A new revised agreement will see luxury vehicle brand Aston Martin receive “bespoke” engines from Mercedes-AMG.
Back in October 2020, Mercedes-Benz announced their new “strategic technology agreement” and “enhanced partnership” with Aston Martin. This partnership granted Aston Martin access to a variety of Mercedes Benz’s advanced technologies in exchange for shares in Aston Martin to a total value of £286-million.
A number of Aston Martin products, like the DB11, Vantage and new DBX, already employ a twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 petrol engine designed by AMG, the division of Mercedes-Benz that produces performance vehicles.
“Our current AMG engines are just that – AMG engines in an Aston,” Aston Martin’s chairman Lawrence Stroll said while speaking at the Financial Times Future of the Car Summit. “With this new deal, we will have bespoke AMG engines for Aston with different outputs, torque characteristics, etc. They’ll still be AMG components but bespoke manufactured in Germany.”
Stroll also announced that Aston Martin will continue to produce cars powered solely by an internal combustion engine beyond 2030, despite the UK governments plans to ban the sale of these vehicles.
“By 2030, 5% of business will still always be ICE,” Stroll said. “I never see it going down to zero.”
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