• 2015 Mercedes-Benz C190 SLC AMG targeting curb weight of 3262 pounds thanks to aluminum body

      More and more details are coming out regarding the upcoming 2015 C190 SLC AMG sports. We already know the base price will start somewhere in the Carrera S and Carrera 4S range so expect to pay somewhere around $120k according to current reports. The motor will be a 4.0 liter turbocharged V8 with 485 horsepower in the base model codenamed the M177. This motor will propel a car weighing somewhere in the 32XX curb weight range.

      That is a very low curb weight for a twin turbo V8 sports car in this day and age. It undercuts the SLS AMG by roughly ~400 pounds. How is this possible? Well the SLC will be slightly smaller but it is also getting an aluminum frame from an Austrian company named Magna.

      Not only will the SLC compete with the Porsche 911 price and performance wise, it will match it pound for pound so to speak. The PDK 991 Carrera S also makes extensive use of aluminum coming in lighter than the 997 Carrera S it replaced at 3,120 pounds. If AMG can get close to the 991 curb weight while offering a twin turbo V8 with a dual clutch transmission and more power/torque, they truly are going to give the Porsche 911 a run for its money.

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      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Depending upon how far back they can push the motor to get close to a 50:50 weight spread, this thing could kick the 911's ass.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        They are going to push the motor back just like in the SLS. If they could do 48/52 like in the SLS that would be amazing but not sure if that will be possible with turbos and an intercooler plus piping.
      1. DFM's Avatar
        DFM -
        Hey BMW did you read that part that says "Its what our customers demand."


        lol
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DFM Click here to enlarge
        Hey BMW did you read that part that says "Its what our customers demand."


        lol
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