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Country of origin:Germany
Introduced in:2012
Engine type:KERS Hybrid
Predecessor:Mercedes-Benz W02
Successor:Mercedes-Benz W04
Source:Company press release
Last updated:February 22, 2012
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Configuration FO 108Z 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 95 kilo / 209.4 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,400 cc / 146.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 98.0 mm (3.9 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Red Line 18,000 rpm

Configuration Electric Motor
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Power 80 bhp / 60 kW

Chassis carbon fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, push-rod and rocker actuated torsion bars and dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension double wishbones, pull-rod actuated torsion bars and dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion, power assisted
Brakes carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Gearbox 7 speed Semi-Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 640 kilo / 1,411 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,800 mm (189 in) / 1,800 mm (70.9 in) / 950 mm (37.4 in)

Performance figures
Combined Power 80 bhp / 60 kW
Power to weight 0.13 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
2012 Chinese Grand Prix (Nico Rosberg in W03/03)

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