The Aston Martin DBX will be powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine sourced from Mercedes-AMG that is capable of producing 550 bhp and 700 Nm of torque.
Aston Martin announced the coming of their first SUV, the DBX, in Novmeber last year. Since then, we have had various sightings of the DBX, once in the form of a prototype wrapped in camouflage livery at the Goodwood festival of Speed, and then several spy shots of the SUV undergoing tests at the Nurburgring. And now, Aston Martin have confirmed the engine that would be put in the DBX and honestly, we didn’t expect any less either.
The Aston Martin DBX will be powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine sourced from Mercedes-AMG. This engine would be capable of producing 550 bhp and 700 Nm of peak torque. And there you have it, the DBX is thus the most powerful V8-powered car that Aston Martin has ever produced. Aston says that the DBX will be capable of speeds north of 180 mph or 290 kph.
As of now, Aston has only confirmed the AMG sourced V8 engine but we are also expecting Aston to offer their own 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine which also powers their flagship DBS Superleggera. The DBX will be underpinned by a modified version of the DB11’s platform and will be the first-ever Aston to feature an all-wheel-drive system. There might also be a drift mode on offer in the SUV.
As for Aston’s other future plans, the company plans to bring out a total of seven cars as part of their ‘Second Century Plan’. We have already seen three of them, starting with the DB11, then the all-new Vantage and then the DBS Superleggera. The DBX would be the forth model in the lineup and then it would be followed by the new Vanquish. Further, there will be a second SUV and a finally, a sedan from Aston Martin’s luxury brand Lagonda.
From whatever images we have seen of the DBX so far, it has been seen wrapped is camouflage livery and it even comes with many fake panels to disguise the actual shape of the car. As for its interiors, it is expected to share some interior features and parts from Mercedes Benz as we have seen in some other Aston cars as well. The DBX will make its global debut in December this year. When launched, it will rival the likes of the Lamborghini Urus, the Bentley Bentayga, the Porsche Cayenne and the upcoming Ferrari Purosangue as well.