Fleets of fancy

Fleets of Fancy: Aston Martin DB11

Why should I want it?

It’s utterly stunning inside and out, with the styling neatly combining the classic Aston Martin look with a more modern design. The Mercedes-Benz AMG-sourced 4.0-litre V8 engine delivers an immense 510hp, but, almost more importantly, a wonderful exhaust note.

 

Why can’t I have it?

It’s a lot of money for a car that has borderline-useless rear seats and a boot that’s not exactly going to take suitcases. Plus our test car boasted another £30,000 of options on top of the list price, including some bits such as £995 heated and ventilated seats that you’d hope would be standard on a near-£150,000 car.

 

Arguments to use on the fleet manager

This is the more efficient and less costly of two DB11s, with the 5.2-litre V12 adding another £13,000 and 35g/km, so in some ways this is the sensible option. Plus residuals are a huge 57.9%. Aston MD Andy Palmer calls the DB11 the “most complete and sophisticated car” the brand has ever built.

 

More fleety alternative

 

 

Fleet of Fancy - Aston Martin DB11 - More Fleety Alternative - Mercedes-Benz E350d CoupeReasonably impractical two-door coupe that has a sense of occasion and a link to Mercedes’ tuning arm AMG? For almost a third of the price of the DB11, Merc’s E350d Coupe offers 258hp for a 6.0-second acceleration time, and an official 42.8mpg.

 

 

 

 

 

Factfile

Aston Martin DB11
Economy:28.5mpg
Emissions:230g/km
Performance:3.9 seconds/187mph
Power:510hp
Price:£144,900