2018-2019 Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell – mass production of electric SLS AMG

2018-2019 Mercedes showed at the auto show Detroit Auto Show and announced the mass production of electric 2018-2019 Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell. By car is equipped with 4 electric motor with a drive to each wheel a total capacity of 526 horsepower, which are able to accelerate the car from a standstill to 100 km / h in 4 seconds.

It was not a big news and we have already talked about the SLS AMG E-Cell, but at the press conference Chairman of the Board of Daimler AG and Head of 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz Cars, Dieter Zetsche said that: “Who will be able to order a technically advanced, super sports car . ”

Unlike internal-combustion engine, the maximum torque of the electric SLS AMG E-Cell, which attain to the level the impressive figure of 880 Nm, available from virtually place. The combination of excellent traction and total absence of vibration of the four engines are located in close proximity to the wheels offering driving dynamics at the highest level. In addition, all four-wheel drive traction reach optimal conditions regardless of the weather.

Features SLS AMG E-Cell

  • Maximum power – 526 horsepower
  • Torque – 880 Nm
  • Acceleration from standstill to 100 km / h – 4 seconds
  • Battery capacity – 40 A / h
  • Battery voltage – 400 volts

Also, the car is equipped with two cooling circuits that are designed to maintain the temperature regime of the engines and the high-voltage battery SLS AMG E-Cell. To maintain the overall life of the battery and to ensure the most productive mode in the cold time of the battery is heated and cooled in hot weather. For particularly hot climatic conditions may further cooling the battery using the air conditioning system.

The main positive aspect of the design of the electric SLS AMG E-Cell is the optimal weight distribution and a low center of gravity. Weight engines already favorably situated as they are in close proximity to the wheels. Battery modules are distributed in the lower part of the front, the back of the bottom of the seats and the center console. Advantages of this solution include low center of gravity and balanced weight distribution, which is great effect on the characteristics of the behavior of SLS AMG E-Cell on the road.

Engines for the front wheels caused the change of the front axle design. Instead wishbone set on the V8 version, the electric SLS AMG E-Cell is equipped with independent suspension MultiLink. It had to do for the possibility of electric drive arrangement.

Thanks to the sophisticated design of the front axle, which has already been tested in the racing world, agility and driving dynamics on the electric SLS AMG E-Cell achieves the same high level as in the model with a V8 engine. Another distinguishing feature is the speed-sensitive electro-hydraulic power steering.

Go super sports car from gasoline to electricity has led to some changes in the car’s interior. In particular, the dashboard and center console have a new design. The instrument panel provides information about speed, state of battery charge, as well as the approximate mileage on the remaining energy.

The center console is located a 10-inch touch screen, which allows the driver and passenger convenient to control audio, navigation, climate control, as well as receive information on the energy flow of each of the four engines.

Made entirely of high-quality interior leather and Alcantara in black and white color scheme. The materials used not only for sports seats but also for the door linings, steering wheel and a wide central console.

Photos SLS AMG E-Cell