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Old 12-08-2010, 04:10 PM
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Lightbulb Report: Renault-Nissan engines to power future Mercedes, Smart models

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The door metaphorically adjoining the offices of Msr. Ghosn and Dr. Zetsche swings both ways. The two executives - heads of Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance respectively - signed a deal that would see the two auto groups collaborating on future products. So far all the reports appear to be benefiting Nissan - including the latest on AMG engines in Infiniti Performance Line models - but the latest indicate a measure of reciprocation.

According to the wire coming in from across the pond, the next generation of Mercedes-Benz A- and B-Class hatchbacks will be powered by Renault-Nissan's new 128-hp 1.6-liter turbodiesel four. Beyond that, the two auto groups will reportedly begin developing a new range of small engines, similar to the engine program between BMW and PSA Peugeot-Citroën.

Their displacements will, according to reports, range from 1.2 liters to 1.8, cylinder counts from three to four and coming in both gasoline and diesel formats, to be used in a broad range of small cars bearing Mercedes, Smart, Nissan and Renault badges.

[Source: Autocar]Report: Renault-Nissan engines to power future Mercedes, Smart models originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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Old 12-08-2010, 04:24 PM
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This is just adding Insult to Injury.

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I can see the small engine technology but sharing the AMG line with Infinity? That is a BAD idea.....
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A and B models are one thing...but why would Mercedes want to introduce competition to their own brand? Do they not realize Infiniti is a luxury line?
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