Mercedes has released images and details of the drivetrain system that is set to be employed in the SLS AMG E-CELL. It has been in development since 2010 when the famous automotive brand first showed the model in pre-production prototype form.

Mercedes has released images and details of the drivetrain system that is set to be employed in the SLS AMG E-CELL. It has been in development since 2010 when the famous automotive brand first showed the model in pre-production prototype form.

Mercedes has drawn on their Formula 1 division for their expertise during the development. The KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) developed by Mercedes was widely considered the best unit in the sport and they have managed to use this to their advantage in developing their first electric sports car.

Power is generated by four synchronous electric motors which are positioned close to the wheels to reduce the unsprung masses. It additionally helps achieve optimal weight ditribution and to give the model a low center of gravity. Combined output is rated at 392 kW (526 bhp / 533 PS) and 880 Nm (649 lb-ft) of torque.

The torque vectoring system distributes an optimal amount of power to each individual wheel which improves the driving dynamics with its enhanced cornering and traction.

The Mercedes SLS AMG E-CELL will only be available in limited numbers with production due to commence in 2013. Check the press release below for the finer details that the German brand has released.

 

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