2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

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$49,950

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2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300
2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Lacks refinement of newer Mercedes models

1 trim

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Our 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New Final Editions available
  • Two-seat retractable-hardtop convertible
  • Performance-oriented AMG version makes 385 hp
  • Nine-speed automatic standard
  • Rear-wheel drive

2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Great Little Roadster

The SLC 300 is a nicely balanced roadster that is a blast to drive. Fit and finish are great and the styling is stunning. The retractable hardtop is fantastic, you can have the best of both worlds in 20 seconds. I've owned this car for about 10 months now and have not had any real issues and the price of the Service Level A was less than I expected. It does have some quirks though. The sport seats are very firm at first and take a while to break in and soften up. There is no voice dialing in this car, which I found odd in this day and age. Also, for some reason they decided to mix halogen and LED lamps in the headlights. Not a big fan of that decision but I can live with it. Overall, it's a great little car that costs a lot less than it looks and is fun to drive. No buyer's remorse at all.

5.0

My wife is very happy with her surprise of the roa

My wife can't stop smiling. She had has the SLK230 compressor ...and wanted the.new roadster and Ron made her dream come true. This was an awesome experience. A great place to buy a Mercedes

5.0

MB SLC FINAL EDITION

The Mercedes-Benz 2020 SLC Final Edition is the most comfortable luxury roadster on the market today. The torque is amazing. The exhaust sound is epic.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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