Video: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Goes Out For A Test Drive


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

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.


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3 Comments on "Video: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Goes Out For A Test Drive"

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I find it hard to get excited about new EVs on the market that cost more than my house costs, or 8 times more than a Tesla Model-S. I’m more interested in game-changing vehicles.

I cannot understand pricing for this vehicle. Do they estimate ehh say 3 sales of it; they spent already $1m for development and so the cost will be $500k, so they got 3×500=1,5m return 1m for development and build 3 cars with the rest money? They can easily sell it for the same price gasoline car have and stay with some profit. And do an interesting marketing experiment. But they double it.
The only great feature – torque vectoring but at expense of 4 gearboxes weight..Ehh. Its center of weight is much higher than Tesla have. This car does not stay “on the edge” of technology without a doubt. So what’s its price is about?

For this amount of coin I’d expect a bigger battery…. The predecessor to the roadster , what was it? the T200? got 200 miles. And that’s 10 years ago almost now. My roadster gets 244 with careful driving in the spring and fall. This gets similarly 150?

But the rest of the car is no doubt impressive. But I don’t need that much horsepower. When the Tesla goes into power limited mode (about 1/3 power) , I find I don’t miss it much. And this Mercedes has almost 8 times that.