Aston Martin Vantage can enlist the new Mercedes-Benz engineMarch 11, 2018
It seems that Aston Martin is going to strengthen cooperation with Mercedes-Benz in technical terms. The British have been buying engines from the Stuttgart company for several years now, but this cooperation can expand.
As the Australian edition of Wheels, the chief engineer of Aston Martin Matt Becker during the car dealership in Geneva said that the company is considering the possibility of expanding the engine range of the Vantage coupe due to the line six-cylinder M256, which are equipped with Mercedes-AMG CLS 53. It’s about three-liter motors with a return of 435 horsepower, which work in tandem with a 48-volt starter generator, improving the economy of the car, feeding onboard electronics and air conditioning in urban traffic jams.
Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 with this engine accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.5 seconds, the maximum speed is 270 kilometers per hour. At the same time, the average fuel consumption is 8.5 liters per 100 kilometers.
Matt Becker commented on this possibility by constantly growing environmental requirements, and in his opinion, the German power plant has excellent performance and economy.
However, the habits of this engine under the hood of the Vantage will not be the same as the Mercedes-AMG. Matt Becker said that the company has every opportunity to reconfigure this engine, as well as to install in a pair of it to another gearbox with other gear ratios.