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Post by BigMouse » Sat, 13 Apr 2013, 14:49

Mercedes demonstrates performance, handling, and innovations that aren't possible with ICE.

Chris Harris youtube review

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Post by marty11 » Sat, 13 Apr 2013, 16:27

Here is the video showing technology including Vectoring of the 4 independant motors.

Showcasing the things to come ...

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/04/11/test ... is-harris/

enjoy the future!

Edit: Just watched the Big Mouse's post above youtube link.. its the same as the one I saw. .mine I got from Chev Volt forum ..
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Post by a4x4kiwi » Sun, 14 Apr 2013, 03:57

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Post by zeva » Sun, 14 Apr 2013, 05:40

It is a very slick machine, I like it a lot. Way out of the price range of normal people, but a great demonstration of things to come. I look forward to the day when I can get a 4WD electric car with torque vectoring (or I might just have to make one).

I think it is a shame though that the thing ended up so heavy (2200kg)! It's hard to make >2 tonnes feel like a sports car. And no wonder it needs 500kg of batteries to get 200km range.
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Post by BigMouse » Sun, 14 Apr 2013, 17:46

zeva wrote:I think it is a shame though that the thing ended up so heavy (2200kg)! It's hard to make >2 tonnes feel like a sports car. And no wonder it needs 500kg of batteries to get 200km range.


By the time this technology is in cars that are more affordable, hopefully the price and weight of batteries will have come down significantly.

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Post by unheardofinstruments » Mon, 15 Apr 2013, 05:54

Pretty impressive result, 440kw must feel pretty amazing. I can imagine the test drivers having a lot of fun with the yet to be perfected torque vectoring software, lots of ironing out no doubt. If only we got to play with that much carbon fibre.

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