Mercedes-Benz – SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its electric-powered Mercedes SLS AMG coupe at the Paris Autoshow. Not cheap at $540,000, but making up for it with being the most powerful AMG vehicle available and the fastest production electric-drive vehicle in the world. Dressed in a reflective blue Mercedes calls 'AMG electricbeam magno', will definitely turn many heads. 

The battery technology comes with the help of Mercedes Formula 1 engineers, offering 60 kWh of battery storage, which allows the car to travel about 155 miles on a charge. The batteries are lined along the tunnel where the drivelines and transmission would go in the  gasoline-powered version. Using two electric motors on each axle, so that each wheel can be spun and braked independently, which results in improved handling.

This all-wheel-drive car produces 552 kW (740 hp) and a maximum torque figure of 1,000 Nm, capable of a 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds.


The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive hits the market in 2013. Just in case the "AMG electricbeam magno" paint finish isn't your thing, there are five other colors to choose from.