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With the production of the popular SLS AMG in what appears to be its last legs, additional details have been revealed about the supercar which will replace it.

Talk about the upcoming 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC coupe has been around for months now, and now the latest reports from AUTO Bilt suggest that the car will in fact become the successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT rather than simply being below it in Mercedes-Benz’s line-up.

As a result, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC will be available in a selection of variants when it hits the market in late 2015 with Mercedes-Benz aiming to transform the rather heavy Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT into a car which can truly compete with the Porsche 911.

Consequently, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC will weigh approximately 150 pounds less than the current Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT and will feature a selection of new engine options with the base SLC expected to pump out 485hp, a Mercedes-Benz SLC S then producing around 550hp and an eventual Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG Black Series pumping out over 585hp completing the line-up.

This power will be produced from a new twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine with the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC also expected to ditch the gullwing style doors of the current SLS AMG.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC is expected to cost around $100,000 in the U.S. in base spec and up to $200,000 for the Black Series variant.

[Via Motor Authority]



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