Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive sets new Ring record image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently announced that the SLS AMG Electric Drive has managed to set a new record on the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

According to the car manufacturer, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive has managed to lap the famous track in 7:56.234, with Markus Hofbauer behind the wheel. This means that the German electric supercar stands in the same territory with the Ferrari California and the Porsche Panamera Turbo, even if these vehicles are powered by an internal combustion engine.

“Mercedes-AMG impressively shows the potential of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive with this new record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Mercedes-AMG is the first vehicle manufacturer to have circled the Nordschleife in under eight minutes with an electrically-powered series production vehicle. This record run is further proof for our constant innovative vigour”, said Ola Kallenius, the Mercedes-AMG GmbH chairman.

As a quick reminder, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is coming with a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery, powering the four electric motors, which are producing a total output of 740 HP (551 kW) and 999 Nm of torque (738 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 3.9 seconds and top speed has been electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The model’s range stands at 250 km/h (155 mph).