Mercedes-Benz confirms plans to preview SLS replacement 'very soon'

A Mercedes-Benz official has declared during the Geneva Motor Show a concept previewing the SLS replacement will be shown "very soon".

The concept could be hinting at the long-rumored SLC which apparently is due in 2015 according to latest rumors. Some say the new model will literally be a replacement as Mercedes-Benz plans a different car with a new name. Chances are it will be smaller and lighter than the SLS AMG Black Series in order to compete with the Porsche 911.

Reports are suggesting the car will be available with a V6 3.0-liter engine producing 333 hp (248 kW) and a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter with 485 hp (362 kW). These two engines will be connected to a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox and a limited slip differential.

Mercedes-Benz plans several versions of the new model to make it more competitive in the performance-car segment and could cost from 80,000 GBP (120,500 USD or 92,600 EUR) to 120,000 GBP (180,000 USD or 139,000 EUR).

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