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SLS AMG E-Cell Goes Lightweight with a Carbon Fiber Spine

Another ambitious technology was created by Mercedes-Benz, called the “AMG Lightweight Performance”, the design is now being introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Made in an effort to upgrade crash safety, the “zero intrusion cell” protects the battery modules in the vehicle from damage and deformation in case there is a crash. The SLS AMG E-CELL body shell being shown by Mercedes-Benz AMG at the IAA 2011 is one trailblazing outcome of its ambitious “AMG Lightweight Performance” design strategy. Its key element is a transmission tunnel made out of lightweight carbon-fibre composite material (CFRP), which is structurally integrated into the aluminium body shell and firmly bonded with it. The… Continue Reading »

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