Not point in making a thread for this yet because no pics have surfaced but since this is the baby CLS, I figure I can sneek in this discussion the baby SLS, the SLC (911 fighter/killer?).
Mercedes insiders have revealed to Britain’s Car that the SLC will be available with no less than three engine options. At launch, the standard motor will be a version of AMG’s upcoming twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with 485 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. A range-topping model, the SLC S, will feature a hotter version of the 4.0-liter that produces 585 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of twist.
Roughly a year after the SLC hits the market, Mercedes will introduce an entry-level model, powered by a 333-horsepower V6, that will compete with the standard Porsche 911 Carrera. All variants will send power to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The SLC will ride on a shortened version of the SLS AMG’s platform, although the latter car’s signature gullwing doors will be replaced with conventional units to improve structural rigidity and reduce mass – overall, the SLC is expected to weigh in at around 3400 pounds.
Though prices from foreign markets rarely translate directly to MSRPs in U.S. showrooms, it’s worth noting that the Mercedes insiders have revealed tentative SLS pricing information for the British market. The V6 model will reportedly start at 70,000 pounds ($110,474), the standard V-8 will command 80,000 pounds ($126,256) and the high-performance V8 will run 115,000 pounds ($181,493).
The SLC is slated to launch in V8 form in 2015, while the V6 model will follow in 2016.
Even if it isn't a gullwing, this car will be beautiful like the SLS. I just wish it starts at $80k like the 911. A V6 with 350hp at around $85k-$90k will sell like crazy.