Int. ADAC 24 Stunden Rennen Nürburgring - 24/25 June 1972

The ban on 5 litre cars was lifted during the year, but only after entries to the Spa 24 Hours on 23 July 1972 were closed.

The AMG, once again painted red, was entered as car # 1 and qualified 4th on the grid driven by Hans Heyer and Thomas Betzler in 9m 27.6s. After the first lap the Mercedes was in the lead but overheating saw a return to the pits. After a quick re-fill the car was out again. After another routine pit stop during the race the differential locked and the car couldn’t move, and it was forced to retire.