Aston Martin & Maybach partnership talks collapse - report

Maybach Edition 125! 14.09.2011
Maybach Edition 125! 14.09.2011

Cost issues cited as the primary reason

The future of Maybach is in jeopardy as new report is indicating partnership talks with Aston Martin have broken down.

Citing unidentified sources, Auto Motor und Sport says the discussions are on the "brink of extinction" because Aston Martin wants too much money to build future Maybach models.

As we have previously reported, Daimler was considering an engine and platform sharing agreement with Aston Martin. Under the proposed deal, Aston Martin would build the Maybach 57/62 successor in exchange for hybrid technology, the 4.6-liter twin-turbo V8 and the platforms from the 2012 M-Class and 2013 S-Class.

It's important to note that nothing is official, but the magazine says Daimler will develop the next-generation Maybach internally - possibly as a sub-brand of Mercedes.

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swifthead swifthead
Maybach need a big powerful diesel....that must be! and Mercedes really could ask Pagani to develope the next super-world class ultra luxury power limousine!
Sep 27th, 2011 1:57pm
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DIESEL MAYBACH thats all im saying ha
Sep 27th, 2011 11:37am
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nederinaa nederinaa
Ask Pagani to do it instead, then your Maybach can take on with a Bugatti Calibre
Sep 27th, 2011 11:14am
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benz_man benz_man
Seems Aston could use this more than Daimler. While I'm sure Daimler could save a ton of cash farming out Maybach assembly, Aston needs advanced drivetrains and platforms like, yesterday! Too bad, this could've worked well for both parties...
Sep 27th, 2011 7:40am
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vilivo vilivo
U mean the 1 badly aged brand will not be working with the other badly aged brand?!?
Sep 27th, 2011 6:04am
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