Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez has revealed his desire to gain access to Mercedes' platforms.

Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez has revealed his desire to gain access to Mercedes' platforms.

The company's agreement with Daimler only covers electrical components and V8 engines, but Bez says the partnership has "lots of potential" in regards to shared platforms. As he explained to Autocar, “I look at what Porsche is doing with the 911 as its core business and then it is able to do models like the Cayenne based on the Volkswagen Touareg. It is good business.”

Bez declined to go into specifics but the magazine is reporting Aston Martin could be eyeing the next-generation Mercedes M-Class platform for use on their Lagonda crossover which could be launched in 2017.

In related news, Bez confirmed the company's V12 engine isn't going anywhere as it could as it stick around for "another 10 years at least."

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