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Aston May Need More Than Just AMG Engines

Peter Parcon December 18, 2012

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish
It may be possible that future Aston Martins will have more than just the AMG engines and may include the electronic architecture of Mercedes-Benz. This followed the report on the investment made by Investindustrial into the British sports car manufacturer. After selling Ducati to Audi, the private equity firm bought a 37.5 percent stake in Aston.

Although Investindustrial have a close relationship with AMG and Mercedes, it remains unconfirmed if the German car manufacturer is included in the deal with Aston.

According to a source in Mercedes-Benz, they know the people in Investindustrial and they have a close marketing deal with them. The source added that Investindustrial inquired if Mercedes will be interested in becoming a technology partner if they acquired the Aston stake.

Aston Martin is reportedly eyeing to replace their Ford-manufactured engine with the V12 petrol engine of AMG. However the source hinted that the deal will be significant and will not be limited to drivelines even as no details about the discussion were revealed. Current Aston products show that they do not only need new driveline but new electronic architectures as well.

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