Aston Martin cars use Mercedes AMG engines in two cars, Vantage and DB11. Both cars are powered by a 4-liter V8 engine with a twin-turbocharger developed by the German manufacturer.
The partnership has helped Aston Martin in the last period since 2013 so far, and the company gave the British company money to spend on R & D to manufacture powerful V8 engines to replace the famous V12 engines manufactured by Aston Martin.
Although this relationship did not hurt either company, new Web site reports suggest that the partnership will not last long.
It is reported that Aston Martin is currently developing a six-cylinder engine that will be used as a hybrid engine system to replace the powerful AMG engines. The new engine is part of the Aston Martin Rapid E electric development project, which will be manufactured by the company in response to new stringent emissions laws And fuel consumption.
Aston Martin is expected to take advantage of its 5.2-liter V12 engine, now used in the DB11 Supergirl, to develop the new six-cylinder engine.
The partnership between Mercedes and Aston Martin will last for a few years until the British company decides it has only German assistance, while current AMG engines are expected to be discontinued when the company unveils its hybrid engines by 2020.
The first Aston Martin to get this new engine is the upcoming DBX – the first Aston Martin SUV – to be launched late next year. The vehicle will initially be powered by a V12 engine or an AMG V8 engine before launch Hybrid version beginning next decade, God willing.