2012 Paris: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive is the fastest gullwing ever

Mercedes-Benz is taking electric sports car to a whole new level at the 2012 Paris Motor Show with the debut of the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive.

“The SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive is setting new standards for cars with electric drives,” Ola Kallenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “As the most powerful gullwing model ever, it is also representative of the enduring innovational strength of Mercedes-AMG. Our vision of the most dynamic electric vehicle has become a reality. With the help of our colleagues at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth, we are bringing exciting advanced technology from the world of Formula 1 to the road.”

Power comes from a total of four synchronous electric motors providing a combined output of 740-hp and maximum torque of 737 lb-ft. 0 to 62 mph comes in just 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Total driving range on a full charge comes in at a little more than 150 miles.

The AMG Torque Dynamics feature gives you the option of three different driving modes including:

  • Comfort (C): comfortable, forgiving driving characteristics
  • Sport (S): sporty, balanced driving characteristics
  • Sport plus (S+): sporty, agile driving characteristics

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive will be launching in 2013 with prices starting at 416,500 Euros ($579,419 USD)Β in Germany. Official U.S. pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive:
SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive
Max. output
740-hp
Torque
737 lb-ft
0 – 100 km/h
3.9 s
Range
155 miles
Battery energy content
60 kWh
Battery voltage
400 volts

– By: Omar Rana