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Potential Engine Supply Pact for Aston Martin and Daimler

According to a report via Bloomberg, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler AG, is currently engaged in talks with Aston Martin for a deal that could potentially make Daimler an engine supplier for the British luxury automaker. While a Daimler spokesperson has indeed confirmed that there are talks, it was also stated that there has not been any decision yet on the matter. According to a source of the publication said to have knowledge of the deal, Daimler is the preferred partner when it comes to engaging in a supply deal, as designated by Investindustrial, the private equity fund who is currently backing Aston Martin and has a 37.5-percent stake in the… Continue Reading »

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Aston May Need More Than Just AMG Engines

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… Continue Reading »

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Daimler-Aston Martin Talks On Maybach Future Halted

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… Continue Reading »

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Update on the Future of Maybach

It has been reported that Daimler will be announcing their decision on Maybach on July 1st, however it seems that it will be postponed until late July. Previously, reports said that  there are only two options, to axe the brand or to get a partnership with the British carmaker Aston Martin. In an article from Automotive News, a third option emerges and according to three company sources the other option is to keep Maybach as a Mercedes-Benz brand, like AMG. While AMG is the sub-brand for sports and performance vehicles, Maybach would be used for the company’s top-of-the-line models for S, CL and GL class. As of now, spokespersons of… Continue Reading »

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Gary Paffett Still with Mercedes-Benz

Gary Paffett signed a new multi-year contract with Mercedes-Benz.The driver, who recorded a total of 17 wins from 73 starts, has been with Mercedes-Benz for 8 years. He won the DTM championship, Britain’s first, in 2005 while he was at the wheel of AMG Mercedes C-Klasse. In 2007, he became the first driver to win the race using a one-year old car. In a press statement, Norbert Haug, Vice President, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport said, “Gary is a vital part of our very successful history in the DTM. He is a racer in the purest form: straight and tough but always fair. On behalf of Mercedes-Benz, I would like to thank Gary… Continue Reading »

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Aston Martin merge possible

Isn’t it interesting to see companies merging together to form new products and services? It’s even more interesting when it’s car manufacturers which are trying to build partnerships hoping to come up with something viable and sustainable, without hurting either end. Such is the case between Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin, who are planning to work together somewhere in the future. According to a report by Autocar, speculations are roaming around that it was Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche who talked about the possible collaboration. Quoting Mr. Zetsche, “Smaller brands need help with new technology and it’s possible we could do things in the future.” No offense meant to Aston Martin, but… Continue Reading »

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Project Alligator: Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz Collaboration

We’ve heard about the Aston Martin & Mercedes rumor a couple of months earlier, but it seems that this, like many other Mercedes rumors, will become reality. CAR magazine is revealing that Aston Martin and Mercedes are planing a wide-ranging tie-up to collaborate on engines, hybrids, transmission and even entire platforms. Here are the highlights of the so called Alligator project: – Mercedes engines power future Aston Martins – AMG’s 6.3 liter V8 would make its way into the Vantage models – Diesels and Hybrids from Mercedes would be used in Astons – Whole platforms to be shared by top-end models – 8 speed automatic tranny for AM sports cars… Continue Reading »

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