Mercedes-Benz Preparing Baby SLS With Hybrid V6 Powertrain - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
administrator's Avatar
Date registered: Mar 2006
Vehicle: Mercedes c350
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 2,225
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Quoted: 132 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Mercedes-Benz Preparing Baby SLS With Hybrid V6 Powertrain

Mercedes-Benz' awesome SLS supercar isn't even out yet, but the company is already getting a smaller variant ready, with a more modest powertrain that its big brother.

The new car will reportedly use a 3.5L V6 with, surprise surprise, a hybrid system. Rather than being a typical "mild hybrid", the baby SLS will use two electric motors, ostensibly in the front wheels, for an all-wheel drive sports car that would put out a reported 305 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Start-stop technology and direct injection should help with fuel economy as well.

The smaller SLS is expected to come to market by 2012, about the same time as the long rumored all-electric SLS is supposed to deubt.

More: Mercedes-Benz Preparing Baby SLS With Hybrid V6 Powertrain on
administrator is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 07:42 AM
BenzWorld Extremist
50$84sd's Avatar
Date registered: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 1965 220se w111 *******1984 300sd w126 *******1991 350sd w126
Location: SO CAL USA
Posts: 911
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds interesting. Why have a hybrid along with an electric though. Later.

50$84sd is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 09:17 PM
BenzWorld Elite
DirectLA's Avatar
Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 1962 W111 220SE Coupe
Location: Cloud City, OR
Posts: 2,289
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Originally Posted by 50$84sd View Post
Sounds interesting. Why have a hybrid along with an electric though. Later.
I think the all electric is a sister car to the gas SLS, the hybrid is for the smaller version which will be similar, but an all new car that will cost less than the SLS so they are for different demographics it would seem.


The Coupe Group (W111/112 coupes and cabs)official website
The Coupe Group on Facebook

"Too many people are working at jobs they hate, to buy things they don't particularly want, to impress people they don't even care about." --Dr. Deepak Chopra
DirectLA is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz News & Polls > Mercedes-Benz News

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Video Highway Star Benz W221 S-Class 0 04-13-2010 08:49 PM
    Rumor Mill: Baby Mercedes SLS Could Get SSK Badge administrator Mercedes-Benz News 2 01-20-2010 02:54 AM
    Report: Mercedes Considering Expanding AMG Ranks With Baby SLS administrator Mercedes-Benz News 0 11-12-2009 02:07 PM
    Spied: Mercedes-Benz ML Hybrid Courage W164 M-Class 16 10-09-2008 04:00 PM
    2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS will also be hybrid dascrow Mercedes-Benz News 5 09-14-2008 10:12 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may not post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is On
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome