The Mercedes-Benz SLR successor to go hybrid in 2018?

by SpeedLux

A brand-new SLR is said to be having strategies, as well as obviously it’s readied to handle a different path in terms of the method it creates power. As per Auto Bild, a successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren— stated to be called the Mercedes-AMG SLR– is slated to create an introduction come 2018.

This time round, the SLR is claimed to be going the hybrid-power assistance path, and also will rather tackle the likes of the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 as well as Porsche 918 Spyder– electric-assisted cars.

It seems however, that the developers are considering whether to switch over from a front-engine layout to a mid-engine one. Ought to it be the previous, after that a supercharged V6 engine, with an electric motor, is said to be the way to go. Combined, the electric-petrol mix is anticipated to make a total amount of 650 PS.

The front-engine proposition will certainly take a look at a total amount of 3,000 cars made per year, with a targeted rate of EUR250,000 (RM1.12 million) to EUR300,000 (RM1.35 million), per unit.

Should it be a mid-engine SLR for that issue, a supercharged V8, with 2 125 kW electrical motors on the front axle is the route that the company will take. This combo is claimed to create a total amount of 1,050 hp. On top of that, the mid-engine route will see high usage of carbon-fibre for its construction.

If things go according to strategy, the mid-engined SLR will be limited to simply 500 to 750 units and also will carry with it a price tag of over EUR1 million (RM 4.5 million). As for the sequence of designs, the sports car will apparently be the first among the line-up, adhered to by a roadster variation as well as the front runner Black Series one.

Although these details are not yet confirmed, we can for now keep our hopes up.

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