Infiniti’s G series will receive a Mercedes-Benz engine

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

Under the terms of the global alliance between Daimler AG and Renault-Nissan, Infiniti's G series will be getting a Mercedes-Benz engine. The G series, which represents Infiniti's highest-volume line, will use a Mercedes inline four-cylinder from Daimler to improve fuel economy and curb emissions, according to Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co.

Ghosn didn't say when production of the engine will begin or at what extent this engine will replace Japanese-made four-cylinder and V-6 engines used in the G sedan and coupe. In some C-class cars in Europe, Mercedes uses a 1.8-liter four-liter engine.

Presently, Mercedes uses nothing smaller than a V-6 in its North American products but it has mentioned that it might bring a smaller engine soon.

Mercedes-Benz wants to start producing the C class in Alabama in 2014. At a conference call, Ghosn told reporters that data show there is actually little cross-shopping between Mercedes' and Infiniti's US customers.

The development of this Mercedes engine is a small part of a diverse product-sharing and technology- sharing plan to be accomplished within five years.

The 3 carmakers in this tie-up said that their involvement was egged on by impending stricter fuel-economy demands and the potential for cost savings to comply to them. [via autonews - sub. required]

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