Mercedes-Benz is reportedly pulling AMG V8s from the US for 2022.
Many Aston Martin vehicles are powered by AMG V8 engines.
Aston Martin has key players in its current product portfolio which rely on the German-sourced V8 engines. Namely, the Vantage, DB11, and the crucial DBX SUV are all fitted with these same powerplants.
The twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8s are Mercedes-AMG-sourced and while there’s nothing wrong with this, the concern was that recent reports involving Mercedes-Benz’s rumoured decision to possibly suspend the sale of V8 engines might jeopardize this arrangement. It would appear as though Aston Martin is safe.
According to Carscoops, Aston Martin will continue to receive its engines as per their current agreement. The situation over at Mercedes-Benz involves supply-chain issues and possibly global emission regulations. As we know, many automakers are downsizing engines in favour of boost to meet these emissions.
Mercedes-Benz has been preparing us for a world without V8s for a little while. The next AMG C-Class will reportedly feature only 4-cylinder engines, a trend that will likely move to larger vehicles in time.
From what we can tell by these details if you want an AMG V8 any time soon or ever, and you do, you’ll have to spring for an Aston Martin.