Mercedes will still share major components with Chrysler

DamilerChrysler (that’s still the company’s name until October) CEO, Dieter Zetsche, says that Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler will still cooperate after Daimler and Chrysler go their own ways. The main focus of cooperation between the two companies will take place right here in the US.

At its celebration of its 10th year of operations at its International US plant in Alabama, Mercedes emphasized that it will have a cooperative future with Chrysler even after Cerberus takes over 80.1 percent of it. The two will share electrical architectures, SUV chassis parts, active safety systems, Bluetec diesel technology and fuel cells.

As part of the relationship, Chrysler said that it will supply Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama plant with axles when it opens a $700 million US axle plant in Marysville, Michigan, in 2010.

The two can’t seem to live without each other.


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