A lightly camouflaged prototype of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC 450 AMG Sport has been caught on camera for the first time.

A lightly camouflaged prototype of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC 450 AMG Sport has been caught on camera for the first time.

Mercedes is getting ready to apply a modest makeover on the SLK which will be sold as the SLC once the facelift will be officially unveiled. It will come with a new hot version known as SLC 450 AMG Sport in the same vein as the C450 AMG Sport introduced several months ago. Chances are it will be powered by the same 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine pushing out 367 PS (270 kW) and 517 Nm (382 lb-ft) of torque.

We know for sure the prototype depicted in the attached images is the SLC 450 AMG Sport because it features divided exhausts on each side while up front has a different bumper with a new air intake. The rear bumper should look a bit more aggressive than on the regular SLC and there are also going to be some bespoke large alloy wheels and a 4MATIC all-wheel drive system receiving the engine's power from an updated 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission.

The model is believed to debut alongside the standard SLC in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with order books opening in December and deliveries beginning in March next year.

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