If the rumors are to be believed, Mercedes-Benz is planning a roadster version for the SLS AMG E-Cell electric supercar. Dutch newspaper De Telegraph is reporting that Mercedes-Benz is seriously looking at an SLS E-Cell Roadster.

Through the rough translation, we're able to determine the reporting says that following the roll-out of the SLS E-Cell, Mercedes-Benz will see how the fully-electric gullwing sells and then make a decision. "We will see how great the demand becomes," said an undisclosed Mercedes-Benz representative, "We currently have no idea how many people are actually interested."

To refresh your memory, the SLS E-Cell uses four electric motors to generate a combined 526 horsepower and 649 pound feet of torque. With so much torque available from zero rpms, it should achieve a 0-60 time of four seconds.

The SLS E-Cell obviously lacks the standard car's big 6.3-liter V8 up front, and its new powertrain requires a completely different front axle and reworked front aerodynamics. The all-electric powerplant also gets some range-extending assistance from the Mercedes F1 team and its kinetic energy recovery system. We're not sure if the production SLS E-Cell Roadster will come in the same AMG Luminetric Mango as the auto show darling seen above, but we are sure someone will ask for it.


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      wickedme91
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder how Luminetric Mango look in matte.
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      The goggles, they do nothing!
      Space
      • 2 Years Ago
      man i love that paint job! seriously, but i'm weird.
      Carac
      • 2 Years Ago
      In the regular V8 SLS you lose the iconic gullwing doors, sacrificing them mostly for more of that glorious engine noise. In the SLS E-cell roadster you're sacrificing the iconic doors for...more tire noise?
      brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wouldn't it make more sense to make a smaller car electric - something like the SLK?
      Harold O
      • 2 Years Ago
      I assume that 'paint ' job is made with Organic LED panels .How much power does that take from the batteries --how about a report.on that technology ??
        Val
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Harold O
        since it is not made with organic leds, there is no need for a report.
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Eighth Wonder of the World that can be seen from space! (i.e., OMG! MY EYES!).