This twin-turbo V6-powered Mercedes SLC might be great in some ways and frustrating in others since it will divide your head and your heart on a daily basis. The SLC is a halfway house. It’s not an all-new product; sharing its chassis, electronics and interior with the old SLK.
This Mercedes-AMG version sits squarely in its own middle ground, too, between the common-or-garden SLCs and the traditional gap at the top of the range for a V8. At the moment we don’t know whether Mercedes will decide to make what would be an SLC 55, though, so for now the 43 is the hottest property you can buy in small AMG drop-tops.