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The Polestar 1 EV Costs More Than A Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe

New technology is always expensive, but the Polestar 1's numbers are eye-widening when compared to conventionally-powered high-end cars...

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The Polestar 1 EV Costs More Than A Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe - News

The Polestar 1 electric coupe will be priced from £135,500 in the UK, but as we already know, it’s left-hand drive only. That’s a bit more expensive than predicted.

Prices have been announced at the Beijing Motor Show, including a starting point of €155,000 in mainland Europe. The price point puts it up against the likes of the £125,600 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupé and the V12-powered BMW M760Li xDrive, which will set you back £138,335 plus options.

The Polestar 1 EV Costs More Than A Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe - News

Polestar would rather lease it to customers, though, through an all-in monthly payment that covers insurance, road tax where charged, maintenance and so on. It’s not going to be cheap, but details haven’t been released yet.

The two-door Polestar 1 musters a combined 592bhp from a 338bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine coupled to the front wheels, an integrated starter motor/generator that adds 39bhp and two electric motors at the rear that bundle another 215bhp into the equation. It can sprint to 60mph in less than four seconds.