After flirting for several years, Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin have finally tied the knot. Just don't expect to see any offspring to result from the union for at least three or four years.

This according to Auto Express, which spoke with Daimler chief Dr. Dieter Zetsche at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week. AE reports that a new range of AMG-developed turbocharged V8s, transmissions and electrical components will make their way into the successors to the current V8 Vantage and DB9, but that these models are still a few years off.

Purists might balk at the thought of a Mercedes-powered Aston holding true to the brand's heritage. But while David Brown (for whom the DB range is named) may have steered clear of shoehorning in Detroit muscle into his cars, the entirety of the company's current range is powered by engines borrowing technology from Ford, and that arrangement seems to have worked well for Aston until now. And if you're still skeptical, look no further than Pagani and its AMG-sourced engines and you should have all the proof you need that the new relationship between Daimler and Aston could be a success.

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      For shame... History has shown that Mercedes cant make a union without completely ruining the other brand in the process.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Pagani would like to have a word with you!
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          Pagani just buys the motors from them and they are just modified motors from pre existing cars. The Zonda's motor is from the SL73 and the Huyra's motor is a modified AMG 65 motor.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm still bothered by the fact Aston is moving to turbo engines. Nothing wrong with that per se but it's and end of naturally aspirated era :(
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm all for this as long as the glorious sounds AM is known for are not ruined.
      wonky donky.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mercedes has injured more than one company it's been involved with. The prospect of them getting near A-M gives me the willies.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would take an Aston over any of the German brands, but I'd much rather have the Ferrari F12.
        Tina Dang
        • 1 Year Ago
        But can you afford them though
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        I would take tea and crumpets over breaded schnitzel but I'd much rather eat pizza. (most general statement ever)
      • 1 Year Ago
      Aston Martin needs to improve on just about everything. I've been looking at the same products since I was a teenager. Its time to put up or shut up.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ooops almost thought is was AMC powered not AMG..............
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, the company's headed by a German, and is doing way better than under English or American leadership, so using German engines might be a step forward. Moving manufacturing completely to Austria would be a step no. 2.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Americans/brits /germans all in one
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pagani isn't a very good analogy because Pagani plays on a whole different level than Mercedes currently does. Whereas, Aston Martin makes cars that more or less compete in the same class as the Mercedes/AMG cars sharing the same engines.
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should take AMG blocks but develop their own heads a la Lotus with Ford.
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