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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive - Web Exclusive

Most powerful AMG of all time! And it runs on electricity.

Alex Bernstein
Sep 27, 2012
Epcp 1209 01+mercedes benz sls amg coupe electric drive+cover Photo 1/4   |   Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive - Web Exclusive

It’s tough for people like us, who love the smell of gasoline and exhaust fumes, who get goosebumps and chills from a shrieking race motor, to get behind an all-electric car. But with technology advancements and performance achievements, we have to open our minds a bit, and really, how much convincing does it take to like a 740hp SLS AMG? Not very much at all.

740hp is nice, without a doubt, but torque is what makes your passengers want to vomit, so try a does of 737 lb-ft. That’s more torque than some massive diesel freightliners, in small coupe. The difference here, though, is that torque is available instantly, with no need to build revs or boost, it’s just there, waiting to be unleashed.

The new SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive is 100% emission-free, and it’s the most powerful AMG car ever. It’ll do 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds, though with some stickier tires it’ll probably go faster.

There are four electric motors, utilizing AMG Torque Dynamics to distribute the torque appropriate for each wheel that is made possible by wheel-selective all-wheel drive.

"The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive is setting new standards for cars with electric drives. 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," according to Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Once again, the brands experience and close relationships with top Formula One engineers has enabled AMG to take away know-how of the KERS system, creating a truly unbelievable driving experience.

With the available garage-mounted wall box charging station, the SLS can be fully charged in just three hours.

Aside from all this new-age gadgetry, this AMG is like the rest, meaning it is stunning, fast, handles extremely well and will cost you a fortune. The Euro price conversion comes out to a cute $537,774.63.

By Alex Bernstein
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