The 2.1L diesel is the most economical Mercedes Benz SLC to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.
The Mercedes Benz SLC 2.1L diesel costs £30.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band C. In fact this is the lowest CO2 output of any model in the Convertible segment at the time of writing. Good job, Mercedes Benz.
It does not far off 71 MPG on average, which means it will cost £9.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.
The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 44, which is higher than the BMW Z4 3.0L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Mazda MX-5 has the lowest insurance group.)
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*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.
*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.
The Mercedes Benz SLC has a below average boot space (180 litres of luggage with the seats up).
This would allow one pushchair. Alternatively you could load up with one large bag or one cabin bag instead.
Worth knowing, the Mercedes Benz SLK convertible is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and one large bag with its 335 litres.
Given a typical supermarket space, the SLC is hard to park. (If you want the detail it will fill three quarters of the bay). This is the widest car in the Convertible class, and you may need to breathe in a bit when getting in and out.
If you don’t park in the street that much, then the SLC is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 667mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the MINI Roadster.
The fastest Mercedes Benz SLC from 0-60, is the 2.1L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 500 lbs/ft torque and 204 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 6.6 seconds.
The closest rival in its class is the Mazda MX-5 2.0L petrol, which will beat your Mercedes Benz SLC to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.