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    • Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG sports car (C190) coming to fight the 911 in 2015 - Will have 4.0 twin turbo V8 with up to 585 horsepower and 3400 pound curb weight

      So the SLC AMG sports car that was put on hold due to being deemed too expensive is back on the table and apparently received the green light. Internal chassis code already given to the car is C190. The SLS aluminum spaceframe will be shortened as it is modular and applied to the SLC so this is how costs will be shaved. No gullwing doors or anything fancy like that for this car as the goal is to keep cost down to go head to head with the Porsche 911.


      Power will come from a twin turbo 4.0 liter direct injected V8 which seems confirmed and apparently also confirms this powerplant for the next generation C63 AMG and possibly will make for a SLK63 AMG as well. Two V8 models will be available one targeting the Porsche 991 Carrera S with 485 horsepower and the other model known as the SLC S going against the 991 Turbo packing 585 horsepower.

      Pricing for the base V8 (which will be tuneable and may be the bargain in the range) is expected in the $120k range. The SLC S would be upwards of $180k overlapping with the SLS quite a bit.

      With 585 horses and a curb weight projected to be in the 3400 pound range this thing will be a rocket and will surpass the Mercedes-Benz SLS. That seems somewhat odd as it creates overlap and with the SLC being significantly cheaper somewhat undermines the SLS. But hey, those gullwing doors are worth something right?

      An entry level V6 should also make it in but that will come after the V8 models obviously to increase volume and profit and margin from development. Good for you Mercedes, this is shaping up to be an awesome car.

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      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        This is what the M6 should be.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        This is what the M6 should be.
        BMW definitely won't have an answer for this...
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        BMW definitely won't have an answer for this...
        They do have the answer. Cut 1,000 lbs off the M6.

        ... and there were howls of laughter in Stuttgart, and gnashing of teeth in Munich.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        They do have the answer. Cut 1,000 lbs off the M6.

        ... and there were howls of laughter in Stuttgart, and gnashing of teeth in Munich.
        BMW would sooner do a 650 GT.
      1. mkodama's Avatar
        mkodama -
        What's the difference between this and the current SLK55 AMG?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mkodama Click here to enlarge
        What's the difference between this and the current SLK55 AMG?
        Everything written.
      1. DFM's Avatar
        DFM -
        BMW used to be my favorite Click here to enlarge

        I need to find a good Z3 M Coupe with low miles and meticulous maintenance. Oh, and add an E39 M5 to that. I miss the BMW's from that generation.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        BMW would sooner do a 650 GT.
        650 GT would be titties!
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        BMW would sooner do a 650 GT.
        650 GT Gran Coupe xDrive!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        650 GT Gran Coupe xDrive!
        Shhhh they'll hear you!
      1. SLS AMG's Avatar
        SLS AMG -
        Really good car overall. Just thinking it would be nice if the doors open upwards like lamborghinis
      1. DFM's Avatar
        DFM -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLS AMG Click here to enlarge
        Really good car overall. Just thinking it would be nice if the doors open upwards like lamborghinis
        maybe gullwing doors since that is a merc image thing, but here's what I say to lambo doors:

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