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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43

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$64,650 — $64,650 MSRP
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Convertible
2 Seats
23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 1 reviews

The Good

  • Accommodates taller people reasonably well
  • Front styling evokes SL-Class
  • Slick retractable-hardtop operation

The Bad

  • Lacks refinement of newer Mercedes models
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43
  • New Final Editions available
  • Two-seat retractable-hardtop convertible
  • Performance-oriented AMG version makes 385 hp
  • Nine-speed automatic standard
  • Rear-wheel drive

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class?

The Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class is a two-seat retractable-hardtop convertible that is smaller and less expensive than the automaker’s SL-Class roadster. It comes as the SLC 300 and performance-oriented AMG SLC 43. The SLC 300 uses a 241-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and the AMG SLC 43 has a 385-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6. Both have rear-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission. The SLC competes with the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster.

What’s New on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class?

Blind spot warning is now standard, and Final Editions of both the SLC 300 and AMG SLC 43 are available. The SLC 300 Final Edition includes Selenite Grey paint, gloss-black trim, 18-inch gloss-black wheels, AMG sport seats finished in Nappa leather, gray seat belts, an AMG steering wheel and special badges. Meanwhile, the AMG SLC 43 Final Edition gets Sun Yellow paint, gloss-black trim, 18-inch matte-black wheels with yellow accents, AMG sport seats in Nappa leather, gray seat belts, an AMG steering wheel and special badges.

What Features in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Are Most Important?

The SLC’s roof can be opened or closed at speeds up to 25 mph, though the process must start from a standstill. Mercedes’ available Airscarf neck-level heating system is designed to make top-down driving in cooler weather more comfortable. Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking and a driver drowsiness monitor.

Should I Buy the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class?

The SLC serves as a cheaper alternative to the SL roadster, Mercedes’ long-standing luxury convertible that has a storied history and a larger following. Though the SLC provides somewhat sportier performance, it lacks the SL’s refinement and panache.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Exterior Styling
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Performance
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Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)
(5.0)

We have a lot to learn about the vehicle

by Kathy from Port Republic on June 25, 2020

It's everything we expected and wanted. There's a lot to learn about the vehicle and about the mercedes.me app. We look forward to fun trips in this beautiful car. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLC 43 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mercedes-Benz

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The AMG SLC 43 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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