2011 Brabus High Performance 4WD Full Electric concept carEnlarge Photo
This year’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show has been heavily dominated by the drive towards greener vehicles, better gas mileage, and zero tailpipe-emissions motoring.
So it’s no surprise that German tuning house Brabus has followed the trend set by most of the major automakers attending the show -- developing an all-electric, all-wheel drive version of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan which it plans to produce in small numbers sometime soon.
With four in-wheel electric motors producing a combined 320 kilowatts of power and a claimed 2,360 pound-feet of torque, the all-wheel drive Brabus Electric E-Class is capable of accelerating from 0-62 miles-per-hour in under 7 seconds.
While the Brabus Mercedes-Benz E-Class isn’t as fast as the Mercedes-Benz Gullwing SLS AMG E-Cell the German automaker will be making for 2013, it is certainly a little more practical.
And that practicality extends into the car’s range, thanks to a 57 kilowatt-hour battery pack capable of providing up to 217 miles of range on a single charge.
While Brabus is more at home tuning Mercedes-Benz gasoline-based cars, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen it breathe its magic on an all-electric car, having previously tuned a 2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive and even a 2008 Tesla Roadster.
Brabus hasn’t yet detailed a price or production schedule for this impressive car -- but we’d like to bet that it will cost considerably more than either a stock Mercedes-Benz E-Class, or a gasoline-tweaked Brabus E-Class.
[Brabus via MotorAuthority]