The Mercedes SLC (codename C190) remains shrouded in mystery but our spies have managed to snap new photos of the upcoming sports car.

The Mercedes SLC (codename C190) remains shrouded in mystery but our spies have managed to snap new photos of the upcoming sports car.

Set to become a more affordable replacement for the SLS AMG, which is slated to go out of production in March 2014, the C190 has a long hood, ventilated front fenders and a rakish windscreen. We can also see high-performance brakes, a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system and a rear liftgate with an integrated spoiler.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but speculation suggests the model will be powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that has outputs of 485 HP (357 kW) and 550 HP (404 kW). There have also been rumors about a range-topping Black Series variant with up to 585 HP (430 kW).

The C190 is expected to be launched in 2015 and carry a base price of approximately €109,000 ($147,640 / £91,825).

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