Codenamed C190, although it could wear the SLC or GT badge when it reaches production, the new model won’t be replacing the SLS AMG, but will sit below it with a price tag of around £80,000 putting it in the same bracket as models such as the 911 Carrera S and Jaguar’s pretty F-Type V8S.
Power is likely to come from a newly-developed twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 developing 358 kW (480 hp) in the base model and up to 447 kW (600 hp) in the range-topping Black Series version, which would be priced around £120,000 and compete directly with the new 911 Turbo.
Expected to surface in 2015, the aluminium-bodied SLC will be joined by the new C-Class Cabriolet and GLA-Class crossover based on the recently shown concept. An SLC Roadster should follow in 2016.
[Source: Auto Express]