• Jun 22, 2010

We got our first look at the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell prototype yesterday and now we can see it in motion. The German magazine Bild has a video of their first drive in the electric supercar. Unfortunately, our conversational German isn't up to snuff, so it's hard to decipher the commentary and driving impressions. However, we do get a good look under the hood, where the 6.2-liter V8 has been replaced by a several cubic feet of electronics, motors and high-voltage cabling. Inside, we get a glimpse of the new instrument cluster, including a display that can toggle between the battery's state of charge and power flow or the navigation information.

If and when Mercedes-Benz let's us have a crack at the prototype, sunglasses will be a necessity. Check out the retina-searing video after the jump.



[Source: Youtube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      One day...one day I hope to drive this beasty :-)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Translation:
      (all quite ironic)
      - mercedes vison of the future
      - in two years available
      - the magazine was able to drive it at Norway
      - incredible, exact stearing and power with torque of 880 Nm
      - 4 Engines (one per wheel), 533 hp
      - permanent Allwheel, just one Gear
      - cockpit like Stark Trek, all digital

      conclusion:

      World needs Electric Cars - but seriously not this one.
      Anyway you definetly WANT it, after driving it ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd drive it, yellow and all!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Car and Driver estimates over 1000lbs of batteries.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's up with the "Dodge Viper" comments? The original 300SL/300SLR had the long hood and short trunk design treatment as well. There are many cars on the market with this design feature.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That touch screen center stack should be standard on ALL SLSs, not just the E-Cell.

      I always felt that the SLS' interior was drab and uninspiring- this improvement drastically changes my opinion.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If the UK evaluators who looked at the Nissan Leaf are correct, I should be able to pick one of these up for a song in, say, 2018. ;-)
      • 4 Years Ago
      It still have the steering wheel? Blah, unadvanced crap...