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Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda with electric drive from MMC!

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Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda with electric drive from MMC!

The electrification of the Mercedes-Benz 280SL (W 113) by Moment Motor Company! In the world of classics the Moment Motor Company with their latest creation, the Mercedes-Benz 280SL “Pagoda” (English for pagoda), an electric breeze on the street. The tuner from Texas, known for its outstanding conversions of classic vehicles into electric cars, has the legendary one this time Mercedes-Benz 280SL tackled. The car will be as limited model Be part of their signature series, in which classic looks seamlessly merge with modern e-technology. The founder of the Moment Motor Company, Marc Davis, started in 2017 with the goal of revitalizing classic cars through electrification.

Mercedes-Benz 280SL “Pagoda”

They have already worked with a number of classics, including one BMW 2800CS, Alfa Romeo GT Veloce, Porsche 911 and even one DeLorean DMC-12. By converting it into an electric car, the... 280SL Pagoda a more pleasant and everyday vehicle. The built one 400 volt electric drive generates tight 300 PS and they are joined by strong ones 502 NM torque. For comparison: the original M130 engine of the 280SL only produced it 168 PS. Next to the Three-phase electric motor the Mercedes-Benz 280SL also received one 62 kWh battery pack, which should enable a range of 175 miles (approx. 282 km). In addition, the vehicle was equipped with a fully integrated Vehicle control system as well as electrical Brakes and Electric power steering .

expected no bargain

The conversion not only takes into account the removal of the combustion engine, but also meticulous attention is paid to the structural integrity and the original one optics of the classic. In collaboration with Unique Cars of Palm Beach Moment Motor Company is currently selling complete restorations and electrifications of the over half-century-old classic. However, the cost of the conversion is around $135.000, excluding the donor vehicle. Moment can also be through his partner restored, turnkey vehicle for additional 250.000 dollars provide. The electrified classic is a good example of how traditional looks and the latest technology can merge to create a timeless experience.

Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda with electric drive from MMC!

Electrical conversion Mercedes-Benz 280SL:

  • Limited model series: Part of the 'Signature' series for classic conversions
  • Price: Conversion alone approximately £107,000 ($135,000), donor vehicle not included
  • Additional optionFully restored vehicle by partner Unique Cars of Palm Beach for approximately £197,000 ($250,000)
  • Powerful drive: 400 volt electric drive with 300 HP and 502 NM torque
  • Improved engine: Three-phase permanent motor with 62 kWh battery pack
  • Reach: Stated at 175 miles (approx. 282 km)
  • Vehicle control: Fully integrated control system, electric brakes and steering

Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda with electric drive from MMC!

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Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda with electric drive from MMC!
Mercedes-Benz 280SL “Pagoda” with electric drive from MMC!
Photo credit/source: Moment Motor Company - the tuning magazine

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