Aston Martin is working on a “charged” crossover DBX AMRNovember 25, 2019
At a recent event at which the British Aston Martin DBX crossover was officially presented, current CEO Andy Palmer talked about the possibility of a powerful V12 engine appearing under the hood of a car.
Aston Martin DBX is now equipped with a power plant Mercedes-AMG Twin-Turbo V8, which produces 542 power and 516 Nm of torque. Journalists who were at the presentation of the prestigious news noted that there is still a lot of space in the engine compartment of the DBX crossover and you can easily fit the most powerful twin-turbo V12 engine there.
Here is what Mr. Palmer said: “We are likely to make other derivatives of the V8 engine. But still, we will not install our hefty V12 engine under the hood of the Aston Martin DBX crossover. ”
Of course, the V8 powerplant from the German sports brand Mercedes-AMG can offer more power, but still this engine is far from the V12 produced by British Aston Martin. The luxury Rolls Royce Cullinan crossover is currently the only production SUV to feature a 12-cylinder V-engine.
If Aston Martin would still decide to offer customers the opportunity to purchase a DBX crossover with a powerful V12 engine, it is very likely that the car would position itself as a “charged” version of the crossover, which would traditionally receive the AMR prefix.
With this in mind, it makes sense for Aston to release its DBX AMR crossover with a V12 engine under the hood. Of course, the V12 will not be much faster than the same V8, but I am sure that for many, the ability to have a crossover with an additional 4 cylinders would be very important.
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