We now get to witness the Mercedes-Benz AMG One in its ultimate production version, some five years after the Mercedes-AMG Project One concept was first shown to the public for the first time.
The much-anticipated hypercar coming from Affalterbach and one of the most successful teams in the history of Formula One stays true to the design of the concept while keeping the promise of a motorsport-derived hybrid powertrain capable of producing a combined output of 1,049 horsepower (782 kW / 1,063 PS).
Maintaining the Integrity of the Design of the Mercedes-Benz AMG One
The Mercedes-Benz AMG One is practically indistinguishable from the concept vehicle that was shown in 2017. It has kept the roof scoop that was merged into the central fin, the active louvres on the front fenders, the upwards opening doors, and the active rear spoiler that was shown in 2017.
The rear end has been subtly modified, as seen by a more prominent lip located above the LED taillights and a few alterations on the enormous diffuser that houses the F1-inspired triple exhaust pipes. These changes are visible when one examines the vehicle more closely.
Other changes include larger wing mirrors and removable carbon-fiber engine covers that integrate large NACA air intakes. Customer examples of the Mercedes-Benz AMG One hypercar are now being produced at a dedicated facility in Coventry, United Kingdom, five years after the car was first shown. This marks the beginning of the hypercar’s second generation.
Only 275 will be produced, and the owner of the first one won’t receive it until the second half of 2022. Even though the beginning price was an exorbitant 2.275 million euros (roughly $2.3 million), all of the build slots were purchased immediately.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the hypercar is manufactured in the United Kingdom given the close relationship between the One and Mercedes’ Formula 1 cars (after all, the engine is shared between the two). Although the Mercedes Formula One team competes under a German license, the team’s headquarters are located in the United Kingdom.
The race vehicles are manufactured in Brackley, which is located to the north-west of London, while the power units are obtained from Brixworth, which is located nearby.
The powerplant is a turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6, and it is primarily based on the design of Mercedes’ race vehicle that won the championship during the 2015 Formula One season. However, the remaining components of the One’s powertrain are actually more advanced than those found in the F1 car.
In contrast to the race vehicle, which only has the turbo V-6 and a motor-generator driving the rear wheels, as well as a second motor-generator integrated with the turbocharger, the production vehicle has two more motor-generators than the race car.
All-wheel drive for the one is provided by these, which turn each of the front wheels independently. Although it has a peak output of 1,049 horsepower, the car is relatively hefty for a two-seater, coming in at 3,737 pounds, which is close to the weight of a Ford Mustang GT. This is despite the fact that the automobile has a comparatively large displacement.
As for the remainder of the manufacturing of the Mercedes-Benz AMG One collaborated closely with Multimatic, a business based in Canada that was also responsible for the construction of the Ford GT, to source the carbon-fiber monocoque with a bonded-in roof and build the production line for the vehicle. The assembly of each vehicle requires approximately fifty people, and that number does not take into account the powertrain.
Each Mercedes-Benz AMG One construction process is comprised of a total of sixteen critical steps, beginning with the assembly of important components and culminating in a wet weather test and final drive. There are several quality checks performed after each stage, and the results of each of these checks are documented in great detail in the documentation of the manufacturing process.
When everything is finished, the automobiles are given a protective covering before being loaded onto a truck and driven to AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany. There, they are handed over to their respective owners.
Note that despite the fact that several of the available build slots were purchased by clients in the United States, AMG was unable to get the car and its temperamental engine certified for sale in the United States without a significant reduction in performance. Because of the Show or Display law, there is a glimmer of hope for customers in the United States who are interested in bringing their Ones back with them.
According to the regulation, non-U.S. It is possible to obtain approval for private importation of certified automobiles that have historical or technological significance, but this comes with some restrictions, such as a mileage cap of 2,500 miles per year.
Mercedes-Benz AMG One Performance
The performance of the Mercedes-Benz AMG One is estimated to feature a time of 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed capped at 219 mph, most likely as a result of the aerodynamics. It is also possible that a production car may set a new lap record at the Nürburgring. The benchmark to beat is the time of 6:43.61 minutes, established in 2020 by AMG’s GT Black Series.
The powertrain for the Mercedes-Benz AMG One is constructed by Mercedes-Benz AMG High Performance Powertrains, the same company that develops and manufactures the power units for the Formula One vehicles. It’s interesting to note that the company with headquarters in Brixworth has been a part of the One initiative from the very beginning.
Tobias Moers, a former chief of AMG, asked Andy Cowell, who was responsible for the F1 team’s power units until 2020, if the engine that was used in the F1 cars could be used in a road car in 2015. Andy Cowell confirmed that the engine that was used in the F1 cars could be used in a road car. This marked the beginning of the project.
