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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:2021
Predecessor:Mercedes-Benz W11 EQ Performance
Successor:Mercedes-AMG W13 E Performance
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 29, 2021
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Configuration Mercedes-AMG M12 E Performance 90º V6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 145 kilo / 319.7 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 1,600 cc / 97.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 80.0 mm (3.1 in) / 53.0 mm (2.1 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Turbo
Power 740 bhp / 552 kW
Red Line 15,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 463 bhp / liter

Configuration Mercedes-AMG Electric Motor
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Power 161 bhp / 120 kW
Red Line 50,000 rpm

Chassis carbon-fibre composite monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, push-rod actuated torsion bar springs, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension double wishbones, pull-rod actuated torsion bar springs, anti-roll bar
Steering power-assisted
Brakes (fr/r) ventilated carbon ceramic discs
Gearbox Paddle Operated 8 speed Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 752 kilo / 1,658 lbs
Tyres (fr/r) Pirelli P-Zero 305/670 - 13 / 405/670 - 13

Performance figures
Combined Power 901 bhp / 672 kW
Power to weight 1.2 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
2021 Bahrain Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton in F1 W12 E Performance /06)
2021 Portuguese Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton in F1 W12 E Performance /06)
2021 Spanish Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton in F1 W12 E Performance /06)
2021 British Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton)
2021 Russian Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton)
2021 Turkish Grand Prix (Valtteri Bottas)
2021 Brazilian Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton)
2021 Qatar Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton)
2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton)

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