More details appear on electric Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, will appear in 2013

By Auto News Log • December 21st, 2009

There have been plenty of rumors regarding the electric model Mercedes-Benz is preparing, based on its latest SLS AMG supercar. Now, the boss of the AMG division, Volker Mornhinweg, revealed many interesting details, including the fact that it is scheduled to appear in 2013.

First off, he said that the electric SLS will be a proper sportscar, with a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) time of around 4 seconds and with a battery range of around 110 miles (177 km). Its estimated power outputs will be around 525 HP with 649 lb-ft of torque, but given the added weight of the batteries, its performance won’t be on par with the gasoline-powered SLS AMG, but according to Mornhinweg, it will still offer a great experience.

“Effectively being four-wheel-drive does alter its character, but our torque vectoring systems give us opportunities to make it as good,” he said. “It’s important to get the emotional level of an EV right and we have some solutions.”

Source: Autocar via Rpmgo.com

 

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