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Mercedes to use Renault-Nissan sourced diesel

by Drew Johnson

Mercedes will use a Renault-Nissan sourced diesel engine in its next-generation of small cars.

Looking to take advantage of a recent strategic alliance, Mercedes-Benz will use a Renault- Nissan sourced turbo-diesel for the next-generation of its A- and B-Class vehicles.

According to Autocar, Mercedes-Benz will use Renault-Nissan's 128 horsepower 1.6L turbo-diesel in its forthcoming A- and B-Class models. Mercedes' next-generation of small cars will likely hit the market sometime next year.

The deal also paves the path for Renault-Nissan to use Mercedes' 2.0L gas engine, as well as the firm's V6 and V8 engines. As reported on these pages before, a turbocharged 3.5L V6 and a 6.2L V8 will likely find their way in to Infiniti's IPL performance line.

The two sides have already begun development on three- and four-cylinder engines that will eventually appear in the Mercedes A- and B-Class cars, as well as Renault's Clio and Megane vehicles.

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