Mercedes-Benz has just taken the wraps off the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive, which is a new emission-free version of the supercar.
Mercedes-Benz has just taken the wraps off the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive, which is a new emission-free version of the supercar. The most powerful AMG vehicle of all time has four electric motors that put out a total 740 horsepower and 737 lb-ft. of torque.
The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive is the second model in Mercedes’ lineup to get the “Electric Drive” label, following the B-Class concept. It reaches 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph and a range of 155 miles. The four compact permanent-magnet synchronous electric motors, each weighing 99 lbs, achieve a maximum individual speed of 13,000 rpm and in each case drive the 4 wheels selectively via a axially-arranged transmission design.
“The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive is setting new standards for cars with electric drives. As the most powerful gullwing model ever, it is also representative of the enduring innovational strength of Mercedes-AMG. Our vision of the most dynamic electric vehicle has become a reality. With the help of our colleagues at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth, we are bringing exciting advanced technology from the world of Formula 1 to the road”, according to Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive will go on sale next year with a starting price at 416,500 euros.