Chris Harris, YouTube’s DRIVE channel reviewer had the opportunity to take the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive for a few hot laps, and filed a report.
Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive 0-62 mph in 3.9 Seconds
And because the car starts at 416,500 EUR in Germany, and because we are quite likely to never get the opportunity ourselves, we simply offer his test drive.
As a primer, the SLS AMG ED has a combined output of 551 kW, which translates to only 740 hp, and 738 lb-ft of torque. Electronically limited to 125 mph, although the car is said to be able to achieve 155 mph.
0-62 comes up in 3.9 seconds, while total range from the AMG ED's 60 kWh battery, when driving conservatively, is around 160 miles according to the reviewer, but quite a lot less if you are using the car vigorously.
Does Chris Harris come away liking the car? It is hard to tell over all the giggling during the 18 minute test drive.