Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz might collaborate, says Dieter Zetsche

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 12, 2010

According to Daimler’s boss Dieter Zetsche, a collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin could take place. Apparently, smaller brands need help with new technology and Mercedes-Benz could do new partnerships in the future.

Furthermore, some sources said that Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz could collaborate on a range of ventures, from engine supply to entirely new models.

Back in 2008, reports suggested that Daimler was looking to buy a substantial stake in Aston Martin. If this collaboration will happen, then Aston Martin could take the 6.2-liter V8 engine found on the SLS AMG.

This naturally aspirated engine delivers an impressive 571 hp (on the SLS AMG, but according to Mercedes-Benz engineers it is capable to deliver more power) and a maximum torque of 650 Nm of torque.

This engine can push the SLS AMG from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds and to a top speed electronically limited to 317 km/h (197 mph). The engine has a combined fuel consumption of 13.2 litres per 100 km.

Furthermore, Aston Martin could also get the new 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine found on the recently introduced 2011 CL 63 AMG and capable to deliver 420 kW (571 hp) and 900 Nm of torque.

This engine uses an advanced AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. This engine delivers a combined fuel consumption of only 10.5 litres per 100 kilometres. [via autocar]

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