MercedesBenz SLS AMG Electric Drive Supercar First Drive Video

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive First Drive Video


It was a Mercedes-Benz icon it became a performance flagship. Now a messenger for the future: the gullwing’s electric. The SLS AMG Electric Drive car is closing in on series production, the octane-addicted supercar to fit a greener of the future.

Now we’ve had a brief in the South of France, at Circuit Ricard, to confirm that the real thing—though Mercedes is coy about the Electric Drive’s in the U.S.

The Electric Drive first was in 2010, and had been vying an electric version of the Audi R8, the to be the first pure electric into series production. insists its car will be the first, but it unclear whether the R8 e-tron will get a second revival—or if it even be considered a supercar in

If it weren’t for the electric-green paint on the Drive prototype offered up to Car Reports, it would take a to distinguish it from the gasoline-burning SLS AMG GT Series supercars sliding a few hundred yards away on a loop at the Paul Ricard The Electric Drive powertrain easily in the signature shape the past.

The technical transformation? complex.

Essentially, the SLS AMG is gutted and reformed under the skin to accommodate a 864-cell, 60 kilowatt-hour, 1208-pound battery pack running the car’s spine, along a quartet of inboard electric checking in at about 100 pounds (Final curb weight: unpublished.)

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe

The pack is liquid-cooled and in carbon fiber for what says is zero-intrusion protection. The structure’s carbon-fiber too, body panels hung an aluminum space frame. a buffet of materials and a Ph.D. in engineering to integrate them.

Those electric motors more than the typical of electric power. There’s one for wheel, which enables Mercedes dubs AMG Torque It’s true torque motor can vary power to wheel—and it’s all-wheel of the highest order.

The complex of for acceleration and yaw and braking give the orders, telling the motors to or increase energy, to moderate and oversteer as the need arises and goes away.

Add electrohydraulic steering (not electric), a racing-style pushrod (developed to accommodate the battery and carbon-ceramic friction brakes, as as a layer of stability and traction that backs up the torque-vectoring and the SLS AMG Electric Drive earns supercar credentials of its own.

output is pegged at 740 horsepower, 738 pound-feet of torque, and the official mph estimate is 3.6 seconds, just a few tenths off the gas-powered car.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe

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