Daimler talking to Aston Martin on possible Maybach partnership


The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is shaping to be very busy and jam-packed with lots of insight for the next decade or so, all things automobile. And to add to the fiasco, word has now popped up at the Frankfurt show suggesting that Daimler AG might pair up their failing Maybach brand with Aston Martin.

“We are close to a decision,” CEO Dieter Zetsche said this past Tuesday, commenting on the hype. Zetsche didn’t exactly disclose any more details other than Daimler is considering multiple options for the Maybach brand.

One of them is obviously the one mentioned here. The possible partnership could incite some interesting possibilities such as a new second-generation Maybach. Daimler and Aston Martin have collaborated projects in the past like four jointly designed concepts.

Whether the partnership goes well or fails will be told over time.

SourceAutomotive News (via Bloomberg)