Report: Mercedes to buy Aston Martin?

Mercedes seems to be making the headlines quite often this week. We’ve seen many reports on developing relationships between Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz. Last we heard Aston Martin was looking to Mercedes for hybrid technology in order to strengthen itself for strict emissions laws.

Now, an unconfirmed report from German sources say that Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent, is looking to buy a substantial stake in Aston.

Originally, the two companies were talking on the possibility of teaming up on a range of ventures from engine supply to a new entry level model. However, recent reports suggest that Mercedes-Benz has much more interest in the Kuwaiti DAR owned company that also owns 7 percent stake in Daimler AG.

AutoCar says that such a move could help secure Aston’s future, and could bring the possibility of new models from Aston Martin based on the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sl’s lightweight aluminum platform.


Source: AutoCar

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