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Mercedes SLS E-Cell Delivers 526 Emissions-Free Horsepower


Mercedes has just unveiled a new fully electric and emissions-free version of its SLS AMG flagship supercar, delivering 526-hp and a 0-60 mph time of just 4.0 seconds. To achieve this impressive output, the SLS AMG E-Cell is bursting with batteries, which are placed in the front firewall, center tunnel and behind the seats. This is possible thanks to the use of lithium-polymer technology that allows for a more flexible battery structure.

Power is then transmitted to the wheels (all four of them) via electric motors at each corner. In total, the vehicle's output is rated at 526-hp and 649 ft-lbs of torque. The new electric layout did, however, mean that Mercedes engineers had to redesign the front suspension, tossing the double-wishbone setup with a new multi-link arrangement and push-rod dampers.

Other highlights include a front splitter that can be controlled from the cockpit, through a new (and very large) AMG Drive Unit screen that also controls other aspects of the car, while giving updates on the flow of power to each wheel.

Oh, and we almost forgot… it's coated in what Mercedes calls "AMG lumilectric mango" paint. Automobile Magazine reports that it will be driving the SLS soon and judging by the way this prototype is finished we have to think a production model could arrive in the next few years.

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Cool stuff, I'm curious how this car will do on the track!
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Cool stuff, I'm curious how this car will do on the track!
Cool stuff, I'm curious when this car will arrive in the showroom.

Also curious as to the price premium over the gasser model.

For me, it would be the way to go.

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There's a great video of the e cell at Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Rare Experiences Blog I saw the SLS at Goodwood, totally awesome...really want one. Mercedes are doing a competion to drive one at SPA...i want to win!
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And what are they doing to replace the sexy sound of a V8 or V12? It will be really weird driving something so powerful but so so quiet...
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I read an article in Mercedes Enthusiast and they are working on a specific sound for the E-cell. It will not be the same with the current V8 but I'm sure they can tune to still sound like a sports car.
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