[PHOTO GALLERY] Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell previews more AMG EVs image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce more electric vehicles to the auto market made by its AMG division and the SLS AMG E-Cell is the first model which is showing us what might be the future of KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System).

The AMG division is no longer the official tuner of Mercedes-Benz models and its place has been taken for quite some time by Brabus. AMG instead is focusing on developing its own models and the SLS supercar is just one of the vehicles made by the Mercedes-Benz division, even if the automaker’s badge is fitted on the car. The all-electric SLS AMG E-Cell which is the latest creation of the manufacturer’s division is already scheduled for entering production, only to be launched in late 2012 or early 2013.

According to the AMG boss Ola Kallenius, the SLS AMG E-Cell has an electric powertrain which will actually preview future models made by the “former” Mercedes-Benz tuner. Ola Kallenius told autoblog.com that the “eco-friendly” supercar will enter production soon and it will be launched in late 2012 or early 2013.

The all-electric SLS AMG E-Cell has a 48 kWh lithium-ion battery which is powering the four electric motors for a combined output of 526 horsepower and a peak torque of 880 Nm (649 lb-ft). The SLS AMG E-Cell can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, being just 0.2 seconds slower than the standard SLS AMG model.