McLaren has announced the company's entry-level model 540C (Club) won't be offered in United States after all.

McLaren has announced the company's entry-level model 540C (Club) won't be offered in United States after all.

Initially, McLaren's U.S. division wanted to sell both the 540C and 570S, but so far customers have expressed their interest only for the latter so the company has decided to sell only the more powerful version of the newly established Sports Series. Pricing for the 540C was supposed to kick off from approximately $165,000, thus making it substantially cheaper than the 570S which costs $184,900 in U.S.

The main difference between the two cars has to do with the V8 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine's output which stands at 570 PS (419 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) in the 570S while the 540C has 540 PS (397 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft). 

As a result of this power gap between the two, the 540C is 0.3 seconds slower in the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint than the 570S Coupe which needs 3.2 seconds. It's the same story with top speed as the 570S can do 204 mph (328 km/h) whereas the 540C tops out at 199 mph (320 km/h).

While U.S. sales of the 540C have been ruled out, the baby Mac will be available in Canada from $196,500 CAD.

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