Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell

The first details and images of the electric Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell have leaked over the web last night.

The Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell, showing a bright yellow exterior paint job in these official images, is ready for its debut.

Power for the E-Cell will be provided by four electric motors – one at each corner – that are capable of revving to 12,000rpm.

Power for the setup is said to be 519 horsepower and 649 lb-ft of torque, good enough for a 0-60 time of just 4 seconds.

The Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell is also fitted with reduction gears and a multi-link suspension with push-rod dampers that replace the double-wishbone one in the standard Gullwing.

The aerodynamics of the electric Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell have also been modified in order to get more downforce. The electric Gullwing comes with a re-designed rear diffuser and an extendable front splitter.

The interior changes brought by the new electric Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell include a 10-inch touch screen.

If all goes as planned, the E-Cell should arrive in Mercedes showrooms sometime in 2013.