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Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin Reach Second Base

As some of you remember, the first date between Mercedes-AMG GmbH and Aston Martin took place in July this year, with both entities signing a Letter of Intent called “Umbrella Agreement” which let everyone know that they're in cahoots.
Mercedes-AMG Production Line 1 photo
Since July, there have been different talks both between the two companies and among car pundits around the world, with us reporting that a version of the platform from the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT (C190) will replace the aging Aston Martin V/H architecture.

Today, Daimler AG and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. Have finally reached second base, signing an agreement for a significant technical partnership between Daimler, Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin.

“By signing the Umbrella Agreement and the Engine Agreement both parties have agreed to this technical partnership: Mercedes-AMG will provide the British icon Aston Martin with engines for their forthcoming sports cars. At our company´s headquarters in Affalterbach we are proud to work with Aston Martin - this agreement is a real win-win situation for both sides.” said Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

The partnership will allow Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin to develop bespoke V8 engines while Daimler will receive up to five percent non-voting shares in the British car maker, including an observer status on the Aston Martin Holdings board.

 

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