"The pace of technological change is unbelievable; you'll see that shortly with a car called Project One. We'll be the first manufacturer ever to put a Formula 1 engine into a road car. There's eight of these cars coming Down Under, at an on-road cost just under the five-million-dollar mark."
One in every five Mercedes cars sold in Australasia was an AMG, and it was AMG's fifth-largest market in the world.
"We see a lot of technology that's currently in F1 coming down to these [road] cars. In fact, keep a look out for the upcoming '53' range. The 48-volt technology that's in these cars called EQ Boost is straight out of last year's F1 car. So don't think that F1 technology doesn't reach us every day," he said.