Mercedes to build electric SLS AMG gullwing

Mercedes to build electric SLS AMG gullwing

Mercedes ev Gullwing

Mercedes-Benz has officially confirmed recent rumors and stated that it will build an electrically powered version of the upcoming SLS AMG gullwing Coupe. The electric version of the SLS will be four-wheel-drive and be powered by an individual motor for each wheel. It won’t be using wheel hub motors, instead the motors will be mounted just inboard of the suspension components.

Energy will be sourced from a 48 kWh liquid cooled lithium ion battery pack located in the car’s central tunnel. Total output for the electric drive system is 392 kW (526 hp) and 880 Nm (649 lb-ft), which compares favourably to 420 kW (563 hp) and 649 Nm (479 lb-ft) for the conventional petrol-powered 6.3-liter V8. Mercedes claims it will accelerate to 100 kph in just four seconds. No range is being quoted yet and neither is a release date but rumors place it at around 2015.

After the announcement of the electric SLS AMG, Daimler’s $50 million investment in Tesla makes a lot more sense with Tesla’s ability to move quickly and develop systems faster than could be done at Daimler.

Mercedes ev Gullwing

Mercedes-Benz has officially confirmed recent rumors and stated that it will build an electrically powered version of the upcoming SLS AMG gullwing Coupe. The electric version of the SLS will be four-wheel-drive and be powered by an individual motor for each wheel. It won’t be using wheel hub motors, instead the motors will be mounted just inboard of the suspension components.

Energy will be sourced from a 48 kWh liquid cooled lithium ion battery pack located in the car’s central tunnel. Total output for the electric drive system is 392 kW (526 hp) and 880 Nm (649 lb-ft), which compares favourably to 420 kW (563 hp) and 649 Nm (479 lb-ft) for the conventional petrol-powered 6.3-liter V8. Mercedes claims it will accelerate to 100 kph in just four seconds. No range is being quoted yet and neither is a release date but rumors place it at around 2015.

After the announcement of the electric SLS AMG, Daimler’s $50 million investment in Tesla makes a lot more sense with Tesla’s ability to move quickly and develop systems faster than could be done at Daimler.

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