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Cars June, 8 2013

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Breaks Nürburgring EV Lap Record

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive circled the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes. “Mercedes-AMG impressively shows the potential of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive with the new record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Mercedes-AMG is the first vehicle manufacturer which makes it possible to circle the Nordschleife in under eight minutes with an electrically-powered series production vehicle. This record run is another proof for our constant innovative vigor,” according to Ola Källenius, chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

The currently strongest AMG high-performance car has four electrical motors with a total output of 552 kW (751 hp) and maximum torque of 1000 Nm. The car is therefore advancing to become the strongest and fastest electrically-powered series production vehicle in the world. The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in a mere 3.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited). The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive celebrates its sales launch in June 2013. The purchase price is approximately $550,737 USD.

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