We have received a new batch of spy photos with the Mercedes-Benz SLK facelift set to be renamed "SLC."

We have received a new batch of spy photos with the Mercedes-Benz SLK facelift set to be renamed "SLC."

The mid-life revision comes with a name change along with some cosmetic tweaks to front and rear bumpers as well as the lighting clusters which are bound to receive different graphics. There could also be some fresh alloy wheel designs and body paints planned, along with a few interior revisions such as an update to the infotainment system, new trim & upholstery options and other minor upgrades.

A more important novelty will be the addition of an SLC 450 AMG Sport version which our spies caught on camera undergoing testing at the beginning of this month. This spicy variant will likely use a twin-turbo V6 3.0-liter engine sourced from the C450 AMG Sport where it churns 367 PS (270 kW) and 517 Nm (382 lb-ft). The motor will work with a revised 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission while the body will be slightly more aggressive and matched with some beefier alloys and larger brakes.

Chances are Mercedes-Benz will stage the world premiere of the SLC at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, with orders expected to begin in December before kicking off deliveries in March next year. 

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