2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive – There is probably nothing wrong with a 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series that an additional 118 hp, 270 pounds-ft, and all-wheel-drive can not heal. This is the delusional musings of passion in a man’s head to a giddy hot licking session in Mercedes’s hottest performing sports car while shuttling to another part of the route to sample. An even more powerful SLS. Meet the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Benz super EV we have a chance to sample for a short time after our rounds in the SLS Black at France’s Paul Ricard circuit. 740 HP and 738 lb-ft, this eco-green monster ranks as the most powerful production electric car on earth. Four separate cars draw energy from a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is the real star of the show. Weighs 1200 pounds and is capable of delivering 600 hp, it sets a benchmark for automotive energy and power density. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive weigh 99 pounds each, and are mounted near the vehicle center line.
Every 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive motor is precisely monitored and controlled torque delivery and energy recovery, so as to provide precise torque vectoring all acceleration and braking conditions. This system has three settings, ranging from comfort (tuned for soft throttle response and limits stuurtraagheid) in sport and sport + office response, delivering neutral and Over Send conduct respectively.
As in most 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive, the cars drive the wheels directly through a gear reduction roughly equivalent to fifth gear in the standard SLS, so despite all that killer torque and double the draw, 1000 pounds heavier SLS about 3.8 seconds to hit 60 mph on the way to a top speed of 155 mph. It certainly does not feel like a welded SLS fifth gear carrying 1000 pounds of ballast. Acceleration is strong, and is very agile cornering behavior, due to the torque vectoring. And a synthetic “power” soundtrack played by the 11-speaker stereo help mask unpleasant sounds like pebbles bouncing the chassis and tire motor whine. The noise ranks somewhere between a V-12 and a turbine engine for smoothness havoc, and can be turned off. We ensure the car will travel about 120 miles on a charge if driven normally in the city, or it may complete two hot laps of the Nurburgring. The best part: recharge takes only three hours using AMG’s 22-kW additional wall charger.
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Price
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive redesigned front and rear suspensions. Accommodation of the front half-shafts need to switch to a pushrod-operated horizontal coil-over shock units. In back, the anti-roll bar had to be relocated aft of the cars instead of the transaxle. A T-shaped carbon-fiber battery box is bound in the aluminum spaceframe. 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive aluminum body assembled in Sindelfingen be sent to Affalterbach, where the electrical equipment installed in seven stations.
The system was developed in conjunction with the F1 kinetic energy recovery system experts AMG High Performance powertrains in Brixworth, England. All this complexity helps explain why this version costs more than twice as much as the Black Series ($ 544,000 in Europe). Unfortunately, it is not available in the U.S.