Mercedes-Benz SLC – OverviewThe Mercedes-Benz SLC changed the two-seat convertible landscape back in the mid-1990s, with the first-generation SLK. The key attribute was the folding metal roof that offered security and high levels of refinements, something appreciated in the tropics and our weather conditions.
From 2016, Mercedes-Benz switched to the SLC naming, potentially allowing more models under the SLn line-up, a practice now seeing fruition with the GLn SUV naming (GLA to GLS). For the 2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia offered two variants initially – SLC 200 and SLC 300 AMG Line, priced at RM 376,351 and RM 442,388 respectively during the Zero-Rated GST tax-free holiday period of 2018. Original prices are some RM25,000 more.
Meanwhile, the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 with all the performance and handling from the famed tuning brand arrived later and saw a hefty price tag of RM570,888, with the tax-free holiday reducing it by RM32,000. This price range puts it in direct competition with the usual suspects BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type Convertible and the Porsche 718 Boxster. The Audi TT Roadster is also considered a rival.