Mercedes-Benz has introduced the production version of its newest hypercar sports car, the Mercedes-AMG One (1/6). Mercedes-AMG One launched as a production car to coincide with the anniversary of Mercedes-AMG which was founded in June 1967 ago.
Not only as a ‘birthday gift’ for Mercedes-AMG, the presence of the production version of the AMG One also introduces Formula 1 technology to the streets.
“With the Mercedes-AMG One, we have crossed the boundaries of normalcy,” said Philipp Schiemer, Chairman of the Board of Management Mercedes-AMG.
“The huge technical challenge of realizing a Formula 1 drive system suitable for the road really pushed us to the limit,” added Schiemer.
Yup, Mercedes-AMG One has a unique form of engine and hybrid drive system taken directly from Formula 1 cars.
The AMG One is equipped with a 1,599 cc split-turbocharged V6 engine similar to the Mercedes-AMG turbo hybrid era Formula 1 cars.
Developed by Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) in Brixworth, England, the AMG One engine has been tweaked to suit the road.
Even though it has been adapted for the road, the engine alone still produces 574 hp/9,000 rpm and can spin up to 11,000 rpm.
Interestingly, the F1 engine is combined with two front-wheel drive electric motors, the Motor Generator Unit-Kinetic (MGU-K) and the Motor Generator Unit-Heat (MGU-H).
The two front-wheel drive electric motors of the AMG One have a combined power of 240 kW or 326 hp.
With these two front-wheel drive motors, the AMG One can run like an electric car for 18 kilometers thanks to an 8.4 kWh battery.
Not only that, the F1 AMG One engine also has MGU-K located on the crankshaft and MGU-H which helps turbo performance.
The MGU-K AMG One has an output of 120 kW or 163 hp, while the MGU-H is capable of producing 90 kW or 122 hp. Now when the engine and electric motor are combined, the AMG One is capable of spitting out 1,063 hp which is channeled to all wheels.