An internal Daimler source reportedly said at that stage the deal was all but done, while confirming the Mercedes-AMG name would be on Daimler’s ‘purchase receipt’.
While the price remains a mystery, the deal is believed to include a sales, marketing and investment plan from AMG to boost MV Agusta sales outside its home market in Italy.
On the flip side, the deal could also give Mercedes access to MV Agusta’s range of small engines for use in future four-wheeled projects.
“In MV Agusta, we have found the perfect two-wheel partner for Mercedes-AMG,” Mercedes-AMG Chief Executive, Tobias Moers, said.
“This manufacturer with a long tradition and Mercedes-AMG are connected not only by a long and successful racing history, but also by shared values and goals for the future allowing the experience of utmost perfection, optimal performance and motorsport technology for the road.”
MV Agusta President Giovanni Castiglioni agreed, saying the pair formed “a perfect fit” and that AMG would help the bike-builder accelerate growth.
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