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Electric Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Sportscar

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by dpeilow, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. dpeilow

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    Mercedes Benz SLS AMG eDrive

    Rumormill: Mercedes-Benz working on electric SLS eDrive for 2015

    2015? Might as well run on hydrogen...
     
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    Building up on the earlier announcement of http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/news-articles-events/3003-daimler-builds-batteries.html?highlight=Daimler, we have news of
    Daimler Previews Work on Electric Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Sportscar

    Lots of interesting solutions, some discussed on TMC as suggestions for improvement of the Roadster: four-wheel drive and low-center of mass battery arrangement.

    Does the highlite suggest the use of TM battery pack for eSLS AMG?
     
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    I mentioned that here.

    The highlight says Deutsche Accumotive will provide the battery - the story I posted suggests this car is over 5 years away. Maybe they have a Tesla-equipped prototype.
     
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    If you ask me this is one of the reasons Daimler bought into Tesla. They've got actual working solutions for the PEM, battery etc, etc. Daimler might not use the same tech but if nothing else Tesla has probably done a lot of stupid mistakes during development that Daimler would rather not want to do :) Using Teslas engineers as free consultants would easily be worth a lot to Daimler...

    Cobos
     
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    #5 dpeilow, Jul 17, 2009
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    Mercedes-Benz to Build Electric Supercar - Auto - FOXNews.com


    EDIT: Here is the original press release - New swing-wing model with purely electric high-tech drive system: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG with electric drive – the exciting future of the super sports car


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    So they've gone for two motors (one per axle) rather than hub motors.
     
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    Well, the car has 4 motors overall, which are referred to as "single wheel drive" in the picture. The motor seem to be of "inboard" variety, not the hub-kind as in Lightning GT.
    I'm confused by the second sentence, however. By transmission they must mean gearbox. In that case is axle a short drive-line connecting wheel via gearbox to the motor?
     
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    #7 TEG, Jul 17, 2009
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    Putting the motors inboard like that seems like a logical bit of engineering.
    It might be good to move the brake rotors inboard too like we discussed here to further cut unsprung weight.

    There was some more discussion about this sort of thing here and here.

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    Mercedes Benz SLS AMG eDrive

    2010 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG eDrive Official Car Performance Details | Auto News Blog at InternetAutoGuide.com

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    High performance, all wheel drive, gull wing doors, liquid cool batteries...

    The important bits of the press release:
    No mention of Tesla...
     
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    Less kWh than the Roadster pack yet it seems to take a lot more space.
    Lower energy density cells?
     
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    We first talked about this here.

    The car in the pictures is the ICE version. Another 5 or 6 years seems an awful long time to get the EV version ready.
     
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    Well ahhh...Ok

    Will the weight of the SLS affect its stated range? What would that SLS cost? Serivcing of these version of the SLS??? Will it use the same platform as the current SLS? Just a few questions.
     
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    Looks like it has a 10 inch touch screen. Very similar idea to the Model S. However, the powertrain is basically exactly the same as the e-tron, with 4 motors, 1 on each of the axles.

    mercedes-benz-sls-amg-e-cell-prototype-center-console.jpg
     
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    I would say it's 17" (like the Model S). Also has an LCD virtual instrument cluster like the Models S, but more closely resembling the Fisker Karma with the frames around the dials.

    mercedes-benz-sls-amg-e-cell-prototype-instrument.jpg

    Seems to be a popular idea with concept cars, but is there a vehicle with such an instrument cluster currently on the market? I wonder how people feel about it in day to day use.
     
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    I merged a few threads we had on this car. Seems to be only minor changes over the last year.

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