• Apr 7, 2008

According to Autocar, rumors of Mercedes-Benz purchasing a major stake in Aston Martin don't hold water. Aston's current owners are reportedly not interested in selling all or part of their British sportscar marque to anybody at this time. The possibility still exists that Aston will go public within the next five-or-so years, meaning that just about anyone could own a piece of the tasty Aston Martin pie in the future.

Dreams of a beautifully styled Aston Martin powered by a glorious AMG engine are still possible, though, as Aston's current owners have been in talks with multiple other automakers over parts-sharing opportunities. Major technical components could be bought or developed in collaboration with a company that's got plenty of R&D acumen, and MB/AMG certainly qualifies as such. Although a possible synergy does exist between the two brands, nothing beyond collaboration and the sharing of technical know-how seems likely.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Autoblog reported that BMW was also looking to sell engines to other brands...I think a NA BMW engine would fit AM better then one of the AMG units IMHO.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good. Keep your sticky little hands off my favorite sportscar maker.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Aston Martin is more about luxury and design than sport! Nonetheless, it is my favourite marque as well. I'd take an Aston over a Ferrari any day.
      • 6 Years Ago
      However glorious AMG motors are, the sound of the Aston V12 is something that I never want to go away. You can hear one from a mile off and it sounds like a small piece of heaven on earth.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Doesn't Ford still own around 10%? Why not continue with that technology hook up it's worked well thus far for AM engines.