury convertible, be sure to check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying. The Mercedes’ resale value is expected to hold up pretty well, but still trail that of the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z4.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Consumer Reviews

4.6 

Overall Rating

5 star

80%

4 star

10%

3 star

0%

2 star

10%

1 star

0%

Value
4.4 
Performance
4.6 
Quality
4.6 
Comfort
4.4 
Reliability
4.9 
Styling
4.9 

Bluegrasskat
05/11/2019
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

"Worst car I have ever owned"

Looks awesome
Major parts failed, rough ride, uncomfortable
My retractible roof failed at 26k miles and had to be replaced. It cost $7000 and totally changed the look of the car. The car is extremely cool to look at but rides like a tank and is very uncomfortable after about an hour of being in it. Also, the 250 engine is very unresponsive. And for the record, MB does not back its premium vehicles. A car like this should have never needed a major part (the roof) replaced at 26k miles. I am disappointed and broke after owning this car for just one year.
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AWilk
10/22/2018
2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC

"Most underrated car EVER"

Does everything well except...
Probably not good in the snow.
With matte paint, a strong engine, and daily driving availability - super underrated. Drives in hard rain - check. Has all the useful tech - check. High quality interior - check. ...and it goes. Not like a race car fast for a track that no one ever goes to, but a car that goes fast, turns great, sits in traffic, goes shopping, out to dinner, and drops it's top - on the street
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Gayle
05/25/2018
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC

"This is a great little car."

fun to drive
none
This car has a more comfortable ride than my C class. Powerful, stylish and fun to drive. Great acceleration. Trunk holds all the groceries, which was a surprise (with the top up). I am 5ft 7inches tall, and would not recommend this car for someone much taller however. Great features, such as folding side mirrors, making it easier to park two cars in our garage. A really cute little car.
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Spot
05/16/2018
2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK

"Completely Happy"

Fun, Sporty, Smart
Not for someone over 6 4
The car is a joy to drive with or without the top down. Hardtop is fantastic in creating a quiet ride. Average over 33 mpgs too, which was unexpected.
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Kal
04/20/2018
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

"Best compact luxury roadster"

Dynamic performance, Torque
Wind Noise, Paddle shifting response
I have owned this vehicle for a little less than 6 months, and fell in love with its driving dynamics. Because of its lower center of gravity height and the lower roll center height, The straight line acceleration is very stable as well as the cornering. Though the engine is pretty small (1.8L Inline 4 - 201 HP), the weight ratio (51:49) and the capability to achieve high torque (229 lb-ft) at lower rpms (2000 pm) makes the vehicle accelerate quicker. Also, this car makes an exciting exhaust sound while shifting the gear at higher RPMs. In the initial accelerations you might feel a little turbo-lag, but while you wide open throttle in motion, you get an impressive response. Despite having great aerodynamics, it lacks proper sound proofing. Also, while using the paddle shifts, the transmission wont shift the gear at the rpm you want to shift. Coming to the exteriors and the interiors, this car has got it all. It looks pretty expensive and the interiors are luxurious. I love the red bucket seats in my car, and the sport steering wheel. However, the instrument panel could be little better. Though there are certain changes in the software, the same interior looks are carried over to all its next generation models. This is one of the best vehicle I have ever had.Read less
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2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Remote Engine Start
  • SD Card Slot
  • Smartphone Interface
  • USB Port

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • # of Speakers - 11 speaker
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio

Seating

  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Driver's Seat
  • Memory Front Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 20 mpg
  • EPA Class - Two Seaters
  • EPA Hwy - 29 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 23 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 384 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6100 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.23 inches
  • Torque - 384 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 2500 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 4.6 seconds
  • Top Speed - 155 mph

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Aluminum Interior Trim
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Wood Interior Trim

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P235/40R18
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Rear Tires / Wheel Size - P255/35R18
  • Tire Type - High Performance
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Automatic High Beams
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Panorama Moon Roof
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Spoiler

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 50000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 4 years

Mechanical

  • Axle Ratio - 2.82
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - RWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Twin Turbo
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 6 cylinders
  • Displacement - 3.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.46 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.5
  • Fuel Induction - Direct Injection
  • Total no. valves - 24 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - V
  • Max Engine Speed - 6500 rpm
  • Emissions Rating - ULEV
  • # of Speeds - 9 speed
  • CID - 183 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • Manual Mode - AMG SPEEDSHIFT
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Eco Assist System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Parking Assist System
  • Torque Vectoring

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3541 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 15.9 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 38.0 inches
  • Height - 51.3 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 42.5 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 2
  • Overall Length - 163.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 52.2 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 2 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 6.4 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 36.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 95.7 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 79.0 inches
  • Width without mirrors - 71.5 inches
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2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Safety

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2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Safety Technology
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Collision Warning System
  • Driver Attention Assist Monitor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Knee Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

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2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC Rankings

Horsepower
384 HP
MPG Combined
23 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.6 Rating
Rank
Vehicle
HP
#3
2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC
384 HP
#4
349 HP

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