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Old 10-18-2013, 12:01 PM
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Mercedes to Power Aston

Aston Martins will soon be powered by Mercedes-Benz V8s | Digital Trends

That’s right. According to Auto Express, Mercedes will be selling AMG turbo V8s, transmissions, and electrical bits, which will be fitted to the DB9 and V8 Vantage.



Will the "one man, one engine" philosophy at AMG carry over to having the signature on the engine over at AM?

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well, that absolutely sucks..............
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:37 PM
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Why, were you planning to buy a DB9?
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:18 PM
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What's next? French's Mustard manufacturing Grey Poupon?

I've driven a S550 with MB's non-AMG twin turbo 4.6 V8, other than losing a little purist/snob appeal, the average Aston owner probably won't have much to complain about.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:15 PM
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Those AMG twin-turbo V8s are pretty potent - more-so than the current AM offerings.

IMO, the loss here will be sound. The AM sound is... Priceless.
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:24 PM
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Dammut, what's a relevant, MB-related, automotive post doing on OD?

So the AMG power-plant's replacing the venerable Ford 460?
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:23 PM
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An A-M SUV with AMG Power?

Talks are at an early stage as the SUV won’t come to market for another three years and the British carmaker is still weighing whether to use its own technology to develop a crossover, one of the people said. Representatives for Investindustrial, Aston Martin and Daimler declined to comment on whether they’re considering building an SUV together.
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The AM sound is... Priceless.
Yeah, I like AM radio, too.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:34 PM
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AM is pretty broke so they need to update their dated drive line cheaply, hence the AMG buying spree.

Pagani has been using AMG since day one, and it hasn't hurt them!
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:42 AM
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Rumor has it that Daimler is trying to buy up the whole company.
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That would be a horrible move, nice way to compete with themselves. Although I guess that's trendy now VW group loves doing it.
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Never forget

That is one I was totally unaware of!

Given my entirely irrational love for the first new vehicle I ever purchased - a 1985 Mitsubishi Mighty Max - the idea of blending those memories with my CLK55 memories..... excuse me, I need a moment to myself.



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The 80's, cocaine is a hell of a drug...
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:29 PM
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If I'd ever gotten into DSMs... (thank god I didn't, I put together one after a boost spike blew the head apart, that was all I needed of the 4G63)

Images aren't working, there was an AMG TUNED spark plug cover for the 4G63

There was an AMG Debonair too
Image isn't working, but google Mitsubishi Debonair AMG

I'll try to fix the images later.

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