125 years after inventing the automobile, Daimler is set to reinvent it with this, the Mercedes SLS E-Cell. This battery-electric supercar redefines green cars as we know it and pictures a brighter future for both environmentalists ans car enthusiasts. So far it’s been just a concept, but at NAIAS Mercedes officials confirmed they are putting the SLS E-Cell into the production by 2013.
Mercedes-AMG is accepting the challenges of motoring of the future: the SLS AMG E-CELL is evidence of the state-of-the-art development of an exciting super sports car featuring a zero-emission high-tech drive. Boasting a power output of 535 hp and 880 Nm of torque, the technology vehicle from AMG is able to offer exceptional performance.
“The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL is the most technically advanced super sports car in the 125-year history of the automobile, and shows just how fascinating electromobility can be. Our customers will be able to order it from their Mercedes-Benz dealers from 2013 onwards”, said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, at the Mercedes press conference.
Zetsche delivered his words on the redesigned Mercedes show stand, which offers a three-dimensional experience of the Stuttgart automaker’s multi-faceted driveline strategy on an area of almost 1,800 square metres.
“Our stand architecture vividly shows how single-mindedly we are moving forward,” continued Zetsche. “We are driving on a multi-lane highway into the future – one that we have populated with all relevant driveline technologies. The spectrum ranges from high-tech internal combustion engines, like our new gasoline direct injection units and our BlueTEC diesels, through a variety of types of hybrids to powerful battery and fuel cell electric drives with full everyday usability.”