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Aston Martin could be in trouble without Mercedes engines

The carmaker also has plans to unveil its first EV, details of which, are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.

In a recent interview, Aston Martin's Chief Technical Officer, Roberto Fedeli, admitted that without Mercedes, the company could be in trouble tackling the upcoming Euro 7 emissions regulations.

The company's CTO stated, "Looking for the next challenge with ICE, Euro 7 [emissions regulations], without Mercedes, we could be in trouble. At the same time, Mercedes isn't just an engine for us, it's [also] the base electrical architecture. We did integration of new components into the base Mercedes architecture [for the DB12]."

Apart from just being a technical partner, Mercedes-Benz is also an important shareholder at Aston Martin. The German car brand is also said to be interested in increasing its stake by as much as 20% by the end of 2023.

Aston Martin's most recent unveil, the new DB12, currently uses an AMG-sourced V8. The carmaker also has a number of ICE models in the pipeline. This includes the Valhalla, a DB12 Volante and the new Vantage, all of which will be offered alongside the brand's DBX SUV.

The carmaker also has plans to unveil its first EV, details of which, are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.

Source: Autocar UK

 
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