Cool cars from the Paris Motor Show

These are some of the most interesting cars being revealed at one of Europe's premier car shows - the Paris Motor Show.

Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive

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So, you really want the Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe, but its huge V8 engine is an affront to your eco-morality. Well, now you can have it, and you won't have to use one drop of gasoline.

Mercedes on Friday unveiled its stunning, gull winged roadster as a plug-in electric "SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive."

Pictured above in its signature color of "AMG Electricbeam Magno," it produces goose-bump-inducing acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. Mercedes boasts that, using its Formula 1 expertise, it has built the world's fastest electric-powered production vehicle.

The car, which is loaded with new technology and features, has an approximate range of 155 miles on a single charge. Without the optional Mercedes wall box, a full charge will take 20 hours. With the box installed in an in-home garage, that charge-time is reduced to a mere three hours.

Source: CNNMoney
  @peterdrives - Last updated September 28 2012 05:49 PM ET

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