Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

It’s the usual mix of expensive-looking materials all bolted together with hard-wearing precision that we’ve enjoyed in other Mercedes-Benz cars. The new infotainment system looks crisp and is easy to navigate.

In terms of design the SLC hasn’t moved on very much from the SLK so there are still plenty of buttons on the centre stack.

The SLK was very comfortable for a roadster and the good news here is that little has changed. There’s hardly any draught in the cabin with the roof down and the Airscarf is a great addition on cold days.

Close the roof and the benefits of its metal construction are obvious – it’s quiet and wind-noise free unlike some fabric soft-tops we’ve tested.

Adaptive suspension ranges from sporty but comfortable to firm, with varying degrees of shock absorption depending on which mode you choose.

The seats are cossetting and provide good lateral support but as with any two-seater there’s not a huge amount of movement either back and forth or in the angle of the seat back.