Mercedes-AMG has begun small-scale production of the One hybrid hypercar with Formula-1 technology. A total of 275 Mercedes-AMG Ones will be built, with the first to be delivered to customers in the second half of 2022.
The project was presented at the IAA 2017 exhibition, but the start of mass production was postponed several times: the start of deliveries was originally planned for 2019.
The hybrid drive with a 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine and four electric motors was created by motorsport experts Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth, England. A 90kW electric motor sits on the turbocharger, another directly on the ICE to drive the rear axle, and two more electric motors drive the front wheels. The petrol engine develops a power of 422 kW, the electric motor on the crankshaft - 120 kW. Two electric motors for the front wheels together develop a power of 240 kW. Mercedes-AMG lists the system's output as 782 kW (1,063 hp).
While there is also a purely electric driving mode, the focus in hybrid drive is on power and race track performance. Thus, according to preliminary data, electricity consumption by WLTP is 32 kWh/100 km, and gasoline consumption even by WLTP is 8.7 l/100 km, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 198 g/km.
The entire car is manufactured in Coventry, UK. In cooperation with production partner Multimatic, Mercedes-AMG has set up its own small-scale production there. Each customer vehicle is again inspected by a factory driver at a nearby proving ground.