Infiniti G lineup to get Mercedes 4-cylinder engines as part of new alliance

As a part of Renault-Nissan and Daimler AG’s new alliance, Infiniti’s G lineup will receive Mercedes-Benz engines. Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn said that the G lineup will get Mercedes-Benz’s inline 4-cylinder engines to improve fuel-economy figures and curb emissions.

Ghosn did not say when the new engines will make their way into Infiniti production lines or to which extent they will replace the brand’s 4-cylinder and V6 engines in the G sedan and coupe.

Mercedes-Benz currently uses 1.8L 4-cylinder engines in some of its C-Class models in Europe. The C-Class is not offered with anything smaller than a V6 in North America.

Mercedes-Benz will begin production of the C-Class in Alabama in 2014.

– By: Kap Shah

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