Paris Motor Show LIVE: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive unveiled image

Mercedes-Benz has recently pulled the wraps off its latest creation, the SLS AMG Electric Drive, during the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

The German based automaker is saying that the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is the world’s fastest electric vehicle and the model is coming with four synchronous electric motors, each of them powering a wheel. The total output developed by the powertrain is 740 horsepower (551 kW) and it has an impressive torque figure of 999 Nm (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.

The carmaker says that the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive has ditched its double wishbone suspension for a pushrod configuration with horizontally mounted dampers and springs. The “green” supercar will go on sale in Germany next year and its price will be set from 416,500 euros.