Top 3 Things to Love in the New Mercedes-Benz SLC 180

Giancarlo Perlas May 10, 2017

mercedes-benz slc 180

The Mercedes-Benz SLC 180 AMG Line is its range’s new entry-level model. The roadster is slated for a late summer delivery to buyers in Europe.

According to a source, the SLC 180 has a starting price of £32,039. It is Mercedes’ response to the Mazda MX-5.

While the cost of the SLC 180 is still a lot compared to the MX-5, there’s plenty of stuff that customers will love about it. Here are the top 3 things to look forward to in the new SLC 180:

1. Design

The SLC features a long, arrow-shaped hood coupled with muscular wings. It is defined by its sexy styling that highlight its agility, good handling and quickness in the roads. Of course, it offers open-top driving with its electrohydraulic vario-roofing.

The SLC 180 AMG Line model includes 18-inch alloy wheels, Artico seats, Active Brake Assist, cruise control, sports suspension as well as sports braking system.

2. Engine

The SLC 180 is equipped with a 1.6-liter petrol engine. It has an output of 154 bhp and 250 Nm of torque. The power of the car is distributed via a standard six-speed manual, or the optional nine-speed automatic gearbox for an additional £1,600.

The output of the roadster pushes it from zero to 62 mph in just 7.9 seconds. Then it has an electronically-limited top speed of 140 mph.

The auto boasts a 48.7 mpg fuel economy. Moreover, its CO2 emission is pegged at 134 g/km.

3. Payments

The report said the monthly payments of the SLC 180 begins at £276, which is at a competitive range with the MX-5. Customers can already order the car with deliveries scheduled to start in summer.

About Author

Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

Leave a Comment

Login to your account

Can't remember your Password ?

Register for this site!