Boasting 8.7l/100km, CO2 emissions of 198g/km and electrical consumption of 32.0kWh/100km) has begun and will be delivered to the first customer later this year.
Only 275 units of the all-new Mercedes-AMG One will be built in total.
This Formula 1-based hybrid powertrain with a 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine and four electric motors is being built by the motorsport experts at Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth, England, who are also responsible for developing and producing the power units for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 racing cars.“The Mercedes-AMG One is the most ambitious project we have ever undertaken – from development to production. For the first time, the hypercar brings current Formula 1 hybrid technology almost one-to-one from the racetrack to the road and combines overwhelming performance with exemplary efficiency,” said Philipp Schiemer, the chairman of the board of management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The exclusive car production is completed by hand at a total of 16 assembly and testing stations.
The 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine, the high-voltage battery and the total of four electric machines have all been previously hot tested on test benches at Brixworth to ensure they are healthy and performant, exactly the same process as is done with Mercedes’ Formula 1 power units. In the workflow, 75% of the parts are already assembled before the high-voltage components are installed.
In total, over 50 specialists work on each individual Mercedes-AMG One. After each station, there are in-depth quality checks based on defined characteristics, resulting in extensive documentation of the production process.
The final stage of production is marked by a roll-out at a nearby proving ground, where each Mercedes-AMG One undergoes final acceptance testing by a factory test driver. As soon as their approval is given, the vehicle is provided with appropriate transport protection and transported in a closed truck to the Mercedes-AMG headquarters in Affalterbach.