Nissan agrees to make engines for Mercedes in Tennessee Autoblog

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Nissan agrees to make for Mercedes in Tennessee

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and Nissan plan on working in the future, sharing the Mercedes platform and engines in an effort cash on engineering and manufacturing A big part of that collaboration is now with a joint engine

Nissan will produce four-cylinder engines at its Decherd, facility. The engine will its way under the hood of Mercedes and models beginning in 2014, a max capacity of 250,000 units per

Both automakers are understandably about the strategic announcement. CEO Carlos Ghosn called the our most significant project of Europe so far. Daimler Dr. Dieter Zetsche added the co-op will help achieve its expansion goals, that the engine agreement make optimum use of synergies from the cooperation.

Hit the jump to read over the press release. Daimler issued the exact same except the German automaker names so that Daimler before Nissan.

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Nissan and Daimler to engines together in North

In the latest step forward in the of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler, Decherd, Tenn. plant build Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz starting in

Nissan and Daimler will Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline together at Nissan’s powertrain plant in Decherd, Tenn. will begin in 2014, installed capacity of 250,000 per year once full is achieved. The Decherd facility produce engines for Mercedes-Benz and models.

This is the newest milestone in our collaboration and our most significant outside of Europe so far, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. capacity reduces exposure to exchange rates while enabling a good business in North America a win-win for the and Daimler.

The collaboration marks the production of Mercedes-Benz engines in the America Free Trade The Tennessee plant’s strategic and logistics links ensure a supply of engines starting in for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, built at vehicle plant in Tuscaloosa,

In the context of our Mercedes-Benz 2020 strategy, we have decided we will expand the production required for this close to the Through the strategic extension of our with Renault-Nissan we can realize engine production in the NAFTA on attractive economic terms and optimum use of synergies arising the cooperation, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, of the Daimler Board of Management and of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said. we are systematically broadening our manufacturing in this important growth

Nissan began powertrain in Decherd in 1997. Today it 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines for the complete of U.S.-produced Nissan and Infiniti The plant also houses forging and cylinder block operations. In 2011, Decherd more than 580,000 on a covered area of more 1.2 million square feet square meters).

Project expands

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Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance their strategic collaboration in 2010, including an equity that gives the Renault-Nissan a 3.1 percent stake in Daimler and a combined 3.1 percent interest in and Nissan.

The collaboration began three project pillars:

smart/Twingo architecture: The project is on for launch in the early first of 2014. Two-seater smart will be produced at Daimler’s in Hambach, France, and four-seater and Renault production are slated for plant in Novo Mesto,

All-new entry-level city van for Mercedes-Benz: The project is on schedule expected launch in late Manufacturing at Renault’s plant in France.

Powertrain cross-supply: The is supplying Daimler with three-cylinder gasoline engines to be in smart and Twingo vehicles and diesel engines to be used in the developed light commercial and in Mercedes-Benz’s next generation of compact cars. Daimler supply Nissan and Infiniti four- and six-cylinder gasoline and engines from the current and engine portfolio as well as automatic transmissions.

Since its founding in April the collaboration has been gradually In addition to the announcement this about North American production, the companies also to partner on:

Platform sharing: plans to base a premium vehicle on the Mercedes compact-car starting in 2014.

Zero-emission Daimler will provide from its production facility in Germany, and Renault-Nissan will electric motors for the use in electric (smart and Twingo ZE). releases will occur in

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