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Dieter Zetsche is Open to More Collaborations For Daimler

Last night, after Mercedes-Benz launched the all-new V-Class right in BMW's backyard, Daimler's CEO was quoted by a number of media outlets as saying that the Swabians are willing to collaborate on other projects with the three car makers that they are already in cahoots.
Dieter Zetsche, Chairman and CEO of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz 1 photo
Taking them one by one, Zetsche said that other common projects between Daimler, Renault-Nissan, Tesla Motors and Aston Martin could become a reality in the upcoming years.

As most of you know, the upcoming smart fortwo and forfour are developed in partnership with Renault, while the Mercedes-Benz MFA platform will be used for the Infiniti Q30.

Tesla Motors is supplying the know-how for the upcoming Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, while Aston Martin recently signed an agreement that entitles Mercedes-AMG to manufacture bespoke engines for future Aston Martin models.

While Zetsche didn't specify what other projects they could break common ground with, we do know that the soon-to-be-revealed Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (C190) could share its aluminium platform with Aston Martin, as could the Mercedes-Benz ML/GL-Class. We will keep you posted as more reports about the matter start to appear.


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