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Mercedes Confirms SLS AMG E-Cell Production



Mercedes has officially confirmed plans to put the SLS AMG E-Cell into production.

Green-lighted under the company's "AMG Performance 2015" strategy, the production model will likely mimic the prototype that has been leaked, tease, and driven by David Coulthard.

As you may recall, the car is motivated by a 48 kWh lithium-ion battery which sends power to four synchronous electric motors that produce a combined 392 kW (526 bhp / 533 PS) and 880 Nm (649 lb-ft) of torque.  This enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, which is just 0.2 seconds slower than the petrol-powered SLS.

On the styling front, the E-Cell features LED headlights, a wider radiator grille, a revised hood, and a more aggressive rear diffuser. Other goodies include matte black accents, an extendable front splitter (that moves 7cm downwards at speeds above 120 km/h), and exclusive 10-spoke light-alloy wheels.

Inside, the cabin boasts Nappa leather upholstery, Alcantara accents, a new instrument cluster, and a revised center console with 25cm (9.8-inch) touchscreen display.

According to Ola Källenius, chairman of the board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, "We take social responsibility very seriously and with the SLS AMG E-CELL we are demonstrating a further milestone in our 'AMG Performance 2015' strategy. It is our goal to continually reduce the fuel consumption and emissions of new models in the coming years, while at the same time enhancing the core brand value of performance."


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