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2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive Review

2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive Review by Lukman Prayogi on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013. 2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive Review  2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive The skunkworks team in affalterbach is aware of to actually make find out how you can create your own amg-branded benzes the most-intimidating-sounding cars by the planet—in specific, the sounds of its 5. 5-liter twin-turbo v-8 and naturally aspirated 6. 2-liter v-8 are exalted hymns within the []

 2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive The skunkworks team in affalterbach is aware of to actually make find out how you can create your own amg-branded benzes the most-intimidating-sounding cars by the planet—in specific, the sounds of its 5. 5-liter twin-turbo v-8 and naturally aspirated 6. 2-liter v-8 are exalted hymns within the church of car enthusiasm. ( listen to actually us run 9 amgs with a tunnel in detroit. ) other then in the introduction on your 2014 sls amg electric drive, mercedes-benz amg has introduced its first truly stealth supercar. ( we really need to raise. hasn’t parent company daimler learned its lesson in the electric drive moniker. we digress. )

Not just happens to be the electric supercar amg’s quietest model by a protracted means, other then it’s additionally the brand’s most powerful. electrification provides the sls with 740 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, with all the twist accessible issued from a standstill. the electricity is generated by four contact permanent-magnet synchronous electric motors that spin to actually 13, 000 rpm and with a so-called axially arranged transmission. as compared, the new-for-2013 petroleum-powered sls amg gt churns out 583 hp and 489 lb-ft. benz claims the electrified sls can hit 62 mph in 3. 9 seconds before topping out at an electronically limited 155.

 2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive Exterior

At first glance, the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive looks very similar to its gasoline-powered relative, but on closer examination, there are some significant differences. The most obvious differences come up front where the splitter has a more aggressive look. The grille is also a … giveaway that this isn’t your run-of-the-mill SLS AMG. The grille and its flanking air vents don the same color as the rest of the exterior and as opposed to being open; they feature what Mercedes-Benz calls “bionic honeycomb.”

This bionic honeycomb not only adds a futuristic look to the SLS, but it also provides much-needed airflow to the modules mounted under the SLS AMG’s hood. You will also find that Mercedes-Benz added a little extra flair to the SLS AMG’s headlights, by slightly tinting them, giving the lights a sportier look.

As you make your way down the side of the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive, you’ll find that just behind the front brake heat extractor lay “Electric Drive” emblems, letting passersby know that you are both Eco-friendly and mean business at the same time. Also noticeable from the sides are the four light-allow, 5-twin-spok wheels wrapped in performance rubber.

On the outside, you get the choice of six colors at no additional cost. The most stunning color is, of course, the Electric Drive-exclusive “AMG electricbeam magno” matte finish – the sharp blue color seen in the images. If this is a little too extreme of a color, you can opt for one of the more commonly used colors.

On the back end, you will notice another difference between the gasoline model and this all-electric version. The rear end appears to be rounder than the gasoline model. This is a visual effect created by the revised rear spoiler and diffuser; the actual shape of the backside is the same between the models.

The SLS AMG Electric Drive’s body shell is the result of the “AMG lightweight performance” design initiative. Mercedes mounted the sensitive lithium ion battery pack in its own carbon-fiber monocoque that also makes up the spins of the vehicle. The monocoque is bolts and bonded to an aluminum space frame for added rigidity.

This monocoque system weighs about 50 percent less than an equivalent steel unit and 30 percent less than an equal aluminum unit, but it is as strong as or stronger than both.

In all, just the body and chassis itself is a work of art. It is a delicate balance of lightening and strengthening, and Mercedes spared no expense in developing it.

 2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive Interior

On the inside, you have your typical luxury-laden Mercedes-Benz interior. Though the details are not completely known, we can tell that the entire interior is wrapped in luxurious leather and boasts body-colored contrasting stitching. Splashed throughout the interior are small smatterings of grey, like on the steering wheel posts, air vents, center console knobs, and gauge cluster.

The center console is a little cluttered, but honestly not too bad for an electric vehicle. The steering wheel boasts a flat top and bottom, and what looks to be the most perfect grip ever manufacturer. Just looking at it lets you know that this car is meant to be driven.


You also get AMG sports seats to keep you firmly planted through the twist and carbon-fiber highlights throughout the cabin. The AMG instrument gauges behind the grab-it-and-go steering wheel are all new, and in the place of the now unnecessary tachometer is a gauge that lets you know how much power the car needs, its recuperation level, transmission mode, and battery charge.

On the tech side, you get AMG’s Performance Media system, which connects to wireless high-speed internet, and provides you with important performance data, like lateral and longitudinal acceleration, tire pressure, vehicle setup, lap time, vehicle energy flow, battery charge status, current range, AMG Torque Dynamics, battery and motor temperature, and energy consumption.

Like we said, we haven’t gotten every last bit of info on the interior yet, as we are certain there are plenty of options to pick from. We’ll continue to add these options as Mercedes-Benz lets us know about them.

 2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive Motor and Driveline

Now for the really fun part; the stuff that makes the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive tick. The battery in the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive boasts 60 kWh of energy and has a potential energy of 600 kW. This pumps a total of 400 volts through the entire vehicle and into four electric motors – one at each wheel.

These electric motors are set in pairs at each axle with a transmission running each pair. Though they are run in pair, each motor can be individually adjusted on the fly to optimize traction, handling, and acceleration. The total output of the four motors is a whopping 740 horsepower and the torque comes in at a stout 1,000 Nm (737 pound-feet).

The drivetrain is powerful enough to get this SLS AMG Coupe to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 3.9 seconds, putting it only 0.2 seconds slower than its gasoline brethren and 0.5 seconds faster than the Tesla Model S. To boot, this ultra-high-performance EV has a total range of 155 miles, making it one of the longest-range EVs on the market.

When it is time for a recharge, Mercedes-Benz gives you two charging options. You can opt for the standard charging system, which plugs into a household plug and takes 20 hours to get a full charge. For an additional cost, Mercedes-Benz will give you their wall charger, which charges the battery in just 3 hours.

With the four-motor all-wheel-drive system that this model uses, Mercedes also gives you the added benefit of AMG Torque Dynamics. This system actively distributes varying force and braking to each wheel to optimize stability.

There are three different modes of AMG Torque Dynamics: Comfort, Sport, and Sport plus. As you progress through each setting, the aggressiveness of the AMG Torque Dynamics system becomes greater, leading to a loss of comfort, but an increase in handling and responsiveness.

In a nutshell, this motor and drivetrain setup is flat-out awesome. Nothing can even complete with it.

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