It seems that the heavier population is winning the war on sports cars and sedans. Mercedes announced it will release a Final Edition of the SLC. After 23 years of production, Mercedes decided to give the old girl a proper goodbye. Although the convertibles sales numbers have been in decline, this is a sad day for sports car lovers.
The SLC Final Edition is offered in the SLC300 and the sportier SLC43 AMG. The SLC300 will be sent to the U.S. market in Selenite Grey with gloss-black door handles, mirror caps, and roll hoops. Making the SLC300 more special is the added sport suspension dropping it by 0.4 inch and larger braking system with cross-drilled rotors. The interior has black and silver Nappa leather with carbon look leather trim on the headrests and gear selector. The SLC43 AMG will get the Sun Yellow paint inspired by the Yellowstone paint for the launch of the 1996 SLK. The SLC43 AMG will get the same black accents as the SLC300 while extending to the front splitter, intake fins, fender strakes, and portions of the rear fascia.
Even though this car was losing its popularity, I am sad to see it go. The cross-over crazy world is slowly killing the roadsters and sedans. I am hoping the trend will fade and we will see more cars like the SLC in the future. To the SLC, thanks for 23 years of topless fun.