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Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive

The Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive is to convince even the most electric car cynic that power doesn’t have to be

Powered by four individual – which together develop a 740bhp – it’s not only the powerful road-going electric car in but the most powerful production ever, too.

Officially, the Drive won’t be sold in the UK, but will do all it can to assist you if you want to one. That’s hardly really, given the car’s price of €416,500 (around

What’s the 2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Drive like to drive?

A time of 3.9 seconds means the SLS Drive is as quick as a Lamborghini and that’s despite it weighing as as a BMW X5 and having only one gear.

more impressive than the outright pace, though, is the way it its power. Maximum torque is from the instant you hit the accelerator and no let-up as it hurtles you towards an limited top speed of 155mph.

The is made even more by fact that all this in near-silent conditions. That if you do want some noise to add to the you can switch on the ‘SLS eSound’ which plays unusual frequencies through the 11-speaker as you accelerate and brake.

With a half-tonne battery on it’s hardly surprising the Electric Drive isn’t as nimble as a regular V8-powered However, thanks to a clever Dynamics system, it’s remarkably agile – especially in Plus’ mode. The clever computer varies the amount of sent to each individual to maximise traction and keep the car balanced through corners.

Switching to ‘Comfort’ makes the lighter and limits power to increase the car’s range. In mode, the Electric Drive has a maximum range of 155 miles, is pretty remarkable by electric car – even though Mercedes 125 miles is a more realistic


What’s the 2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Drive like inside?

you’ve managed to limbo the hugely impractical gullwing and into the heavily bolstered AMG seats, the Electric Drive and feels very much a regular SLS.

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There are one or two notable differences, the rev counter has been replaced a display that gives you about power output and the of charge in the battery.

The Comand system has also been to give more detailed about the energy flow and to the battery pack, and the display can chart how efficient your has been.

The steering wheel-mounted from the standard SLS remain, but they aren’t needed for they’ve been reconfigured to the regenerative braking system.

Charging the monstrous 60kW takes around 20 hours a domestic plug socket, the optional high-voltage ‘wall cuts this to around hours.

Should I buy one?

The SLS Drive hasn’t been to save the planet; it’s built to showcase the pinnacle of car technology, and it does this in fashion.

True, it’s no faster than a regular has a much shorter range and nearly twice as much to Nevertheless, if you have a few hundred pounds just lying and want the ultimate toy, the Drive is undoubtedly it.

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