Appearing in concept form about five years ago, Mercedes-AMG One, took the stage with its production body for the first time after a long time. At the heart of the hypercar inspired by Formula 1 cars 1049 hp hybrid engine lies.
What does Mercedes-AMG One offer with its features?
A true road monster, the mid-engined AMG One’s Formula 1-based 1.6-liter V6 engine has an electric turbocharger and can turn 11,000 rpm. This internal combustion engine, which can produce 566 horsepower alone, is accompanied by four electric motors. The engine on the crankshaft produces 161 horsepower, and the engine on the turbocharger produces 121 horsepower. The two electric motors positioned on the front axle provide a total of 322 horsepower. Mercedes states that the system in question responds much faster than the atmospheric V8, thanks to the electric turbo’s enabling more torque at low revs.
The rear axle of Mercedes-AMG One has a hybrid layout with a manually controlled 7-speed gearbox and differential lock with paddles integrated into the steering wheel. The front axle is powered exclusively by a pair of electric motors. The AMG Performance 4Matic+ fully variable all-wheel drive system and torque steering system at the front axle also ensure the best possible traction performance. Mercedes helps charge the high-performance lithium-ion battery, with the front electric motors recovering up to 80 percent of energy during deceleration. The battery with a capacity of 8.4 kWh gives the AMG One a pure electric driving range of 18.1 km and can be charged with a 3.7 kW integrated charger.
The AMG One has six different driving modes: Race Safe, Race, EV, Race Plus, Strat 2 and Individual. In EV mode, as the name suggests, it proceeds in pure electric driving mode. Race Safe mode offers a normal ride that prioritizes electric motors, while Strat 2 mode switches to maximum power and the most aggressive chassis settings, which are only compatible with tracks. The 0-100 km/h data of the vehicle has not been disclosed, but it is stated that it takes 7 seconds to accelerate from 0-200 km/h with the Race Start function. Top speed is electronically limited to 352 km/h. Finally, it should be noted that the F1-based hybrid system has been brought into compliance with Euro 6 emission norms with the updates.
Mercedes-AMG’s hypercar is based on a carbon fiber monocoque chassis with aluminum front and rear subframes. The engine and transmission also act as carriers. It offers adjustable coilover suspension, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes. The latter lowers the front by 37mm and the rear by 30mm. In addition, it also has the function of raising the front axle against obstacles and bumps on the road. Carbon-ceramic composite brakes work on the AMG One. There are 398mm discs and six-piston calipers up front, 380mm discs and four-piston calipers at the rear. It is stated that all discs are perforated and internally ventilated.
The exterior design of the hypercar is almost identical to the concept in 2017. The rearward fin shape of the air intake in the roof, the active flaps in the form of louvers on the front fenders, the upward-opening doors and the active rear spoiler are among the design elements that draw attention in this area. Looking at the back, the rear lip on the thin LED taillights is slightly larger and some changes have been made to the huge diffuser. Removable carbon fiber engine covers and larger side mirrors are among other changes. The most noticeable change is the model-specific 10-spoke forged aluminum wheels. There is an aerodynamic carbon fiber cover on the rims.
275 units of the Mercedes-AMG One will be produced, and each of the $2.72 million vehicles has already been sold.