Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell To Enter Production
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“The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL is the most technically advanced super sports car in the 125-year history of the automobile, and shows just how fascinating electromobility can be. Our customers will be able to order it from their Mercedes-Benz dealers from 2013 onwards,” said Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, at the Mercedes press conference.
Instead of the conventional 6.3-liter V8 petrol engine, the SLS AMG E-Cell Prototype, on display at the Mercedes show stand, has four electric motors that generate 392 kW and 880 Nm (649 lb-ft) of torque. The carmaker estimates a 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) time in the region of 4 seconds.
The redesigned Mercedes show stand offered a three-dimensional experience of the Stuttgart automaker’s driveline strategy, on an area of almost 1,800 square metes (19375 square feet).
“Our stand architecture vividly shows how single-mindedly we are moving forward. We are driving on a multi-lane highway into the future – one that we have populated with all relevant driveline technologies. The spectrum ranges from high-tech internal combustion engines, like our new gasoline direct injection units and our BlueTEC diesels, through a variety of types of hybrids to powerful battery and fuel cell electric drives with full everyday usability,” Zetsche also announced.
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