Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Parkers VerdictThe Parkers Verdict

Losing the V8 has hurt the SLC-Class AMG, perhaps more than Mercedes expected. Even though the smaller V6 allows for better economy and less environment bashing, those were two things that typical owners were never particularly worried about.

But it’s not a complete disaster, it is noticeably cheaper to run than the previous model, and the handling has improved, if not quite to the level of its rivals.

This is a car that carries certain esteem, and regardless of the engine the small convertible Mercedes will still remain a desirable choice on the market, even if there are more complete options out there.

Read on for the full Mercedes SLC-Class AMG review