Mercedes-Benz E-Class will have a new top version with the index “73”. This conclusion can be drawn from the trademark “E 73” patented by Daimler – the document was discovered by the publication CarBuzz. The “seventy-third” Mercedes-AMG family will probably receive a plug-in hybrid power plant with a capacity of about 800 horsepower.
The upcoming electrification of the top versions of AMG is not news: a year and a half ago, the then director of the division Tobias Moers confirmed the development of a gasoline-electric AMG GT 4-door Coupe, and last week the superhybrid GT 73 e “lit up” at the presentation of the Mercedes Formula 1 car .
Until recently, Daimler only patented combinations GT 73 e, S 73 e, SL 73 e and G 73 e, in which the small e symbolizes the electrification of e-Performance. The “charged” E-Class has a simpler designation – E 73, apparently to avoid confusion.
Since the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe is based on the same platform as the current E-Class, there will be no technical obstacles to installing a powerful hybrid drivetrain on the sedan and station wagon.
In addition to the most powerful Mercedes cars, it is very likely that Aston Martin will receive a new “socket” power plant based on the V8 4.0 engine to electrify the DBX crossover.
Serial super-hybrids are just around the corner: the AMG GT 73 e is likely to debut in the spring, and the petrol-electric Aston Martin will debut in the third quarter.
We also advise you to watch a test drive of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class 300de from the FineAuto team:
More details on the technical characteristics and configurations of the current Mercedes-Benz E-Class can be found here