Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new naming structure to much of its range. The SLK is now the SLC pointing to the fact that the chassis is based on the C-Class from which it is derived.
The SLC range includes two petrol engines, previously seen in the SLK, while the maker claims the 250d should account for around 70 per cent of SLC sales.
Mercedes believes that SLC 250d is likely to be the favoured unit on the range. Under the bonnet is a 2.1-litre, four cylinder diesel producing 204bhp. Performance is good and this version will reach 62mph from a standing start in 6.6 seconds and if you’re not too heavy on that accelerator then the German maker claims a combined economy of 70mpg is achievable.
This car is more for show engaging enthusiasts. Driver involvement is not high on the list but there is a decent amount of grip when pushing on. To enhance the drive depending on your mood, you can toggle between modes on the Dynamic Select system. It has five different modes, which includes Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Eco and Individual.
Standard kit includes halogen headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, sports pedals, LED tail-lights, chrome-plated twin-exhaust system, remote boot-lid release and Headlamp Assist, and a seven-inch display.
As this is only a minor refresh, boot space is identical to the outgoing SLK with load space standing at 335 litres.