As we reported in early February, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz were talking cooperation that would range from sharing engines to building new models. New speculation is that Aston Martin is looking to Mercedes for hybrid technology in order to strengthen itself for strict emissions laws.
Why not go at it alone? Well Aston doesn’t have the financial resources from new owner Dar to develop any new fuel-sipping powertrains for production. It has been reported that Aston Martin would use Mercedes’ hybrid technology to get some extra boost for its small motors to increase their output while keeping them fuel-efficient.
Aston Martin is also looking to Mercedes for use smaller V6 and V8 engines as well.
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