Mercedes-Benz to build engines at Nissan plantPOSTED 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.