Acquire this Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Electric Travel and are living that electrical gullwing lifetime

Mercedes-Benz is in the midst of a significant electric-auto push, with many types in the pipeline. It can be a huge modify from just a couple years ago, when Mercedes’ strategy of an electric auto was the constrained-generation SLS AMG Electrical Travel. One particular of a handful of these electric gullwing coupes crafted is now for sale through RM Sotheby’s.

Unveiled at the 2012 Paris Intercontinental Motor Present, the SLS AMG Electric powered Travel changed the gasoline-powered SLS supercar’s 6.2-liter V-8 with four electric motors, which produced a mixed 740 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque—much much more than the gasoline version.

Mercedes quoted a -60 mph time in 3.9 seconds, which was .3 seconds slower than the present-day gasoline SLS AMG GT, probable owing to the extra bodyweight of the battery pack. Major pace was electronically constrained to 155 mph, and the Electric Push briefly held the Nürburgring lap record for creation EVs, with a 7:56.234 lap time.

When the motor vehicle was unveiled, Mercedes quoted a 150-mile variety, as calculated on the a lot more liberal European screening cycle. That assortment was supplied by a 60-kilowatt-hour battery pack that weighed about 1,200 pounds. To counteract that excess weight, Mercedes gave the Electric powered Generate a full carbon-fiber monocoque, proclaiming a 30% fat preserving over the gasoline car’s aluminum structure.

 

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive (Photo by RM Sotheby's)

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electrical Generate (Photo by RM Sotheby’s)

This vehicle, which boasts the retina-searing Green Electric paint colour that was special to the Electric Travel, was delivered new to Switzerland and now resides in the Netherlands. It can be accrued just 2,361 miles amongst two homeowners, according to the listing. The asking cost is 1.05 million euros (close to $1.2 million).

That’s a significant phase up from the car’s initial foundation value of 416,500 euros, but this is fairly a unusual beast. Mercedes at first prepared to establish 100 models, but only nine are thought to have in fact been manufactured, according to the listing.

The SLS AMG Electric Travel wasn’t the only significant-priced electrical sports activities car to drop flat. The Audi R8 E-Tron appeared all-around the identical time, but finally fizzled out after a troubled progress approach.

Today, Mercedes is concentrating on much more mainstream EVs, such as the EQC crossover already on sale in Europe. That product is not coming to the United States, but the EQS flagship sedan is slated to arrive in this article later this 12 months. A host of other crossovers and sedans, which include the mid-dimensions EQE sedan and some compact designs, are also on the way.