Aston Martin Might Not Use AMG's Straight-Six Engine After All


Earlier this month, we reported that Aston Martin was considering bringing the straight-six engine back into its lineup. The word came from Matt Becker, Aston's chief engineer, who expressed interest in Mercedes-AMG's new 3.0-liter straight-six at the Geneva Motor Show. But, speaking to Australia's Motoring more recently, Becker has issued a correction.

"I was speaking in more general terms that we might have to one day look at downsizing engines," Becker told Motoring. "To be honest I don’t know whether the engine would fit."

The confusion over Becker's words seemed to stem from his mentioning that he had driven one of Mercedes-AMG's 53-series cars during a trip to Germany. Mercedes parent company Daimler owns a small stake in Aston Martin, which allows the British brand to use Mercedes electronics, and in some cars, AMG's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Read more about the Aston Martin Might Not...

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08 May 2018


By CHRIS PERKINS