Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive Debuts in Paris

Mercedes-Benz SLS Electric Drive

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive at the Paris Motor Show.

The SLS AMG Electric Drive is the most powerful electric super sports car and also the most powerful AMG high-performance vehicle of all time.

The electric SLS AMG has four electric motors, one driving each wheel, producing a total output of 730bhp and a maximum torque of 1000 Nm. That’s more than 150 extra horsepower compared to the petrol-powered SLS. The weight on the other hand is also up. SLS AMG Electric Drive weighs in at 2,095kg(400kg more compared to the petrol version).

The SLS AMG Electric Drive accelerates from 0-62 mph in just 3.9 seconds. A tenth of a second slower than the standard petrol powered model.

60kWh battery is good for a range of 155 miles on a full charge.

Visual updates compared to the standard SLS AMG include a front apron with a carbon-look CFRP front splitter, radiator grille and adjacent air intakes are painted in the vehicle colour, darkened headlights, “Electric Drive” lettering, AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels with specific paint design and an exclusive “AMG electricbeam magno” matt paint finish.

Moving on to the interior there is a digital power display instead of a rev counter, providing information on the power requirements, recuperation status, transmission modes and battery charge.

Instead of a high-revving V8, the SLS AMG Electric Drive has a tailor-made driving sound for each driving situation. The sound is not only dependent on road speed, engine speed and load conditions, but also reflects the driving situation and the vehicle’s operating state with a suitable driving noise.

SLS AMG Electric Drive is priced at 416,500 euros in Germany. Mercedes-Benz UK is currently looking into the potential of offering the gullwing electric sports car also in the UK.

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