Friday, September 18, 2009

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG eDrive may come in 2015

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes admitted that its engineers are gaining a lot of progress in its goal to develop an electric version of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and to eventually have a limited production in 2015 Drawing heavily on the production version of the SLS, the new zero-emission supercar, the SLS eDrive, will be offered with the same lightweight aluminum body as the production version of the SLS. It even has its signature gullwing doors. The new car’s interior is mostly unchanged, except for minor modifications made to the switchgear to reflect the electric driveline. The SLS eDrive will use a heavily modified version of the standard SLS’s rear-wheel-drive platform. To accommodate the new hardware, the carmaker brought about the inclusion of a new pushrod front suspension, with coilover damper units mounted horizontally in place of the standard car’s more conventional upright double wishbone arrangement to free up space around the front axle.
Frankfurt Report: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG eDrive may come in 2015

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