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Paris Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric drive – world’s fastest EV

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Paris Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric drive – world’s fastest EV

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive has been revealed during the Paris Motor Show and this is said to be the fastest electric vehicle worldwide.

According to the German based automaker, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is coming with four synchronous electric motors, each of them “moving” a wheel, with a total output of 740 horsepower (551 kW) and an impressive 999 Nm of torque (738 lb-ft). The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is more powerful than the regular SLS AMG with its 6.2 liter V8 engine.

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 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 249 km/h (155 mph).

The four electric engines get their energy from a 60 kWh lithium-ion liquid-cooled battery pack which weights 548 kg (1208 pounds). The double wishbone suspension in the SLS AMG has been ditched for a pushrod configuration with horizontally mounted springs and dampers. The model is riding on 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 265/35 tires in the front and 205/30 tires at the rear. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive will arrive in Germany next year and it will go on sale for 416,500 euros.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, September 27th, 2012 - filed under Mercedes-Benz, Motor Shows, News, Paris Motor Show. Image credit: .
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