Mercedes-Benz has extended its SLC range with a new entry-level petrol model called the SLC 180. At the same time, it has also discontinued the Sport specification for all SLC models in the UK, making AMG Line the only trim level for all engine variants.
The 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine produces 156hp and peak torque of 250Nm. It has a top speed of 140mph and a 0-62mph time of 7.9 seconds. Mercedes-Benz claims that the petrol engine has a fuel economy of 48.7mpg.
All engines in the SLC range are paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. Customers can opt for a nine-speed automatic transmission at an additional £1,600.
All models in the SLC 180 AMG Line come with 18-inch alloy wheels, Active Brake Assist, cruise control, air conditioning, sports suspension and a sports braking system as standard.
On sale now from £32,039, the Mercedes-Benz SLC 180 is expected to arrive in showrooms by late summer.