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TMR Team | Sep, 18 2013 | 2 Comments

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, unveiled in 2009 and launched upon the market in 2010, has reportedly come to the end of the line.

According to reports in the German press, AMG will end production of the big supercoupe and convertible in January, around three years since it first went into production.

Buyers hunting for a brand-new SLS after that point won't be completely out of luck however, with the top Black Series model expected to stay in production until June.

For its part, Mercedes AMG has yet to confirm these reports, however it is likely that the company is preparing to begin production of its next hero car: the so-called SLC.

Known internally as the C190, the new model is expected to be smaller and lighter than the SLS, in a bid to produce a more nimble offering that can take on Porsche's 911.

And, unlike the SLS, the new model will reportedly be offered with noteably different powertrain options, creating a more affordable entry point in the process.

While the current SLS AMG GT is available with just one engine, the familiar 435kW 6.2 litre V8, an entry SLC model will reportedly offer around 360kW.

Above that would sit the 410kW SLC S, while a 435kW model would sit atop the range, essentially representing the current model.

Expect Merc's new 5.5 litre bi-turbo engine to power the top models, replacing the older 6.2 litre engine.

That new entry model should also make the SLC a good price rival for the 911: in Australia, the SLS AMG will run you slightly less than $470,000, while the new 991 911 begins at $229,990 and tops out at $320,950 for the Carrera 4S.

 
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