SLC falls in line with Mercedes-Benz's new taxonomic structure. SL denotes that it's a roadster, and the C refers to its size relative to the automaker's lineup. The SLC is the smallest roadster, and should stay that way -- we doubt the company will build an SLA-Class.
The SLC-Class still features a retractable folding hardtop. Now, though, it can be raised or lowered at speeds up to 25 mph. Another new hardtop feature is a built-in luggage separator that keeps the roof and trunk items separate when both are stowed in the trunk.