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Mercedes-Benz SLS E-Cell: Electric prototype preview

Mercedes-Benz announced to the world the SLS AMG, not long after that they offered details that they were in the process of developing a battery electric version as well. Mercedes now has a drivable SLS E-Cell prototype of this gull-wing supercar for you to feast your eyes on — and boy does it look awesome in yellow.

Sam Abuelsamid from Autoblog learned from Automobile that the car will be powered by four — yes four electric motors. There will be two at each axel driving all four wheels to make certain that enough power is transferred to the ground — this is what makes the SLS E-Cell achieve its insane speeds.

All four motors revs up to 12,000rpm and helps to produce 526 horsepower, the end result is a 0 to 60mph time of just four seconds. We are not certain of the top speed, but we know it will be fast — that’s where the extra down force from the reshaped rear diffuser and extendable front splitter comes in handy.

To electric motors is not the only technical enhancement on the Mercedes-Benz SLS E-Cell; there is even a 10-inch touch screen in the interior. The vehicle is not due to hit the streets until 2013 — such a long time to wait for a sexy looking supercar.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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