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Infiniti will begin producing its newest engine in America.


The Japanese automaker has announced the official start of production at the Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant, which will assemble the company’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That powerplant will be used in the European versions of the Infiniti Q50 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class that is assembled in Alabama.

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The new plant is a partnership between the Renault-Nissan and Daimler AG and around 200 new jobs have been added to support production. The company expects 200 more jobs to be added once the plant ramps up to its full 250,000 engine annual capacity. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will have 211 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

“The opening of this new powertrain facility is an important step for Infiniti,” said Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen. “It is the first step of our manufacturing expansion that will include the start of vehicle production in China later this year and in Europe next year.”

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A Mercedes with a Nissan engine that's made in America. That's interesting and could draw more buyers to the Benz.


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A Mercedes with a Nissan engine that's made in America. That's interesting and could draw more buyers to the Benz.


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I would totally have considered a c class with a Nissan motor (aside from the fact that the current/outgoing c class is ugly). We got a TSX bc of the likelihood that I'll be driving it a ton and keeping it past the lease. Had to be very reliable, though i prefer German "lux" cars.


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Lexus introduces 460 HP RC-F
BMW introduces 425 HP M4
M-B C63 to replace V8 with biturbo V8
Chevrolet makes hay with its 460 HP naturally aspirated V8.

Infiniti introduces a 211 HP engine.
After 11 years of driving Infiniti, I am sorry to say my next car will be something different.
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The look of the Q50 is growing on me were I to consider a sedan. At 330 hp or so, it gets 30 mpg and I'd leave that extra 100 hp on the table with those other cars. I just don't need it. If you can get another 100 hp for comparable money, I see the temptation. Plus , Lexus gives you and lot of grill for your money too !

In my case, I'd trade that 100 hp for a car I like the styling of better but a lot of buyers wouldn't.
11 years is a long run though. That in itself is a respectable nod to Infiniti but I'd probably be ready for a change too.

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