The Mercedes SLC (aka baby SLS) has reportedly suffered a setback because the company's board thought the model would be too expensive to tackle the Porsche 911.

The Mercedes SLC (aka baby SLS) has reportedly suffered a setback.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, Mercedes' Board thought the car would be too expensive to tackle the Porsche 911. In light of this, the car has been put "under observation" which likely means development hasn't stopped but the model hasn't been green-lighted either. This could give engineers some freedom to find ways to reduce costs and eventually get it approved for production.

As we have previously reported, the Mercedes SLC was expected to be launched in 2014 and feature a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine with up to 500 hp (373 kW / 507 PS).

 

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