Although these rumors have been around before, they refuse to die, and there may be good reason for that. Following last year's partnership agreement that will provide Aston Martin with Mercedes-AMG technology, it seems that parent company, Daimler, is still interested in purchasing a larger stake in the British automaker. Currently, the Germans own five percent of the company, but according to Car and Driver, they are now looking to expand that number.
A deal like this could provide Aston with a further boost for its model lineup, gaining further AMG technology and platforms for its future vehicles. This news joins reports claiming that Daimler is also looking to take over Italian motorcycle manufacturer, MV Agusta.