If you are searching for an environmentally friendly luxury car that will significantly minimize your carbon emissions, then the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL electric vehicle deserves a look-see. As part of the Mercedes Benz’s strategy “AMG Performance 2015,” the leading luxury brand is working toward decreasing fuel utilization and emissions. This state-of-the-art “green” super sports car is the latest development set to rock the market by 2013. According to Mercedes Benz Chairman Ola Kallenius, “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.”
A Work of Art
This EV release is set to conquer the road with its fluorescent “AMG lumilectric magno” paint. The SLS AMG version replaces the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and was inspired by the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. The emission-free sports car has its own unique look with attributes that include dynamically shaped full-LED headlamps with daytime driving lights. Mercedes Benz has included a wider radiator grille complete with transverse slats, and customized air outlet openings in their new electric vehicle. Every removable part will come in a matte black finish. Its front apron is brought forward so that air will flow at a maximum in the underbody. A steeper angle of the rear diffuser replaces the exhaust system. The latest, smooth-surfaced light-alloy wheels complete this high-performance electric vehicles profile.
Not Just Another Sports Car
The SLS AMG E-Cell has four electric motors. Two low-temperature cooling circuits help retain a constant operating temperature in the four electric motors and the power electronics. A liquid-cooled high-voltage lithium-ion battery has an energy content of 48 kWh and a rated capacity of 40Ah. This feature helps in taking full advantage of the safety, reliability and service life of the battery. The car’s total capacity can maximize at a super-aggressive throttle range of 526 hp and 649 lb-ft of torque. It is unquestionably a sports car that is competent to reach 0 to 62 mph in an amazing 4 seconds. Now that is a sweet ride!
This remarkable vehicle has a driving program that is exceptionally simple, efficient, and flexible. In the Comfort setting only 40% of the motor’s capability is utilized, while in the Sport drive setting 60% of the power and torque can be felt. The highest performance you can set the car on is the Sport+ mode which will provide the full throttle. The Manual mode can replicate the Sport+ mode but cannot use regenerative braking.
The SLS AMG E-cell automobile has no gears to shift. Instead, the driver will use three large buttons (Park [P], Drive [D], and Reverse [R]) on the center console to maneuver the vehicle. A 9-inch LCD touch screen compliments a new instrument cluster (this provides information on speed, charge status of the battery, and the estimated range) that will facilitate in monitoring the vehicle for situation awareness.
Worth the Wait
Even if the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL automobile has not yet hit the market, the flurry or anticipation is building. It has impressive performance figures, cool exterior looks, and an extraordinary list of technology features that will leave you breathless. It is not just another automobile in the market. It is the key to exceptional performance coordinated with sustainable luxury. This new EV pioneers the future of cars in the field of emission-free vehicles. This absolutely indicates that Mercedes Benz is truly “Engineered like no other car in the world.”