Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
July 19, 2012
With the advent of ever-tightening fuel economy and emission standards, no automaker is safe, not even boutique luxury automakers like Aston Martin.
Consider this, besides the Aston Martin Cygnet which is a Scion iQ in drag, the rest of the Aston Martin lineup comes with either a V8 or V12 engines. Aston Martin has reduced the emissions of its engines by 25% over the past six years, but that might not be enough.
Aston Martin head Ulrich Bez recently revealed to Autocar the company is open to downsizing their engines.
“The job is not complete. Four or even three cylinders are possible. If the spirit of the times demands six cylinders, then it has to be looked at.”
However, if a move like that was done, Bez said it would “never undermine exclusivity. We must stay special”.
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