The Brits at Everrati have converted a Mercedes W113 SL to an electric drive. The electric version of the popular Mercedes SL Pagoda is faster than the combustion engine version. Here are the figures.
The Brits at Everrati have a clear mission: to create the most desirable, sustainable, classic, and iconic zero-emission cars in the world. Porsche hasn’t yet had the courage to develop an electric 911, but Everrati already offers several electric versions of the Porsche 911 (964), Ford GT40 MK2, Range Rover Classic, and Land Rover Series IIA. For example, an electric Porsche 911 (964) has a 500 ps engine, and a Ford GT40 MK2 has an 800 ps engine which gives them a 0-100 kph acceleration in under 4 seconds.
They’ve recently added another iconic model to their retrofit list: a Mercedes W113 known as the SL Pagoda. Produced between 1963 and 1971 in roadster and coupe versions, it replaced both the 300 SL (W198) and 190 SL (W121) and was available in 230 SL, 250 SL, and 280 SL versions. The British took the 280 SL and replaced the M130 2.8-litre inline six-cylinder engine developing 170 ps and 240 Nm with an electric motor.
The Everrati SL is more powerful and faster than the classic model. With 304 ps and 300 Nm, the electric motor accelerates the Everrati SL from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in less than 7.0 seconds compared to 8.8 on the original model, while the top speed is 200 kph (124 mph) on both versions. The electric motor is mated to a single-speed gearbox with a gear ratio of 1.90:1.
Range of over 300 km
Everrati didn’t want to fit a very large battery to keep the kerb weight in line with the original model and provide good dynamics. People who buy such a classic car converted to electric propulsion are not interested in driving very long distances but use it for weekend pleasure trips. That’s why Everrati has fitted a 68 kWh battery that provides a range of over 200 miles (about 322 km). Like modern electric cars, the Everrati SL can recover energy when braking.
Models converted to electric propulsion are first refurbished, not by Everrati but by partners at Hilton & Moss whose headquarters are only a two-hour drive from Everrati. Through this cooperation, Everrati is considering converting other classic Mercedes models to electric power in the future.
The converted electric version retains an almost identical design to the classic version. Prior to the conversion, Hilton & Moss completely dismantled the car and restored it using the original reconditioned parts as far as possible. On the outside, it’s almost impossible to see the difference between the classic and the electric car except for the rear charging port. Everrati has fitted inside a few electric propulsion-specific instruments, but their design is based on the original.
Everrati is offering the SL Pagode electric for £295,000 (around 340,000 euro/$359,070). The good thing is that if the customer changes their mind, Everrati can fit the original ICE engine and gearbox in its place. They doesn’t yet say at what price the reverse operation can be carried out. With these conversions, Everrati is succeeding in giving a second life to famous classics in the electric era.
The new electrified Mercedes W113 SL Pagoda by Everrati celebrate its public premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show, which take place between September 27-30, 2023.