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Daimler confirms partnership talks with Aston Martin - report

 Daimler confirms partnership talks with Aston Martin - report
2013 Aston Martin Rapide S

Seeking to jointly-develop engines and electrical components

Daimler spokeswoman Silke Walters has confirmed the company is in partnership talks with Aston Martin.

Walters declined to go into specifics but told Bloomberg “While both sides know and respect each other very much, no decisions have been made."

The companies have been mulling a partnership for years, but the latest discussions are a result of Investindustrial obtaining a 37.5 percent stake in Aston Martin earlier this month. Sources close to the company say Daimler is Investindustrial's preferred partner but Chairman Andrea Bonomi has previously stated they will also be talking to other manufacturers.

Little is known about the proposed partnership, but Bonomi hinted it will involve jointly-developing engines and electrical components. If this correct, the partnership would be less extensive than the proposed engine and platform sharing agreement that collapsed two years ago and led to the shuttering of Maybach.

Source: Bloomberg

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Comments (7)

 SorryMyBadEnglish SorryMyBadEnglish
Hopefully they find perfect balance.
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May 10, 2013 10:20 am
 FOXHOUND FOXHOUND
Finally an AM with over 600 horses, that doesnt cost over 1Mil...
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May 10, 2013 3:03 am
 PAA PAA
Good, maybe MB will get some styling aesthetics from AM.
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May 10, 2013 12:03 am
 benzboy benzboy
well at least it wont be the apocalypse that Mb and Renault formed. LOL
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May 9, 2013 11:16 pm
 Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
AM is desperate to work with Diamler huh?
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May 9, 2013 10:30 pm
 SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
Aston Martin DB9....AMG
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May 9, 2013 6:17 pm