Mercedes is strengthening their partnership with Renault-Nissan by announcing plans to jointly produce a four-cylinder engine in the United States.

Mercedes is strengthening their partnership with Renault-Nissan by announcing plans to jointly produce a four-cylinder engine in the United States.

Set to go into production in 2014, the engine will be built at a Nissan plant in Tennessee. It will be used in a variety of models from Mercedes and Infiniti including the 2014 C-Class which will be built in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

In a statement, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said "This is the newest milestone in our pragmatic collaboration and our most significant project outside of Europe so far." His sentiments were echoed by Daimler Chairman Dr. Dieter Zetsche who commented, "Through the strategic extension of our cooperation with Renault-Nissan we can realize near-market engine production in the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) region on attractive economic terms and make optimum use of synergies arising from the cooperation."

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