The testing program for the coupe internally codenamed C190 continues in the snow, but when it breaks out into the sunshine we'll know it as perhaps the Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG or GT AMG. Adorned in the same camo outfit as the last time we saw it in December, it could be out working the rumored all-wheel-drive system that will make it more amenable to less-than-perfect weather. That's another way the coupe called the replacement for the SLS AMG is more accurately a new and different model, since the SLC is expected to cost half as much and compete with the Porsche 911 instead of cars in the $200K price bracket.

There are various reports about whether a convertible version is planned, most of them saying Mercedes-Benz has ruled it out, reserving judgment that one could come later if the car is a success. It seems strange to us, though, to take on the 911 without a convertible since every other car in the category has one as well. Late last year, there were rumblings of a debut at the German Grand Prix during the weekend of July 18-20.


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      BKdroid
      • 9 Months Ago
      "Porsche 911 instead of cars in the $200K price bracket." Except that, with a few checks on the notorious Porsche options sheet; the 911 is a car in the $200k price bracket
        Matt
        • 9 Months Ago
        @BKdroid
        Show me one that can be had at $200k with a few options?
          carguy1701
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Matt
          911 Turbo and Turbo S, maybe the GT3, the regular Carrera S if you get really crazy with the options.
          johnnyhedwardsjr
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Matt
          carguy1701... um no. The only current 911's that can break the $200,000 barrier with options is the 911 Turbo Convertible, Turbo S, and Turbo S Convertible. The others... Turbo, etc, can come close but don't break it.
      carguy1701
      • 9 Months Ago
      Based on the level of camo, we'll see it before the end of the year.
      NG22
      • 9 Months Ago
      This AMG GT/SLC AMG is going to be a great addition to the lineup. Gorden Wagener called it the most beautiful Mercedes ever, and Merc hired the guy who oversaw chassis tuning for the 991 to oversee chassis tuning on this car. The move infuriated Porsche, but we can expect this to be the best driving Mercedes ever.
      sparrk
      • 9 Months Ago
      Too bad it will be automatic only.
      Louis MacKenzie
      • 9 Months Ago
      There's enough convertibles out there for people who just want air in the hair. SLK being cheif seller. Focus on actual performance for value, especially in weight and feedback can help break the current Benz mold of "Cars for Elderly" and get back into it's sports heritage, same way Jaguar F-Type did, with perhaps less weight.