Mercedes-Benz SLC/GT C190 Caught While Being Tested

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The Mercedes-Benz C190 project is getting near its launch date, which will most likely happen at the Paris Motor Show in 2014, and the Germans are still hard at work testing pre-production prototypes of the model.
The first low-budget supercar in Mercedes-Benz history is set to eat a slice of the Porsche 911 and the upcoming Jaguar F-Type Coupe pie, with its pricing to start at around 110,000 Euros for the twin turbocharged V8 model.

We say this because the car is most likely to also offer a twin-turbocharged V6 as a base version, which is set to cost around 80,000 Euros.

The M177 twin-turbocharged V8 is currently being developed by AMG to eventually replace both the M156 6.2-liter normally aspirated V8 and the M157 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8. Made by essentially fusing two M133 four-cylinders from the A 45 AMG together, the new V8 will offer a power range between around 485 hp for the baby SLS to almost 600 hp for its Black Series version and even more for the S 63 AMG facelift in about four years.

According to our exclusive report from a few weeks ago (hooray for quoting ourselves!), a version the C190's aluminium platform will also be used by Aston Martin to completely replace their aging VH architecture.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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