This ultra-rare Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is looking for a new home

It’s listed for €1.05 million...
by Greg Potts | May 9, 2021
PHOTO: RM Sotheby’s
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Well, here’s something you don’t see every day. This is a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive that’s actually for sale. Given that only nine examples of this wild EV supercar were rumored to be completed, this is a very rare event.

This particular example is in the correct color, too—that painfully bright ‘Green Electric’ hue—and it’s had just two owners who’ve put around 3,800km on the clock since it was first registered in Switzerland in 2013. Very nice.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

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The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive with its gull-wing doors open

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Anyone for a quick recap of the SLS AMG Electric Drive’s stats? It was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show back in 2012, and used four electric motors (one for each wheel) with two gearboxes for a total of 740hp and 999Nm of torque. For reference, that’s 118hp and 366Nm more than the SLS Black Series had.

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The result was a 0-100kph time of 3.9sec, while the 12 low-mounted battery modules provided a range of around 250km. It did weigh around 560kg more than the standard SLS AMG, though. Ouch.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Engine

Still a properly cool thing, isn’t it? Merc included Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ drive modes, while paddles behind the steering wheel controlled the level of regenerative braking.

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Unfortunately, the rarity of the Electric Drive does mean that this one isn’t exactly cheap. RM Sotheby’s currently has it listed for €1,050,000 (P6.07 million). Yikes...

More photos of the the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

The front grille and Mercedes-Benz emblem of the SLS AMG Electric Drive

Electric Drive emblem on the side of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

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The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive with its driver-side gull-wing door open.

A view of the steering wheel and dashboard of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

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The odometers of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

Odometer with charge indicator on the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

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The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Parked beside a river

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