Mercedes’ entry-level roadster heads out in style.
It’s the end of the line for the Mercedes-Benz SLC Roadster. To that end, the company is building a bright yellow Final Edition to memorialize over 710,000 units sold since the SLK first debuted in 1996. The current generation has been in production since 2011. In 2016, Mercedes-Benz restructured its naming scheme, and rebranded the roadster as the SLC.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition will send off the model in style. That’s mainly down to the AMG model’s Sun Yellow paint scheme. Keen SLK enthusiasts will recognize the color, as it’s a tribute to the original SLK’s Sunburst Yellow. SLC 300 models will sport a Selenite Grey exterior, while both models get minor changes and unique details befitting a special edition model. The five-spoke AMG alloys set the model apart from the rest of the range, as do the gloss black trim pieces and SLC Final Edition badging.
Mercedes based the SLC 300 Final Edition model on its AMG Line package, which includes those AMG wheels, AMG bumpers front and rear, and a 10 millimeter drop from the standard SLC.
Apart from the aesthetic tweaks, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition still uses the same two powertrains as the standard models. The SLC 300 has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that produces 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43, on the other hand, uses a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 making 385 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. Both engines mate up to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition will arrive at U.S. dealers next year. Mercedes hasn’t announced pricing yet, but expect a premium on the car’s $48,950 starting price. The 2019 Mercedes-AMG SLC43 starts at $61,350, so the Final Edition model may run in the mid-$60,000 range.