Mercedes-Benz SLC bids adieu with the Final Edition

Alfred Osborne
February 22, 2019

Set to make its public debut at the upcoming 2019 Geneva motor show, the SL Grand Edition is planned to go on sale in the United Kingdom next month. The door handles, mirror caps, and rear brace are all finished in high-gloss black. This material has also been applied to the sports steering wheel, along with perforated black nappa leather.

Giving a special touch to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition, the model gets a special yellow paint scheme along with black and grey colour options.

The SLC Final Edition will be available to order in Germany at the end of the week from €41,536.95 and up. Despite the extremely yellow Euro-spec Final Edition in these images, all US -market SLC300 Final Editions will arrive in Selenite Grey with gloss-black door handles, mirror caps, and roll hoops.

Engines aren't changed from other SLCs.

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Both Final Edition models will hit the market in 2020 and that is likely the final year for the slow-selling roadster.

Before that happens, however, the SL Grand Edition will arrive in 2020, also in two versions. The Grand Edition will be offered in Graphite Grey and features a mix of chrome and matte aluminum-finish metals. Both get the same AMG Line features, including more aggressive bumpers and 18-inch five-spoke AMG Light alloys, as well as larger brakes and 10mm lower springs - although the latter can be optioned-off if you prefer a softer ride. Mostly following the same formula as the GLS-Class Grand Edition that was introduced in 2018, the SL brings added style and luxury to a solid, if aging, platform.

Inside, you'll immediately notice the designo tundra brown pearl leather (with a "shimmering metallic surface", says Mercedes) used atop the facia. All Grand Edition cars get the sports suspension option as standard, which drops the vehicle by 10 millimeters and is firmer than the basic kit.

The end of the line for the current SLC leads us to wonder what Mercedes-Benz has up its sleeve next. The SL 550 is motivated by a 449-hp twin-turbo 4.6-liter V-8 that is good for a 4.3-second 0-60 miles per hour time.

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