Mercedes-Benz AMG One Can Drive on the Street But Has Formula One Power
An internal combustion engine and four electric motors together make up the hybrid powertrain that is marketed under the E Performance brand name. This powertrain has a combined output of 782 kW (1,063 PS). The Mercedes F1 single-seater provided the 1.6-liter V6 engine with a mid-mounted electric turbo, four overhead camshafts, an 11,000-rpm rev limit, direct injection, and port injection. The internal combustion engine (ICE) alone generates 566 PS (422 kW / 574 PS), which is an incredible amount for a motor with such a limited capacity.
Regarding the electric motors, there is one that is mounted on the crankshaft that contributes 161 horsepower (120 kW / 163 PS), another that is integrated into the turbocharger that contributes 121 horsepower (90 kW / 122 PS), and twin motors that are mounted on the front axle that produce a combined 322 horsepower (240 kW / 326 PS). AMG asserts that the reaction from the hybrid V6 is noticeably quicker than that of a naturally aspirated V8, and that this is due to the fact that the electric turbo enables more torque at lower rpm.
Mercedes-Benz AMG One Interior
The inside was designed by Mercedes-Benz designers using a form-follows-function approach, which ensures that everything is located exactly where it should be. The two seats, which are designed in the spirit of racing, are coming together above the central tunnel to form what appears to be an extension of the carbon-fiber monocoque.
Additionally, the backs of the chairs may be modified to either of two positions. You can find your ideal driving position by adjusting the pedal box, the passenger footrest, and the F1-style steering wheel with integrated controls and shift lights. The steering wheel is electrically adjustable, and the pedal box and passenger footrest are mechanically adjustable.
Because there is no rear windshield, one of the creature comforts is a digital rearview mirror that displays live video from the MirrorCam. Additionally, there are two USB ports, two free-standing 10-inch displays for the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment touchscreen, climate vents, and a touchscreen for the infotainment system. In terms of the materials, exposed carbon fiber can be found all over the place, and it is mixed with Nappa leather, black Dinamica microfiber upholstery, and metal accents.
Mercedes-Benz AMG One Performance Specification
- A 1.6-liter V6 hybrid engine with direct injection and electrically assisted turbocharging
- Four electric motors for a combined 450 kW
- Total output of over 1,000 hp
- Automated AMG SPEEDSHIFT® 8-speed manual transmission
- 800-volt EQ Power+ drive system
- Adjustable ESP® with ON, SPORT HANDLING, and OFF modes
Mercedes-Benz AMG One Design
- 10-spoke forged aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires
- Flat-LED headlamps and tail lamps with rhomboid design that echoes the AMG logo
- Rooftop air intake and vertical shark fin
- Vertical spoiler lip and two-section rear diffuser
- Two high-res, free-standing 10-inch displays within the cabin
- Formula 1-style steering wheel with integrated controllers and LED shift display
How much HP does the AMG One have?
The idea of applying the technology used in Formula 1 directly to road racing has finally been realized. A 1.6-liter V6 turbo gasoline engine and four electric motors for the turbocharger, crankshaft, and front axle come together in this premium-class E PERFORMANCE plug-in hybrid to generate a remarkable 1063 horsepower in system performance.
How much will the Mercedes-Benz AMG One cost?
Mercedes-AMG will only sell 275 of the Mercedes-Benz AMG One at $2.7 million apiece. The first clients are expected to obtain their Mercedes-AMG One automobiles in the second half of 2022.
Is the AMG One equipped with a Formula One engine?
A hybrid powertrain with a Formula 1-derived 1,063 horsepower is now standard on the production Mercedes-AMG One. This powertrain is comprised of a turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 engine and four electric motors, with one motor located in the turbocharger and another motor connecting to the crankcase.
Philipp Schiemer, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, acknowledged the difficulties that the company faced while developing the hypercar as follows: “With the Mercedes-Benz AMG One, we have more than pushed the envelope.
Without a question, we have been pushed to our limits by the huge technological hurdles that are involved in making a modern Formula 1 powertrain appropriate for everyday use on the road. In the same discussion, the Technical Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, Jochen Hermann, remarked that “This project was partly a curse and at the same time a blessing,” with both executives complimenting the team for their accomplishments.
The Mercedes-Benz AMG One will be manufactured by Mercedes-AMG in a total of 275 vehicles; however, all 275 have already been purchased at the base price of $2.72 million apiece.
The hypercar will make its debut to the general public for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom in 2022, which will take place between June 23 and June 26. Instead of taking a one-size-fits-all strategy like the AMG, the Mercedes-Benz AMG One will take on competitors such as the Aston Martin Valkyrie and the Gordon Murray T.50. Both of these cars are powered by V12 engines and offer even more track-focused variations, in contrast to the Mercedes-Benz AMG One. https://www.mbusa.com/en/future-vehicles/mercedes-amg-one