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

The impressive Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive has been recently taken to the Nurburgring, where the model has managed to set a new record for electric production cars.

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has decided to show everyone what the SLS AMG Electric Drive has to offer and the “green” supercar has been taken to the famous Nurburgring track, where it managed to set a new lap record for electric production cars. According to the car manufacturer, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive has lapped the Nordschleife in 7:56.234, being significantly quicker than the Audi R8 e-tron’s 8:09.09.

As a quick reminder, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is getting four synchronous electric motors, each of them powering a wheel, and the total output developed is 740 HP (551 kW) and 999 Nm of torque (738 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is done in just 3.9 seconds and the supercar can reach a top speed of 249 km/h (155 mph). Two independent transmissions have been fitted to the model that provide direct drive to each axle and the AMG Torque Dynamics system is able to provide selective drive to individual wheels depending on the type of traction available, in three different modes: comfort, sport and sport plus.