2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

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Key Specs

of the 2018 Mercedes‑Benz SLC 300. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Engine:
    241-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Seating:
    2 Seats
  • Transmission:
    9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Accommodates taller people reasonably well
  • Front-end styling evokes SL-Class

The Bad

  • Interior lacks refinement of newer Mercedes

Notable Features of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

  • RedArt Edition newly available
  • Two-seat retractable-hardtop convertible
  • Nine-speed automatic standard
  • Performance-oriented AMG version available

2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The two-seat SLC-Class comes as the SLC300 and the high-performance Mercedes-AMG SLC43. It's a retractable-hardtop convertible that competes with the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster.

New for 2018

A RedArt Edition is available, and side mirrors that project the Mercedes-Benz logo are standard.

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What Drivers Are Saying



by Bob T. from Ronks on June 18, 2018

The best I have ever owned. Stylish and fun to drive. Smooth to drive and road handling. Loads of options to make drive better. Hard top convertible. Read full review


I Love It!

by AprilB from Louisiana on May 25, 2018

I brought it on my 59th Birthday.....I just Lovvvvvve it! I think I will enjoy this car like no other. Looking forward to riding with the top down. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 has not been tested.

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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 SLC 300 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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