Crossover Aston Martin DBX passes final tests

Crossover Aston Martin DBX passes final tests

November 6, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Judging by the video that came to our editorial office a couple of hours ago, the first crossover in the history of the British brand Aston Martin is undergoing final tests on the Nurburgring race track.

The noticed prototype of the new model, which will be called DBX, is still covered with camouflage, and this despite the fact that the official presentation of the machine will be held in Beijing (China) on November 20. It is worth recalling that the premium brand first introduced the DBX crossover concept back in 2015.

 The video has little new information about the car; however, if you look closely, the test mule has a trailer. The fact is that Aston Martin engineers are testing the towing capabilities of the DBX crossover.

  We already know that under the hood of the British crossover there will be a 4.0-liter V8 engine with two turbines produced by the German Mercedes-AMG, which is also installed on the Aston Martin Vantage and DB11 models. In the new DBX, the engine will develop 542 horsepower (700 Nm). Later, a 5.2-liter V12 engine with two turbines will be available to customers, on which engineers of the British brand are now working hard. In a more powerful version of the crossover, which will receive the AMR prefix, this power unit will be able to give out 630 hp (700 Nm). There are rumors about the appearance of the Aston Martin DBX with a plug-in hybrid engine.

  We also saw the luxurious interior of the new DBX crossover. Details about the features of the interior, various options are still unclear, but company representatives said that a lot of time was spent working on ergonomics in the cabin – it is reported that it took six months to develop the design of the driver’s seat.

Not so long ago, we wrote that there were pictures of the luxurious interior of the Aston Martin DBX. The British brand promises to hold the presentation of its first crossover this month. Interest in the upcoming event at Aston Martin “warmed up” with the help of the image of the salon of the long-awaited news. Prior to that, the interior of the Aston Martin DBX was kept secret.