German automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz applied for trademarks to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for new serial models, including for the AMG division.
The company wants to reserve indices A 40, CLA 40, SLC 40, SLC 50 and GLE 50 in Canada, as well as CLA 50 worldwide. Earlier, she already reserved two-digit nomenclatures, as reported, for AMG. However, some of them can be designed for the basic model range. That is, Mercedes-Benz can switch from three-digit indices, for example CLA250, to two-digit ones such as CLA 40.
The automaker also registered trademarks of CLA 53, G73 and S73 for AMG. This confirms the recent rumors that the nameplate “73” will return to the AMG model. Cars with this index will be equipped with a new hybrid power plant with a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine and one electric motor. The total capacity will be 805 horsepower.
In Canada, a Turbo 48 trademark was placed under reservation. It is probably intended for models that will be equipped with a so-called soft hybrid system. In addition to the gasoline engine, it will include a 48-volt starter-generator.