Mercedes-Benz unveils electric version at Paris Auto Show

first_imgGerman luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz unveiled its electric version, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive, at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. The luxury carmaker company had made the promise to launch an electric version of its SLS AMG by the end of 2013. According to report on foxnews.com, the car comes with a staggering 740 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. The report citing Mercedes-Benz said, “The SLS AMG Electric Drive will sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 3.9 seconds and easily reach its electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The fastest gas-powered SLS AMG, the 583-horsepower SLS AMG GT, needs only 3.6 seconds to reach 60 mph, though it isnt hindered by a heavy battery pack.”The report further adds: “The battery back in the SLS AMG Electric Drive weighs just over 1,200 pounds, and is rated at 60 kWh. It has a range of about 150 miles with mixed driving. Charge time takes more than 20 hours using an ordinary household outlet, though Mercedes-Benz plans to offer a quick-charge option.”  The technology behind the AMG Torque Dynamics system was reportedly developed together with engineers from the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team, who were able to contribute their extensive know-how with KERS hybrid concepts. It may be noted that the German luxury carmaker has recently launched its new Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer in India. The new luxury car will be priced at Rs 21.49 lakh for the B180 and Rs 24.87 lakh for the B180 Sport (ex-Mumbai).According to reports, Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer is available in two variants B 180 and the B 180 Sport.The car is reportedly packed with safety features with 7 airbags including a knee airbag. Mercedes-Benz is offering a 1.6 litre petrol engine that churns out 122PS of power and is repotedly mated to Merc’ss 7-speed dual clutch gearbox with 3 driving modes.Debashis Mitra, Director, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India said: “We are extremely excited with the initial response of the B-Class in India. Our Strategy of introducing the segment & then launching the car has been well received by our customers. The huge response only demonstrates that the Three Pointed Star is easily the most aspired brand in India and kicks off a beginning of our product offensive in next couple of year in India.”In coming five to six years, Mercedes Benz India expects cars priced in the Rs.20-25 lakh band to account for 40-50 percent of total sales.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more