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Aston Martin, Mercedes-AMG Hook Up in New Technical Partnership


Just the Facts:
  • Aston Martin on Thursday said it is moving toward a technical partnership with Mercedes-AMG that will benefit its next-generation sports cars.
  • "The technical partnership will support Aston Martin's launch of a new generation of models that will incorporate cutting-edge technology and newly developed bespoke V8 powertrains," said Aston Martin in a statement.

GAYDON, England — Aston Martin on Thursday said it is moving toward a technical partnership with Mercedes-AMG that will benefit its next-generation sports cars.

"The technical partnership will support Aston Martin's launch of a new generation of models that will incorporate cutting-edge technology and newly developed bespoke V8 powertrains," said Aston Martin in a statement.

The deal will also give Aston Martin "the use of certain components of electric-electronic architecture," the company said. Daimler AG will own a stake of up to 5 percent non-voting shares in Aston Martin, depending "on the progress of the agreement." Mercedes-AMG will join existing Aston Martin shareholders, including Investment DAR, Adeem Investment Investindustrial.

The alliance had been rumored for some time.

No mention was made of V12 engines in the statement describing the deal.

"Aston Martin sources cutting-edge technology from key suppliers around the globe and the opportunity to include content from Mercedes-AMG in our next-generation sports cars is, clearly, good news," said Ian Minards, Aston Martin product development director, in a statement.

Minards did not mention specific vehicles, but it is expected that the next generation he is referring to includes a replacement for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

"This is proof of AMG's technological and performance expertise and a real win-win situation for both sides," said Ola Kallenius, Mercedes-AMG CEO, in a statement. Both parties said that no further details of the planned technical partnership will be revealed "for the time being."

Edmunds says: A powerful alliance that should result in some intriguing products.

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