Aston has reduced the emissions of its V8s and V12s by 25 per cent over the past six years, but Bez believes there is still work to do
Matt Burt
17 July 2012

Aston Martin boss Ulrich Bez says that he’s open to the concept of using smaller-capacity engines, provided that it doesn’t detract from the exclusivity of the brand’s models.

Aston has reduced the emissions of its V8s and V12s by 25 per cent over the past six years, but Bez believes there is still work to do. “The job is not complete,” he said. “Four or even three cylinders are possible. If the spirit of the times demands six cylinders, then it has to be looked at.”

Bez warned that if Aston made such a move, it would “never undermine exclusivity. We must stay special”.

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17 July 2012

...if you're so concerned about emmissions?

17 July 2012

Is that actually true? 25% reduction?  My understanding was that the whole point of that cygnet was beacuase aston would of struggled to meet reduction in CO2 emmissions.

17 July 2012

This looks awful to me.

22 September 2012

Reducing the emission of your engine would really help the environment and helps you save money though not all pay attention to it. Mods on you Auto Parts like adding cylinders would really affect your car's performance. And also the amount of air and fuel stuff you put into it would still matters as well as the size of the cylinder you are going to install.

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29 September 2012

It is good that aston has controlled its emission by a double digit percentage and still thinking beyond it. Fuel emissions not only pollutes the environment but also add to greater fuel consumption. Great job by aston.

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