Electric Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG sets new Nurburgring lap record

Production version to go on sale this month
Jun 7, 2013
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Mercedes-Benz recently brought its SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive to the Nurbugring\'s Nordschleife circuit where it set a time of seven minutes and 56.234 seconds to claim the record as the \"first electrically powered series production vehicle to have mastered the legendary racetrack in under eight minutes.\"

\"The record for the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive in 7:56.234 minutes on the Nordschleife shows the special position of our innovative and unique drive solution,\" said Mercedes-AMG board member and head of overall vehicle development Tobias Moers. \"With an extremely efficient battery technology derived from Formula 1, four electric motors positioned close to the wheels, AMG Torque Dynamics, the SLS eSound and our ambitious AMG Lightweight Performance design strategy, the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive generates a breathtaking sensation unlike any other model out on the road.\"

According to Mercedes-Benz, the unit that set the record is close to the production version, which will be launched this month. In addition, not only is it the most powerful AMG high-performance car with an output of 751hp and 1,000Nm, it\'s also \"the strongest and fastest electrically powered series production vehicle in the world\" with the 0-to-100kph sprint dispatched in 3.9 seconds. The car\'s electronically limited top speed is 250kph.

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