Video: New Mercedes-AMG Will Get Electric Turbines From Formula 1 Cars
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
Mercedes-Benz's sports division AMG has unveiled an electric turbocharger called eTurbo. The development, which is used on Formula 1 cars, will be received by the next generation serial models.
The electric turbine was developed by Mercedes-AMG in collaboration with Garrett Motion, a turbocharger company. The novelty operates on a 48-volt network and spins up to 170 thousand revolutions per minute.
- A small electric motor about 4 centimeters in size is installed on the turbine shaft. It proactively spins the turbocharger until a sufficient flow of exhaust gases enters it. Even when the gas pedal is released or when braking, the electric motor continues to spin the compressor.
- According to the creators, electric turbocharging provides much higher torque at low engine speeds and improves response throughout the entire engine range.
Mercedes-AMG in 2021 will begin supplying customers with the One hypercar, which is equipped with a power plant from a Formula 1 car - a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 and three electric motors with a total capacity of more than a thousand horsepower. A total of 275 copies of the model will be collected.