Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG electric-drive on the way for 2013
Back in July of this year, Mercedes-Benz confirmed that it is working on an Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG with electric-drive, scheduled to debut in 2015. Well, it seems like things are going well for the electric SLS because according to AMG boss Volker Mornhinweg, the model could debut as early as 2013 (we know, it’s not that early).
Power for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG eDrive comes from four-electric motors with a combined output of 392 kW (526-hp) and a maximum torque of 880 Nm (649 lb-ft). Each electric-motor is positioned near the wheels with a transmission on each end to transfer power to the wheels.
Mornhinweg says that his engineering team is confident that the SLS AMG eDrive will meet all of its performance objectives including a 0-60 mph time of 4 seconds with a battery range of 110 miles.
“We are on target to meet all of our objectives but we obviously have lots of time to fine tune,” said Mornhinweg.
Audi has plans to offer 1,000 units of its e-tron concept in 2012.
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– By: Omar Rana