There was a time when the largest and baddest AMG you might purchase
got here with a 7.Three-liter V-12 and a “73” badge on its trunk lid.
The automobile was the SL73, and it was offered within the 1990s in each
coupe and convertible types. Its engine, which delivered 525
horsepower, would ultimately be picked by Pagani for its
unique Zonda supercar.
Now it seems AMG is about to revive its 73 sequence. Final month
we discovered of rumors that AMG was planning to launch an
SL73 model of the next-generation SL, and that as a substitute of
a V-12 the automobile would get a V-Eight-based hybrid setup doubtlessly
delivering 805 horsepower. It is the setup AMG previewed in its
GT sedan idea on the 2017 Geneva Worldwide Motor
It turns on the market’s some substance to the rumors.
Motor1 has found emblems filed by
Mercedes-Benz with the European Union Patent and Trademark
Workplace, which level to greater than only a SL73 within the revived 73
The trademark filings embrace “G73,” “GLS73” and “S73,” hinting
at sizzling variations of the S-Class, G-Class and GLS. There have been
additionally trademark filings that point out 40 and 50 sequence fashions
are on the best way for AMG’s smaller vehicles. Curiously there was no
“SL73,” however then once more it is possible Mercedes already has the
Count on the brand new 73 sequence to exchange the V-12-based 65 sequence
at the moment supplied by AMG. The tuner has already acknowledged that its
V-12 engine is on the best way out.
Will you be saddened by the demise of the V-12? Or are you in
the camp that electrification expertise makes the engine
out of date? Tell us within the feedback under.