The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is a limited edition electric variant of the SLS AMG.
- Text originally from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive's Wikipedia article.
The SLS AMG Electric Drive is powered by four electric motors with combined ratings of 552 kW (751 PS; 740 hp) and 1,000 N⋅m (738 lb⋅ft). Each motor can spin up to 13,000 rpm and weighs 45 kg (99 lb). In addition, the transmission allows each motor to selectively drive all 4 wheels. This enables the car to accelerate from a stand still to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds.
The SLS AMG Electric Drive included a liquid-cooled 400 V lithium-ion battery rated to 60 kWh that delivers a range of 250 km (160 mi) under the combined New European Driving Cycle. The 548 kg (1,208 lb) battery pack is made up of 12 modules, each comprising 72 lithium-ion cells. The system was designed as a collaboration between Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive initally appeared as a low Class C car with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 909
- This was changed to 1026 in the 2019 Halloween Update
- MAX rank: 1163
- This was changed to 1170 in the 2019 Halloween Update
- MAX+PRO rank: 1212
- This was changed to 1226 in the 2019 Halloween Update
- Tuning Kit bonus: +59
- This was changed to +36 in the 2019 Halloween Update
- Nitro Efficiency: 7/11.5/16
As of the Fifteenth Anniversary Update, the SLS AMG Electric Drive is now a low Class D car.
The Electric Drive's total top speed is higher than that of the Audi RS 3 Sportback but is otherwise not very high compared to its other competition. The Electric Drive's raw top speed is slightly lower than that of the Audi TTS Coupé, making it the lowest in all of Class C with no Tuning Kit.
With mediocre nitro efficiency, average handling and a wide drifting radius, the Electric Drive is considered one of the worst Class C cars for its rank.
In terms of usage, the Electric Drive mainly competes with the Audi RS 3 Sportback and Chevrolet Camaro GS. The RS 3 is cheaper but has weaker performance, while the Camaro is the best among the 3 but is also more expensive. All three cars are decent starter cars for Class C.
The Electric Drive counts towards the Ion Runners, GT Club, Glimpse into the Future and Mercedes collections.
The Electric Drive costs 25,000 to purchase (originally 6,000, then 9,000). As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost 205,000 to MAX and 15,200 to PRO.