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Nissan to produce Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines in North America; latest step in collaboration

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powertrain assembly plant will build Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models. The Tennessee plant’s strategic location and logistics links ensure a direct supply of engines starting in 2014 for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, built at Daimler’s vehicle plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thus we are systematically broadening our manufacturing footprint in this important growth market. Powertrain cross-supply.

Daimler/Renault-Nissan collaboration expanding

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While our initial collaboration focused strongly on European projects, we are now focusing on synergies in all key markets. Joint development work is also proceeding on schedule for a new family of shared three- and four-cylinder gasoline engines with turbocharging and direct fuel injection.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler expand cooperation with new $1.4B plant in Mexico; next-gen compacts for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti

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In addition, a high localization rate will significantly increase the Mexican supply base. Mexico is already an important market for Daimler. The first engine to be assembled at the all-new facility is a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline 4-cylinder developed by Daimler. Renault and Daimler are also jointly developing a new direct-injection turbocharged small gasoline engine family. Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler partnership solid and expanding; 12 projects on three continents

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This partnership has accelerated the time-to-market for significant vehicle launches and has been an obvious strategic advantage for Renault and Nissan. The smart fortwo is being built at smart’s Hambach plant in France, while the Twingo and the smart forfour are being produced at Renault’s plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Meanwhile, the two companies continue to supply each other with powertrains. Under the contract, Nissan will supply its NV350 Urvan (GVW: 3.5

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Cooperation between Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance deepening in 2016

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Launched in 2014, the smart two-seater is built at Daimler’s Hambach plant, France, whereas both four-seater vehicles are produced at Renault’s plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Later this month, Mercedes-Benz will provide further insights into the new pickup truck’s design, strategy and markets. Joint engine development and production in addition to engine cross-supply projects mark a one of a kind cooperation in the powertrain segment covering engines and transmissions.

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