Watch How Difficult the Mercedes-AMG One’s Drive Modes Are


Mercedes’ objective for the AMG One was to deliver a Components 1 automobile to the highway. Some supercar makers have stated issues like that previously, like when Ferrari bolted the F50’s engine on to its chassis. Nonetheless, the AMG One’s engine is sort of an identical to the identical engine the Mercedes F1 group makes use of, and, judging by this new video from an house owners occasion, it appears you’ll want to be a Components 1 driver simply to know how you can use the $2.72 million hypercar.

YouTuber Rana65556 lately attended the Mercedes-AMG One throughout an proprietor’s first drive occasion in Germany. Whereas there, representatives from AMG confirmed the house owners the entire automobile’s varied techniques and how you can use them. Simply from watching the video, the AMG One appears to be one of the difficult automobiles ever bought. That is to be anticipated when it is packing a hybrid F1 powertrain with 4 electrical motors and tons of lively aerodynamics.

The turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 is actually the identical utilized in Mercedes’ F1 automobile. The noticeable variations embody: emissions tools and its rev limiter. The AMG One revs to an astonishing 11,000 rpm however that is nonetheless not as excessive because the F1 automobile’s stratospheric 15,000 rpm redline. That top-revving engine within the AMG One is paired with an electrical motor, one other electrical motor to energy the turbochargers, two extra at every entrance wheel, that are all shifted via an eight-speed automated handbook transmission.

The entire electrical motors are powered by a battery pack and the full system energy output is 1,049 horsepower. As you may think, the AMG One is the quickest manufacturing Mercedes product in historical past, hitting 60 mph in simply 2.9 seconds and able to a 219 mph prime velocity.

Whereas the powertrain format itself is not that uncommon—a number of supercars have hybrid layouts—it is the remainder of the automobile’s techniques that make it so complicated. Whereas watching the video, it may be exhausting to maintain monitor of all of it. Even simply getting within the automobile for the primary time is difficult as a result of it’s important to modify the pedal field to your driving place. To do this, there is a pink lever between your legs, which when pulled permits you to modify the pedal field along with your toes. Mockingly, the steering wheel simply will get a “regular” energy adjustment.

Then, there are six totally different driving modes: EV, Particular person, Race, Race Secure, Race+, and Strat 2. To modify settings, you merely flip a dial on the steering wheel. Getting into Race+ mode, although, is like coming into the Konami Code: it’s important to be in Race mode, have your foot on the brake, press the “N” button on the steering wheel, click on the settings wheel to the precise yet another time, after which maintain the precise paddle shifter till you hear a humorous noise. You will know you have executed it correctly as soon as you’re feeling the journey top decrease, the rear wing elevate, and the fender louvers open. That final half is undeniably cool.

As soon as in Race+, there are 4 electrical movement management modes, which allow you to select how a lot electrical energy you need to use on the monitor. In Strat 2 mode, the automobile will use all of its battery energy in a single lap, so you may get one of the best lap time attainable.

There may be one quite simple however very cool operate within the AMG One. There is a pink button on the steering wheel labeled “Move” and it does precisely what it says it does. Push to cross is not a brand new function to quick automobiles, however we’re keen to wager it is much less of a “push” and extra of a “shove.”

It is not typically you get to see the within of a automobile as uncommon (solely 275 models made) and as costly ($2.72 million) because the Mercedes-AMG One. The extent of complexity, not simply with its powertrain but in addition with its aerodynamics and software program, is spectacular, even when it’s a bit overwhelming. However I suppose that is what you get if you need an F1 powertrain for the highway.


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