2017 Mercedes-AMG SLC43 Performance Specs and Efficiency
Usually the last thing you will hear us talking about when we discuss one of the Mercedes-AMG vehicles is fuel economy. For a luxury car buyer, efficiency isn’t typically something they take into great consideration. However, with the 2017 Mercedes-AMG SLC43, both its performance specs and efficiency are aspects that drivers will greatly enjoy. This roadster is replacing a former fan favorite, the SLK55, but from what we have seen, it certainly looking like it is up to the task.
From a V8 to a V6, but Still Plenty of Power
Now, for those of you who are familiar with the outgoing SLK55 model, you might be scoffing at the idea that a vehicle can go from a V8 engine to a V6 and still be just as fun to drive. Well, with the 2017 Mercedes-AMG SLC43 and its 3.0-liter V6 Biturbo motor, we hate to tell you you’re wrong, but you’re wrong. With 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque being cranked out, this vehicle does the 0-60 sprint in 4.6 seconds and can get up to 155 mph (on the track, of course).
9G-TRONIC Transmission Gives the Driver Unparalleled Control
What will truly make the 2017 Mercedes-AMG SLC43 a truly great ride, and help both its performance and efficiency, is the 9G-TRONIC sport transmission. The AMG engineers have reconfigured the transmission’s software and it will now shift quicker than ever before.
The shift speed and responsiveness can be adjusted depending on which transmission mode you are in: Sport, Sport + and Manual. In “Manual” mode, you will the most responsive shifts thanks to the utilization of the vehicle’s paddle shifters located on the steering wheel.
DYNAMIC SELECT Retunes the Vehicle’s Driving Characteristics to Your Liking
No matter what you want your driving experience to be, you will have the option in the 2017 Mercedes-AMG SLC43. The DYNAMIC SELECT allows you to choose between five different modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport + and Individual. By selecting any one of these, you automatically adjust the vehicle’s settings including engine response, the transmission, the suspension, and the steering.
Experience the SLC43 Today
To truly understand how great the 2017 Mercedes-AMG SLC43 performance specs and efficiency numbers truly are, we suggest you actually get behind the wheel of this bad boy. If you are interested in learning more about this vehicle, please get in touch with one of our Loeber Motors sales team members today!