Mercedes-Benz AMG Project ONE Concept

Thursday, October 19th 2017. | Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE celebrates its world première in the International Motor Show (IAA) at Frankfurt/Main: for the very first time, the two-seater supersports show car provides the most newest and effective, fully-fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology in the race track to the street almost par for level to symbolize the highlight of AMG’s 50th anniversary. This high performance hybrid is believed to create over 1.000 hp and achieve high speeds beyond 350 km/h. The series car unites outstanding race monitor performance and daily suitable Formula 1 hybrid vehicle technology with exemplary efficiency. That is a world first. The entire responsibility for the realisation of Project ONE lies with Mercedes-AMG. The Intricate development work was completed in close collaboration with all the Formula 1 specialists at Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains at Brixworth and together with all the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport staff in Brackley. Along with the four-door AMG GT Concept, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE gives another insight to the future performance-hybrid drive approach of this sports car brand inside Mercedes-Benz.Mercedes-Benz AMG Project ONE Concept

Mercedes-Benz AMG Project ONE Concept Powertrain: 1 turbocharged engine and four electric motors

The high-speed plug hybrid drive system of this Mercedes-AMG Project ONE comes straight from Formula 1, and has been realised in close collaboration with the motorsport specialists of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains at Brixworth. It is composed of a highly integrated and semi conductive unit containing one hybridvehicle, turbocharged combustion engine using a total of four electrical motors. One continues to be incorporated to the turbocharger, yet another has been set up right on the combustion engine using a URL into the crankcase and both remaining motors drive the front wheels.

The 1.6-litre V6 hybrid gasoline engine with direct injection and electrically assisted single turbocharging comes straight from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 racing car. To attain high engine speeds, the mechanical valve springs are replaced with pneumatic valve springs. The automobile is mid-engined (before the rear axle) and it can easily reach rates of 11,000 rpm, which is presently unique to get a roadgoing vehicle. But for higher durability and using commercially accessible Super Plus gas rather than racing gas, it remains considerably under the F1 engine rate limitation. Mercedes-Benz AMG Project ONE Concept

The electrical motors around the front axle will also be accurate rev wonders, together with rotor revolutions around 50,000 rpm – present state of this art is a rate of 20,000 rpm.

The exact high-revving engine is also boosted by a high tech turbocharger. The exhaust gas and compressor tanks have been separated from one another and situated at the best position into the exhaust side and also into the consumption side of the V6 engine, and attached to one another by a rotating shaft. This shaft includes an electrical motor with roughly 90 kW that, based upon the operating position, electrically compels the compressor turbine with around 100,000 rpm – for example when going off or next load changes. The Formula 1 designation with this particular unit is MGU-H (Motor Generator Unit Heat). Mercedes-Benz AMG Project ONE Concept

Lightning-quick Reply, quicker than a naturally aspirated V8 motor

The significant benefit: the dreaded turbo lag – that the delayed response to accelerator pedal controls because of the inertia of this massive charger – is fully removed. The reaction time is significantly decreased, and is much briefer than that of a naturally aspirated V8 engine. The electrical turbocharger brings about yet another benefit: it uses portions of the excess energy in the exhaust system to create electricity, and either stores it at the high-voltage ion battery as part of recuperation or supplies added drive electricity by feeding it into another electric motor. This engine generates 120 kW, continues to be set up right on the motor and has a link to the crankshaft by means of a spur gear (MGU-K = Motor Generator Unit Kinetic) – yet another tech which guarantees optimum performance and efficiency in Formula 1.

The plan of this show car is quite clearly motivated by the premium course in motorsport. However, most importantly, it embodies the Mercedes-AMG principle which fascination is always connected with purpose. Every component has a certain intent. The outcome is a mid-engine idea, exceptionally muscular proportions together with the cockpit nicely forward, big wheel arches, a wasp waist and an elongated rear end. Mercedes-Benz AMG Project ONE Concept

“This hypercar’s extreme design marks a milestone in design â$’ there are not any traces, and the interior is stripped down to the essentials.”

The pedals and steering wheel are adjustable, allowing the driver to adopt the ideal driving position. The centre tunnel visually separates the driver and passenger areas from each other. It blends fully into the seat sculpture and follows the principle of minimalism with its gently rising contour.

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Mercedes-Benz AMG Project ONE Concept Interior

The lightweight construction is also obvious from the slim, wing-like profile of the dashboard. It appears to be light and free-floating. As a functional, structural component it also rigidifies the monocoque of the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE. The two high-resolution, free-standing 10-inch displays (one slightly raised in front of the driver, the other on the right of the centre console angled towards the driver) are adapted with high-quality and weight-optimised solid metal components.

The double-nozzle ventilation unit is suspended under the centre screen like a gondola. The screen and nozzles form a single unit, emphasising the lightweight design principle of the whole. The displays’ rectangular standard form is due to the venting nozzles, and from the middle console where the start/stop button is situated.

Also seamlessly incorporated as a unit are a high quality stowage compartment, a diminished switch range as well as the motor start button. The stowage compartment is fitted with a transparent lid.

Formula 1-style steering wheel

The steering wheel using flattened upper and lower parts and also an integrated airbag features motorsport performance, as do both integrated controls that may be utilized to place adjustment purposes, like the driving manners and suspension installation, or even the LED shift screen in the top steering wheel space.

The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE: the potential for driving functionality

Conclusion: The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE won’t just be the ultimate driving machine which immediately brings present Formula 1 hybrid vehicle technology on the street and unites top-class race monitor performance with complete daily suitability. Its objective is also to get extensive findings concerning performance-oriented plug-in hybrid drive technologies, additional developments of suspension designs and prolonged onboard electronics which will later reap series generation AMG cars. The Project ONE staff is working hard on successfully bringing this vision on the street. Mercedes-Benz AMG Project ONE Concept