The much-discussed and turbulent development of Mercedes’ long-awaited flagship hybrid hypercar is finally over! Now available for sale with prices starting at approximately £2.5 million, the Mercedes AMG One is a premium hybrid vehicle that works to emulate the super performance of Mercedes’ internationally renowned Formula 1 cars. With the price gap between hybrid/electric cars and diesel vehicles rapidly closing and expected to equalise in the near future, the Mercedes AMG One is a great example of the kind of high-performance hybrid car that we are likely to see many more of in the coming years, which will be increasingly accessible for competitive purchasing and leasing. With only 275 vehicles initially set to be built, the production version of the hybrid was released in June 2022, with mass production set to begin later this year. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features of the Mercedes AMG One and see why its release is causing such a stir in the automotive industry:
The Mercedes AMG One features a unique and eye-catching design that is as aesthetically pleasing and attractive as it is highly purposed and functional. Following the mid-engine concept, the car’s muscular dimensions include a forward-placed cockpit and prominent wheel arches, while its sleek wasp waist, exhaust and unmissable tail clearly hark back to the influence of classic Formula 1 and motorsports vehicles. Featuring a subtle roofline air inlet which complements a vertical shark fin, the AMG One also features flat LED headlights and a prominent front spoiler. All in all, the exterior of this car oozes streamlined luxury.
The motorsports influence only continues in the car’s interior, which is elegantly decked out with the same colours and materials as a Mercedes F1 vehicle. Featuring two comfortable bucket seats made using Nappa leather, the AMG One also features a racing-style steering wheel and car pedals can be quickly and easily adjusted for the comfort of the driver. The car’s interior is both highly functional and in keeping with the design aesthetics of the vehicle.
As you might expect from a new hybrid hypercar modelled after F1, the Mercedes AMG One is a high-performance vehicle that can conjure up some serious speed. Using cutting-edge technology usually only reserved for F1 hybrid vehicle development, the AMG One is capable of generating 1,000 horsepower and a stunning maximum speed of 350km per hour. Developed with the assistance of Mercedes-AMG High-Performance Powertrains, the AMG One uses the high-performance plug-in hybrid drive system EQ Power+, featuring a 1.6-litre V6 hybrid petrol engine with four motors which work to drive the turbocharger, the combustion engine/crankcase and the two front wheels.