• (4.0) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $88,332–$153,840
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 14-15
  • Engine: 510-hp, 6.0-liter V-12 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2011 Aston Martin DBS

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Aston Martin DBS

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • 510-hp V-12
  • Six-speed manual or available automatic transmissions
  • Available seating for four
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Bang &amp
  • amp
  • Olufsen audio
  • Positioned above DB9 and V8 Vantage

2011 Aston Martin DBS Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Sporting a 510-horsepower V-12, massive wheels and a low-slung hood, the DBS competes with supercars like the Ferrari 599 GTB and Maserati GranTurismo. The rear-wheel-drive DBS crowns Aston Martin's three-car lineup and is available as a coupe or convertible. It shares its platform with the similarly styled DB9 and less expensive V8 Vantage, both of which have convertible variants.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes for 2011.

Exterior
Those who have seen a mid-'90s DB7 or anything newer should recognize the DBS as an Aston. Its trapezoidal grille and low-slung hood mimic the V8 Vantage and DB9; the front air dam is larger, the bumper has a few more etchings, and the rear sports an aggressive underbody air diffuser. Exterior features include:

  • Constructed from lightweight aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber
  • Aluminum chassis
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • LED taillamps
  • 20-inch wheels standard
  • Available lightweight 20-inch wheels
  • Power retractable fabric roof (convertible)

Interior
The two-seat interior looks much like that of the DB9. The center stack starts with the air-conditioning vents up top and flows down to the center armrest. A small cargo area behind the seats can hold a custom luggage set. The rear cargo area can be replaced with additional seats to increase seating capacity to four. This configuration comes standard on the convertible. Interior features include:

  • Leather-upholstered dashboard, armrest, steering wheel and seats
  • Choice of ultrathin racing seats or chunkier, but still heavily bolstered, sport seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Bang & Olufsen stereo

Under the Hood
The engine sits in front of the driver and passenger but is pushed back toward the center of the car. The automatic transmission is similar to the unit used in the DB9, but with beefed-up internal parts to handle the extra power. Mechanical features include:

  • 510 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque
  • Mid-mounted 6.0-liter V-12
  • Zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Available six-speed automatic with paddle shifter
  • Adaptive suspension adjusts dampers to changing road conditions

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system

Consumer Reviews

(4.0)

Average based on 2 reviews

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Is good and luxurious

by doc4icu from CA on August 13, 2017

James Bond's ultimate Aston - second to none! I had a Vanquish S before, but this DBS got guts, great looks and performance to match.

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3 Trims Available

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2011 Aston Martin DBS Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

24mo/100,000mi

Powertrain

24mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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