Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell Prototype breaks cover

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell Prototype

So you think Porsche has the hottest plug-in hybrid electric supercar (the 918 Spyder). Well you may have forgotten, but shortly after the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercar made its debut, the Stuttgart automaker confirmed that it will do an electric-version, scheduled to debut in 2015. Well, here is the prototype of the electric Gullwing.

Known as the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell Prototype, the electric SLS AMG is powered by four electric motors that pump out a total of 526-hp with a maximum torque of 649 lb-ft. The four motors are positioned near each wheel with a transmission on each end to transfer power to the road. That gets the SLS AMG E-Cell to be as fast as its V8 sibling going form 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds. While not confirmed, previous reports suggest a total driving range of 110 miles.

“With the SLS AMG with electric drive, we wanted to redefine the super sports car,” said Volker Mornhinweg, Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-AMG. “For us, it is not just about responsibility. We attach just as much importance to excitement and classic AMG performance.”

We’ll grab you more details when Mercedes-Benz officially drops the press release (oh, and yes, we’ll grab you high-res photos for your desktop needs).

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell Prototype:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automobile