Spotted testing in Germany is the new Mercedes-Benz SLC which now adopts the car maker’s new naming nomenclature and competes against the likes of the BMW Z4 and Audi TT.
Previously known as the Mercedes-Benz SLK, the roadster follows in the footsteps of other models in the line-up to also follow the new naming guidelines like the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.
Aside from the name change, the SLC will be receiving a few minor styling revisions as this thinly disguised prototype shows with its new front and rear bumpers. Other changes would most probably be found in the cabin although that wasn’t revealed in this video.
Under the hood, it is expected the SLC will gain the 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine from the C 450 AMG. In the sedan, that engine produces 367PS and 517Nm of torque and is paired to a seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission.
Rumours point to a Frankfurt Motor Show reveal in September for the new Mercedes-Benz SLC which retains the R172 platform.