Daimler already owns a five percent stake in Aston Martin but the company is reportedly considering a takeover.

According to Car & Driver, Daimler executives have discussed plans to buy the automaker but there isn't a clear consensus on whether or not they should do it. Some apparently feel Aston Martin is an unnecessary risk while others think it's a "jewel" that should be snatched up. It remains unclear what the company will do but the magazine puts the odds at 50:50.

In related news, the magazine is reporting Daimler will likely buy MV Agusta.