2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive
Driving a 740-hp electric anomaly.
CAR AND DRIVER ___ APRIL 2013 BY ERIC TINGWALL
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG electric drive boasts a 120-mile range and 738 horsepower, but do not believe for a minute that you can enjoy both at the same time. When pushed to its full potential, the electric SLS will not make it two laps around the 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife. This conundrum manage the battery range or exercise the cars muscle makes the great power of the SLS ED sort of, well, a limp proposition.
But who are we kidding? Customers who can afford the $500,000-plus electric SLS will have people to worry about range anxiety for them. When deliveries begin later this year, the SLS ED will be a very quick, very fun novelty toy batteries included for fewer than 200 well-heeled Europeans. (There currently are no plans for U.S. sales.) For Mercedes-Benz and AMG, the electric gullwing is a research test bed exploring the future of electric propulsion and high-performance vehicles.
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive, a real shocker: Motoramic Drives
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As I readied to climb into the bright yellow gullwing, an AMG engineer read the spec sheet out: '740 horsepower, 738 foot-pounds of torque, zero to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds. This is the most technologically advanced electric vehicle ever made, he said. With todays capabilities, you cannot achieve more.