Daimler Teams up with Aston Martin on Engines

Daimler Teams up with Aston Martin on Engines

The companies will develop bespoke V8 engines supporting Aston Martin's launch of a next generation of models.

FRANKFURT -- Daimler (IW 1000/18) said on Thursday it will partner with Aston Martin to build new engines for the British luxury brand's next generation of models.

"The technical partnership will allow Mercedes-AMG (a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler) and Aston Martin to develop bespoke V8 engines supporting Aston Martin's launch of a next generation of models," the two car makers said.

Under the terms of the deal, Daimler will receive up to 5% of non-voting shares in Aston Martin as the technical partnership deepened and progressed.

"At the same time, the company will receive an observer status on the Aston Martin Holdings board," the statement said.

The two automakers said they were looking to conclude the terms of an additional cooperation in the area of components and they would "investigate additional areas of cooperation in the future."

Aston Martin will continue to manufacture all of its sports cars at its Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2013

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