The M5 CS should be notified as AMG has now patented the name E 73, which offers the potential of nearly 800 horsepower.
We say this because CarBuzz uncovered A Daimler AG has applied for a trademark patent for the specific term “E 73”. While we already know about the GT 73, this is the first time we’ve seen the proposal to use this hybrid power unit in anything other than the four-door GT.
The real meaning is that this model will even be available in the E-Class. The terminology “73” can be seen as essentially equivalent to AMG’s earlier V12 monsters. Since there has never been a V12 in the E-Class, this equivalent performance will make the E 73 an absolute street rocket. The power will correspond to V12 engines, with 800 hp being the number according to Motor1. This gives AMG two sedans with top range, and a third S-Class variant would also not be ruled out.
With the E-Class and BMW 5 Series in an uphill battle for eons, the E 73 is a groundbreaking step. The most powerful M5 from BMW is the CS version. It makes a strong 627 hp. But that’s 170 hp less than the E 73. In addition, the electric motors in the E 73 would give it a remarkably slow torque to push it away from the vertices. And BMW’s 553 lb / ft of torque looks like a squeak in comparison.
While electric and electric cars become a burden on the track, we already know that AMG ensures that the GT 73 performs well on the racetrack. But let’s face it, no one with an M5 CS or E 73 is likely to use their car for days on the road. So the real bragging rights will be o-60 and 1/4 mile times. And it looks like AMG is going to set the bar so high that BMW may stop competing all together.