Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche has announced Mercedes-Benz's involvement in Aston Martin will not imply using the AMG badging.

Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche has announced Mercedes-Benz's involvement in Aston Martin will not imply using the AMG badging.

The first results of the collaboration between Aston Martin and AMG will be seen in the next couple of years but don't expect to see the AMG badging on these Astons as Dieter Zetsche says the tie-up between the two parties will be "subtle" since "customers will know about it without us making too much of the link. That is enough for us." However, we believe the "AMG" lettering will be kept on the engine cover.

Daimler's chief Dieter Zetsche also said Mercedes-Benz will not be involved in Aston Martin's product planning as the collaboration will only imply the German marque will "share engines and electrical components." However, Zetsche didn't exclude the possibility of expanding this collaboration which would enable Aston Martin to benefit from Mercedes-Benz's alloy chassis architecture.

As a reminder, the highlight of this tie-up will be a newly developed V8 engine that will combine high performance with fuel efficiency for future Aston Martin models. In return, Daimler will receive a five percent stake in Aston Martin.

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