Mercedes has introduced a body shell of the SLS AMG E-CELL in Frankfurt.

Meant to showcase the carbon fiber reinforced plastic transmission tunnel, the display touts the company's mantra of lightweight performance. According to Mercedes, the structure has been "specifically exploited" to be high strength and extremely rigid to prevent damage to the batteries in the event of a crash.

As we have previously reported, the E-CELL has a 48 kWh lithium-ion battery which motivates four electric motors that produce a combined output of 533 PS (392 kW / 526 hp) and 880 Nm (649 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, which is just 0.2 seconds slower than the standard SLS.

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