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7:56.234 minutes - Mercedes-AMG establishes lap record in the “Grüne Hölle” with SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive

AMG cars are extremely popular in the Middle East because of their sound and their performance. So would the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive also become a popular car in the gulf region? Well, maybe not because of its sounds but surely for its outstanding performance.

Especially since the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive circled the Nürburgring Nordschleife (“north loop”) in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes. That makes the electric AMG super sports car at the same time the first electrically-powered series production vehicle, which masters the legendary race track in under eight minutes.

The record time of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive was notarially certified. Two weeks after the first overall win for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the 24 Hours Nürburgring, a further member of the SLS AMG family impressively demonstrates its potential on the most difficult race track worldwide.

“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 vigour“, according to Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.


The technical specs of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive are the following:

Max. output: 552 kW (751 hp)
Torque: 1000 Nm
0-100 km/h: 3.9 s
Top speed: 250 km/h*
Range: 250 km (according to NEDC)
Battery energy content: 60 kWh
Battery voltage: 400 volts
CO2 emissions: 0 g/km
*Electronically limited

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive celebrates its sales launch in June 2013. The purchase price for Germany (incl. 19% VAT) is: 416,500 euros

If the Middle Eastern heat will not affect the performance of this SLS then it can surely be a 'best-seller' among the other super cars in the Middle East and gulf region.

MS
Affalterbach – Dubai - Cairo
07.06.2013

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