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Nissan To Build Mercedes-Benz Engines

Posted on January 13, 2012

DETROIT, Mich. — Nissan announced  at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that it’s Decherd, Tenn. plant will build Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder engines for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti as part of the latest collaboration between Renault-Nissan and Daimler. Production will begin in 2014 with an installed capacity slated for 250,000 units per year.

Nissan said this collaboration marks the first production of Mercedes-Benz engines in the North American free trade region. The automaker said the Tennessee plant’s strategic location and logistics links will ensure a direct supply of engines, starting in 2014, for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is built at Daimler’s vehicle plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Nissan stated it began powertrain assembly in Decherd in 1997. Today, the company manufactures four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines for its lineup of U.S.-produced Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. The plant also houses crankshaft forging and cylinder block casting operations.

Read the complete report from Automotive Fleet here.

Source: Automotive Fleet

Related Topics: Daimler, flight tracking, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan

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