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Mercedes-Benz to build engines at Nissan plant

POSTED BY admin ON 09 January 2012

Daimler-Benz has announced the confirmation of 4-cylinder Mercedes-Benz petrol engines to be built at Nissan’s Tennessee plant In America from 2014.

According to Daimler-Benz the engines produced from this plant is destined for the American-built C-Class sedans.

This collaboration is the latest step in Daimler-Benz’s strategic collaboration with the Nissan-Renault Alliance which started in April last year.

Previously the collaboration saw the creation of a joint smart/Twingo architecture, new Mercedes-Benz entry-level van, powertrain cross-supply for the Twingo and commercial vehicles, as well as platform sharing between Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti.

The plant is said to have an installed capacity of 250,000 units annually and will serve as an engine plant to produce engines for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti models.

Currently Nissan’s Tennessee plant manufactures and supplies four, six, and eight cylinder engines for the entire Nissan and Infiniti model range in America.

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