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SPIED: Mercedes-Benz SLC

2013-06-26 09:59

TAKING ON THE PORSCHE 911: Mercedes-Benz is readying a model below its SLS supercar in a bid to take on the Porsche 911 – Check out what will become the SLC.Image: Automedia

Spy photographers captured images of Mercedes-Benz next performance model previously known known as its “baby SLS” - the SLC.

The SLC was spotted at Mercedes’ Nurburgring test base in Germany.

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Codenamed the C190, the prototype is heavily camouflaged but appears to be influenced by the SLS. Notable styling highlights include a long bonnet, conventional doors and a sporty rear end with dual exhausts.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but previous reports indicated the model could be powered by a twin-turbo 4.0 V8 capable of 361kW. There have also been rumours about a Black Series variant which could produce 436kW.

The SLC is expected to be launched in 2015.

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