Nissan and Daimler to furnish engines together in North America

Posted on 08. Jan, 2012 by in Nissan Canada



Nissan and Daimler to furnish engines together in North America

In a latest step brazen in a partnership of a Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler, Nissan’s Decherd, Tenn., plant will build Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder engines for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz starting in 2014.

Nissan and Daimler will furnish Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines together during Nissan’s powertrain public plant in Decherd, Tenn. Production will start in 2014, with commissioned ability of 250,000 units per year once full ramp–up is achieved. The Decherd trickery will furnish engines for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti models.

“This is a newest miracle in a useful partnership and a many poignant plan outward of Europe so far,” pronounced Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. “Localized ability reduces bearing to unfamiliar sell rates while fast enabling a good business expansion in North America – a win-win for a Alliance and Daimler.”

The partnership outlines a initial prolongation of Mercedes-Benz engines in a North America Free Trade region. The Tennessee plant’s vital plcae and logistics links safeguard a approach supply of engines starting in 2014 for a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, built during Daimler’s car plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

“In a context of a Mercedes-Benz 2020 expansion strategy, we have motionless that we will enhance a prolongation capacities compulsory for this tighten to a customers. Through a vital prolongation of a team-work with Renault-Nissan we can comprehend near-market engine prolongation in a NAFTA segment on appealing mercantile terms and make best use of synergies outset from a cooperation,” Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of a Daimler Board of Management and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said. “Thus we are evenly broadening a prolongation footprint in this critical expansion market.”

Nissan began powertrain public in Decherd in 1997. Today it manufactures 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines for a finish lineup of U.S.-produced Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. The plant also houses crankshaft forging and cylinder retard casting operations. In 2011, Decherd constructed some-more than 580,000 engines on a lonesome area of some-more than 1.2 million block feet (111,000 block meters).

Project portfolio expands

Daimler and a Renault-Nissan Alliance launched their vital partnership in Apr 2010, including an equity sell that gives a Renault-Nissan Alliance a 3.1 percent seductiveness in Daimler and Daimler a total 3.1 percent seductiveness in Renault and Nissan.

The partnership began with 3 plan pillars:

  • Joint smart/Twingo architecture: The plan is on lane for launch in a early initial entertain of 2014. Two-seater intelligent vehicles will be constructed during Daimler’s plant in Hambach, France, and four-seater intelligent and Renault prolongation are slated for Renault’s plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.
  • All-new entry-level city outpost plan for Mercedes-Benz: The plan is on report with approaching launch in late 2012. Manufacturing during Renault’s plant in Maubeuge, France.
  • Powertrain cross-supply: The Alliance is provision Daimler with compress three-cylinder gasoline engines to be used in intelligent and Twingo vehicles and four-cylinder diesel engines to be used in a jointly grown light blurb car and in Mercedes-Benz’s subsequent era of reward compress cars. Daimler will supply Nissan and Infiniti with four- and six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines from a stream and destiny engine portfolio as good as with involuntary transmissions.

Since a first in Apr 2010, a partnership has been gradually expanded. In further to a proclamation this week about North American engine production, a companies also motionless to partner on:

  • Platform sharing: Infiniti skeleton to bottom a reward compress car on a Mercedes compact-car architecture, starting in 2014.
  • Zero-emission vehicles: Daimler will yield batteries from a prolongation trickery in Kamenz, Germany, and Renault-Nissan will yield electric motors for a use in electric vehicles (smart and Twingo ZE). First releases will start in 2014.

Media Contacts:

Nissan North America
Paula Angelo, +1-615-509-4390,

Renault-Nissan Alliance
Rachel Konrad, +33 6 17 62 01 72,

Daimler AG

Marc Binder, +497111741349,
Bettina Singhartinger, +497111740598,

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Decherd plant b-roll is accessible on:

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