Daimler will supply Aston Martin with Mercedes-Benz AMG engines, electrical components and technical support as part of the deal, but until now there was no news on when the first examples would appear.
Speaking with the UK’s Auto Express, Mercedes CEO Dr Dieter Zetsche has reportedly said that he believes three to four years is an approximate timeframe.
“Aston’s new investor was convinced that it would be helpful to associate with someone with experience in fast-car technology,” Dr Zetsche said.
“When you make decisions like this it usually takes three to four years to see the results.”
A few questions still remain unanswered, however, with the Daimler engine deal rumoured to be for V8 engines only, placing a question mark over future V12 powered Aston Martins.
There was also an unconfirmed report back in June about a further five-year deal with current engine supplier, Ford.
While this report remains unconfirmed, it would at least explain where Aston Martin plans to source its engines until the first of the Mercedes-Benz AMG powered models appear.
After initially announcing an agreement in July, Aston Martin and Daimler are expected to sign an official deal before the end of the year.