“Japan is extremely important to us,” said Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. “Since 2013, we achieved four record years in a row in this market,” “Between January and September, we sold more than 50,000 cars here – more than ever before in the first nine months of the year. No wonder Mercedes-Benz remains the most successful premium brand in Japan. Today’s line-up shows [that] we have every intention of making the podium in many other important disciplines of the future as well: from an ultra-compact city car to the most powerful engine we’ve ever built; from battery-electric to fuel cell to plug-in hybrid to purebred race technology.”
The performance hybrid will deliver an anticipated output of more than 1,000 hp and a top speed of more than 350 km/h (217 mph). The high-performance plug-in drive comes directly from the Mercedes-AMG Formula One car and combines an integrated and networked combination of hybrid turbocharged 1.6 litre internal combustion engine and four electric motors. It has an all-electric range of 25 kms (16 miles).
With an MSRP of 2.275 million Euros the car will cost approximately $4 million Canadian including fees and taxes and will be coming to Canada in 2019. The car accelerates so quickly that 0-100 km/h has been replaced with 0-200 km/h which is achieved in less than 6 seconds. 275 Project One’s are currently scheduled to be built.