Autocar magazine reports that Dr. Zetsche, Daimler CEO, is interested in expanding their Aston Martin ownership that currently resides at 5% and was part of the engine supplying/developing deal.

It actually would make sense. Mercedes has by far not as many brands like BMW and Audi/VW, and a intense cooperation was already rumoured when Aston Martin showed their Lagonda Concept SUV some years ago - a car that was sitting on the Mercedes GL platform.