Aston Martin will replace the AMG engine with a hybrid “six”March 8, 2020
Aston Martin has been using the German V8 powertrain from Mercedes-AMG for several years, but now the company has decided to start using a hybrid powertrain instead.
The British brand has been installing a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine from Mercedes-AMG on the Vantage and DB11 for a couple of years, and it is also planned to equip the brand’s debut cross-brand – DBX.
But, as the head of the automobile concern Andy Palmer said in an interview with Car and Driver, the brand is already going to use its hybrid unit instead of the German power plant. It will be developed on the basis of the V6 petrol turbo engine, and the overall performance due to the electric motor will be comparable with the current V8 from AMG.
The first Aston Martin, which will be equipped with a new hybrid powertrain, will be the Valhalla supercar, its production is scheduled for the 2022nd. They are going to release a mid-engine car with a body made of carbon fiber in the amount of 500 units.
But the British brand does not plan to abandon its V12 engine – it will be used for several more years, but the production of the power unit will be transferred from Germany to the UK.
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