Mercedes’ F1-inspired hybrid while heading to Australia
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- September 2, 2021
Hybrid technology squeezed from Formula 1 will make the next Mercedes-AMG car one of the fastest cars on the road.
Set to go on sale locally in 2022, the fairly gracelessly named Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance adds a portion of hybrid power to an all around strong sports vehicle.
Most hybrid cars intend to taste as little fuel as could be expected, lessening running costs and vehicle emissions for environmentally conscious owners.
The new GT 63 adopts an alternate strategy.
Maybe than being worked to squeeze whatever number miles as would be possible from its electric storage, the AMG’s battery system is intended to discharge its energy as fast as could really be expected.
The result is shattering performance – a consolidated 620kW and 1400Nm from an amazing V8 up front cooperated with an electric motor on the rear axle.
The combination is useful briefly run to 100km/h, alongside a 316km/h top speed.
The vehicle can drive on electric power alone for as much as 12 kilometers – which is considerably less than ordinary plug-in hybrid models, for example, the most recent Mercedes-Benz C-Class – and at speeds up to 130km/h.
Engineers in AMG’s German headquarters worked with Grand Prix masters in Mercedes’ Brixworth powertrain plant to make the vehicle’s 470kW/900Nm twin-super 4.0-liter V8 and nine-speed automatic transmission work with a different 150kW electric motor and two speed transmission.
One of the exercises learned lies in using the electric motor as a type of traction control for the big V8, giving drivers further developed accuracy on target without dialing the vehicle back by applying brakes or diminishing power.
A wide choice of driving modes permits proprietors to pick gentle or wild power techniques, working with variable air suspension to coordinate with the pilot’s mood.
Mercedes claims its new battery has double the power density of conventional other options, and that the rear-mounted electrical hardware lends better weight distribution than rival machines.
Full Australian subtleties and costs for the machine have not been affirmed, yet we would not expect a lot of progress from $500,000 or so. However that is a lot of money – at least double the asking cost from the impending C63 hybrid vehicle – it represents a decent degree of F1 tech for around one 10th the asking cost from the forthcoming Mercedes-AMG One hypercar.