Report: AMG-powered Astons will not get AMG badges

It may seem like a small thing, but it is an interesting political move nonetheless. Mercedes and Aston-Martin are in a partnership to share engine bits; mostly in the form of Astons getting versions of AMG engines in their lineup. AMG may get chassis architecture in return, but Mercedes’ CEO, Dieter Zetsche tried to downplay the relationship suggesting that it would be better if customers knew about the relationship, but only in small bites: “A subtle involvement in Aston-Martin is better for us,” said Zetsche.

Zetsche went further on, saying that it would be unlikely that either manufacturer would have any role in directing the others’ future design plans. The chassis link is a logical one because Aston’s current stable is aging and will likely need to invest significantly in the coming years, an investment that may be shared with the Germans.

-By: Sawyer Sutton

Source: Autocar


2004 MERCEDES S430 Wheel 18x9 OEM AUTOGATOR picture
2004 MERCEDES S430 Wheel 18x9 OEM AUTOGATOR
400 L Polaris Front Wheel Hubs Left & Right NICE 400L 4X4 T1 picture
400 L Polaris Front Wheel Hubs Left & Right NICE 400L 4X4 T1
1970 Yamaha 80 YG5S   Fly Wheel w Key & Nut NICE  G5T yg5 T3 picture
1970 Yamaha 80 YG5S Fly Wheel w Key & Nut NICE G5T yg5 T3
73 Suzuki TS 125 Front Wheel w Brake Hub & Axle NICE Duster ts125 185 OEM T2 picture
73 Suzuki TS 125 Front Wheel w Brake Hub & Axle NICE Duster ts125 185 OEM T2
1981 Kawasaki KZ 750 H  Fly Wheel w Bolt Rotor Magneto NICE OEM LTD KZ750 picture
1981 Kawasaki KZ 750 H Fly Wheel w Bolt Rotor Magneto NICE OEM LTD KZ750

Sawyer Sutton

Sawyer Sutton is a long-time Vermonter and lover of cars, big machinery, and photography. These are his words on cars as Senior Editor of egmCarTech.

sawyer has 317 posts and counting.See all posts by sawyer