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    • Mercedes R173 SLC ends production and does anyone even notice?

      Anyone care? Probably not because Mercedes themselves did not take the SLC seriously. How so you say? The SLC which formerly was the SLK actually was a potent little car at one point. Mercedes-AMG offered real AMG versions which offered some serious performance making for a pocket hot-rod.


      Not so with the R173 SLC. It received no real AMG version or motor. Do not claim the SLC43 is a real AMG car because it simply isn't.

      Anyone remember the SLK55 AMG? You know, with its 5.5 liter V8? Imagine an SLK63 AMG with the M177 V8. A TT-RS rival you say? Yes indeed. A shame Mercedes for some reason decided not to compete with this generation.

      Goodbye SLC. Honestly, you won't be missed and it is not surprising there are no plans for a successor.

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