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Mercedes SLC 300

Mercedes SLC 300

Engine: 4 cylinders

2 liter

Power: 241 hp

0-62 mph 5,7 seconds

 

After the fantastic experience with the Jaguar F-Type Convertible, I decided to go back to Enterprise’s Exotic car rental at Heathrow airport for a new test drive.

This time the choice was a car that I have been liked a lot, since the name was SLK, the new Mercedes SLC 300.

The model is quite unique, a coupe / convertible, and this uniqueness is perhaps the thing that has always made it so fascinating to me in all these years.

Once the roof is off, the lines of this car leave no room for comments…

But also the performances surprised me; the 4-cylinder engine with 241 horsepower has a lot of torque and thanks to the 9-speed Mercedes gearbox and rear-wheel drive, it makes it really fun to drive. And the engine noise is not disappointing at all…

But for sure the main feature of this nice car is enjoying a beautiful sunny day with the wind in your hair…

So, after a tour on the south coast of the United Kingdom, we went back to Arundel Castle for another suggestive shot…

In the afternoon, however, we returned to what I have now renamed the “lighthouse circuit” near Eastbourne, where the beautiful sunny day forced us to get out of the car for a nice walk…

Once back behind the steering wheel, in the first lap I took it easy, without even putting the car in “sport” mode; the street, due to the beautiful sunny day, was quite crowded…

As can also be seen from the next video, the speed was not that high even because of the traffic…

On the second lap it went slightly better with the traffic…

But given the high presence of other cars, cyclists and people who walked by the roadside, as usual I preferred to keep calm and enjoy the sunny day…

The Mercedes SLC 300 was another really interesting test drive; very fun car to drive for the boost that the 241 horsepower and the 9-speed gearbox are able to give, as well as for the rear-wheel drive which certainly makes it much more unstable than a normal front or all-wheel drive.

And what do you think of this car? Let us know below in the comments or on our social networks … We are waiting for you for the next test drive!

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