When Aston Martin launched the DB11 in March 2016 as the successor to the DB9, it was only available with the then-new 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. It was only about 15 months later than the company got around the adding another powertrain option – a 4-litre V8, also with twin turbo similar to that found in some Mercedes-AMG models – to give customers a lower-price alternative.
That variant has now arrived in Malaysia, launched this evening by Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur. Priced at an estimated RM1.8 million with duties and GST included, the DB11 with a smaller engine loses nothing in terms of sheer visual appeal. But under the long bonnet, the V8 engine generates 503 bhp/675Nm to give a claimed 0 to 100 km/h capability of 4 seconds and a top speed of 301 km/h.
“With the V8-powered DB11 in Kuala Lumpur, we expect sustained interest and continuing growth in demand for DB11, spearheaded by the arrival of this new model.” said Nancy Chen, Head of Sales Operations for Aston Martin, Southeast Asia.
Together with the introduction of the DB11, Aston Martin KL also announced that it has a new service centre in the Klang Valley, located at the Lingui Industrial Park in Sungai Buloh on the outskirts of the city. The facility has technicians fully trained to maintain Aston Martins and has 3 service bays and 1 diagnostic bay.
“The new service centre is equipped with the latest tools, technology and equipment, managed by professionally trained service personnel,” said Jerry Lee, MD of Wearnes Quest, which manages Aston Martin KL.
“With this investment, our current and future customers can be assured that we remain committed to deliver unparalleled British standards of excellence,” Mr. Lee added.