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Aston Martin and Maybach team up for luxury sedan


Aston Martin may be priming themselves to design and build a new Maybach ultra luxury sedan, according to European press. That is, if talks between them and Daimler are successful.

This potential partnership is already in the works and a mockup of a new Maybach limousine has already been set in motion to make its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. This new model will use technologies and parts from Aston Martin and will help Maybach create much cheaper models. Aston Martin will benefit by gaining access to Daimler’s four-wheel-drive technology for an off-road vehicle that will be based on the Mercedes GL-Class . The British company will also get Daimler’s fuel-efficient diesel and gasoline engines. It’s the classic "You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours" scenario.

A Daimler insider told Reuters: "There is no cooperation deal with Aston Martin. We are often in talks about various topics, such as the donating technology for the Lagonda show car." Aston Martin was not available for comment.

Source: Autoweek



17 comments:

Aston Martin would be one of the car that has an impressive design. And I think there’s no reason to be mad at them since they are in the tight competition of auto making!

I think Aston Martin is kind of selfish. They are given an access for the Daimler’s four-wheel-drive technology and fuel-efficiency but they don’t like to donate some information about their Aston Martin’s engine.

Well, Maybach need to separate from Mercedes to grow and succeeded. I don’t have any against to Maybach but I think its design came from the last generation car!

Yeah I believe the concept Maybach is from 1997... The Audi-infused Bentley are my favorite in this category.

A Continental and a Mulsanne/Arnage level competitor. 2 Door and 4 Door. Meaning Mercedes needs to stop playing in the SLS/SLR range and reserve that for its Maybach line.

This new model will use technologies and parts from Aston Martin and will help Maybach create much cheaper models. Aston Martin will benefit by gaining
access to Daimler’s four-wheel-drive technology for an off-road vehicle that will be based on the Mercedes GL-Class.

Aston Martin and Daimler had worked together in the past for the Lagonda Concept, so there’s really a chance that they may be teaming up again for the new Maybach ultra luxury sedan. Though Daimler answered they haven’t had a partnership deal with Aston Martin, they should be talking about it soon. Maybach is a very interesting and exclusive car platform, thus we can expect good results if the two companies had agreed together.

This looks too properly primed and polished to perfection. Looks elegant and yet also perfect for long road travel.

great, for sure they’ll present another great and luxury car. lets just hope that it’s not a gas guzzling one. we all know that a luxury sedan’s engine has a lot of horses..

dude it says luxury i means the will built a luxury and not a sports car.

this is a much awaited vehicle today, can you imagine what will come out if a two well known car created a super car?

In exchange, Aston Martin would reportedly get access to engine technology from Mercedes-Benz, something AM desperately needs as its 6.0-liter V12 engine (used in almost every vehicle it sells) is quickly becoming outdated.

The ability of British brands to built true luxury cars has apparently not gone unnoticed by Daimler and according to a report by the Financial Times, Daimler may source Aston Martin to build the next generation of Maybach models.

Daimler’s Maybach brand of super-luxury executive vehicles doesn’t have the sales strength of rivals Bentley or Rolls Royce, but it’s no less an opulent and sizable piece of machinery.

Although we’ve known since the Detroit show that the Maybach 62 Landaulet was going into production, the details were a bit sketchy - but no more.

A 2door "Entry" Maybach off the Mercdes S-Class Short Wheelbase and a 4door off a stretched Mercedes S-Class Long Wheelbase at about the $200k-$250k mark starting price.

It helps when you don’t design the car of a 1992-1999 Mercedes S-Class with an interior out of the 2000-2006 Mercedes S-Class.

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