Talks on the proposed partnership between Maybach and Aston Martin have apparently been halted due to unreasonable demands from one of the parties. You may recall that Daimler and Aston Martin have been in talks for several months now to build the next range of models for the struggling Maybach brand. Aston Martin would have gotten access to several technologies from the German manufacturer, notably the M- and S-Class platforms plus the 4.6-liter biturbo V8. These would have provided a big boost to Aston Martin’s development of the Lagonda.
Instead, Daimler has announced the cessation of the talks because of Aston Martin’s demands for money. While this development is not the nail on the coffin of the Maybach brand, it does narrow the options for the ultra-luxury marque, which has not performed to par. The German carmaker has been making noises about the possibility of producing Maybachs inhouse, so that is obviously under more serious consideration.