Mercedes launches manufacturing of the hybrid Hypercar One

Mercedes-AMG has began small-scale manufacturing of the hybrid-electric Hypercar One with System 1 know-how. A complete of 275 examples of the Mercedes-AMG One will now be constructed, the primary of that are to be delivered to prospects throughout the second half of 2022.

The undertaking had been introduced on the IAA 2017, however the begin of collection manufacturing had been postponed a number of occasions: Initially, deliveries had been scheduled to begin in 2019.

“The Mercedes‑AMG ONE is essentially the most bold undertaking we now have ever undertaken – from improvement to manufacturing,” stated AMG boss Philipp Schiemer. “The manufacturing of the unique small collection is a really distinctive problem. For the primary time, the hypercar brings present System 1 hybrid know-how nearly one-to-one from the race observe to the street and combines overwhelming efficiency with exemplary effectivity.” On the presentation of the manufacturing mannequin in early June, he added that that they had underestimated the trouble required to make the drivetrain of a System 1 racing automotive appropriate for on a regular basis use.

The hybrid drive with a 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine and 4 electrical motors is constructed by the motorsport consultants at Mercedes-AMG Excessive Efficiency Powertrains in Brixworth (England). One electrical motor with 90 kW sits on the turbocharger, one other instantly on the combustion engine to drive the rear axle, and two additional electrical machines drive the entrance wheels. The petrol engine has an output of 422 kW, the electrical motor on the crankshaft contributes 120 kW. The 2 electrical motors for the entrance wheels collectively ship 240 kW. Mercedes-AMG provides the system output as 782 kW.

Though there may be additionally a purely electrical driving mode, the main target of the hybrid drive is on energy and racetrack efficiency. So, in line with provisional figures, WLTP electrical energy consumption is 32 kWh/100km and petrol consumption even in WLTP is 8.7 litres/100km, which equates to CO2 emissions of 198 g/km.

The whole automobile is manufactured in Coventry, UK. Working with manufacturing associate Multimatic, Mercedes-AMG has arrange its personal low-volume manufacturing facility there. Every buyer automobile is examined once more by a manufacturing facility driver on a close-by proving floor.

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