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Aston Martin DB11 now offered with Mercedes-AMG V8 engine

Published 29 June 2017

Aston Martin is now offering its DB11 with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine.

The new 4.0 litre, V8 engine is a slightly reduced version of the original 5.2 litre V12 engine. Yet, it is claimed to deliver 503 bhp, with 675Nm of torque.

This power from the engine propels the vehicle from 0-62 mph in 4 seconds and it has a top speed of 187 mph.

Aston Martin claims that the new DB11 variant offers a combined fuel efficiency of 28.5 mpg with CO2 emissions of 230g/kg.

Aston Martin chief technical officer Max Szwaj said: “As an engineer I find the DB11 a fascinating car. One with great depth of character and ability. Of course the V12-engined variant is an icon – an ultimate, if you like, but the V8 is very much its own car.

“One with a distinct and carefully crafted character that’s truly seductive. It has been hugely rewarding to put our stamp on this new engine – both in the way it sounds and performs – and to use its impressive attributes as the impetus to reveal a little more of the DB11’s sporting character.

The British super-car maker says that the 4.0 litre V8 engine can appeal to consumers in markets where there are taxation policy is structured around the engine capacity, such as China.

The Grand Tourer is equipped with electronic calibration system for the engine, which includes a new ECU software and reprogramming the engine and throttle mapping.

Aston Martin also claims that the new engine variant has its mass centred within the wheelbase, offering increased sense of agility.

The V8 and V12 have very little visual differences including unique alloy wheel finish, dark headlamp bezels and pair of bonnet vents instead of quartet featured on the V12.

Inside both the variants, customers can experience the same standard equipment levels and the same extensive choice of colour and trim options.

Aston Martin president and CEO Andy Palmer said: “The DB11 is the most complete and sophisticated car Aston Martin has ever made. Now, with this new V8 engine option we have broadened its appeal by offering a car that will bring the DB11 to more customers around the world while still blessed with the exceptional performance and memorable character that sets Aston Martin apart from its rivals.

“Having driven the car during its development phase, it is not just the engine that has changed the character of the car, but also the resulting dynamic changes to create a remarkable GT car with its own distinct personality from the V12.”   

The new DB11 V8 variant is priced from £144.900 in the UK, €184,000 in Germany and $198,995 in the US. Deliveries are expected to begin in this year’s fourth quarter.


Image: Aston Martin launches new V8 4 litre DB11 variant. Photo: Courtesy of Aston Martin Lagonda Limited.