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Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 gets power bump for 2019

by Ronan Glon

Mercedes hopes the increase will keep the model fresh.

Mercedes-Benz has updated the SLC with more power and additional equipment for the 2019 model year.

The range-topping SLC 43 carries on with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine but AMG bumped its output up from 362 to 385 horsepower. Mercedes hasn't provided a torque figure yet, and it hasn't released performance specifications. To add context, the 2018 SLC 43 took 4.6 seconds to reach 60 mph from a stop.

The German company expanded the 43's list of standard features with dual-zone climate control, LED headlights, and adaptive high beam assist.

Finally, SLC buyers have a few new standalone options to choose from. The list includes blind spot assist, a better sound system made by Harman/Kardon, an analog clock positioned on top of the dashboard, ambient lighting, and Mercedes' Parktronic technology.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC will reach showrooms in the coming months. Look for a pricing announcement in the near future.

What's next?
The SLC might not remain in the Mercedes-Benz line-up for much longer. It's fast approaching the end of its life cycle, and company boss Tobias Moers recently revealed officials haven't decided whether to replace it. Insiders suggest it will get axed and replaced by a standalone model designed by AMG.