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Is Sebastian Vettel Jumping to Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel of Infiniti Red Bull Racing played down rumors that he is planning on joining the Mercedes AMG Petronas bandwagon after the 2015 season. He also denied similar rumors that he will be joining McLaren after the next Formula One season. The speculations originated from the comments of Dr. Helmut Marko, the motorsport advisor of Red Bull, according to Sky Sports. Marko hinted that the four-time champion has received offers from Mercedes and McLaren. He further said that Mercedes is hoping to pair him with Nico Rosberg when Lewis Hamilton exits the team in 2015. However Vettel responded that although he considers any offer, nothing has changed. He added he… Continue Reading »

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Mexico venture in the works for Daimler and Nissan?

According to a Reuters report, Daimler, the parent company of automaker Mercedes-Benz, has signed a new pact with Nissan, which will involve the creation of a new joint venture in Mexico that will produce new vehicles for Mercedes and Nissan’s Infiniti brand. Sources have said that the deal at this point entails Nissan manufacturing the next-gen GLA at the company’s Aguascalientes facility, which is also set to produce new Infiniti models. This would extend the cooperation between the two automotive companies, as Mercedes-Benz already has an existing pact with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, with engines, plants, and automotive platforms and technologies being shared between the automakers. Of course, both of the… Continue Reading »

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Infiniti’s G-Series will have Mercedes’ Engines

For the past years, Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti has been collaborating, as the Infiniti Etherea used the Mercedes A-Class platform. Now, the two companies will continue their good relationship with the release of the Infiniti G, which will have the 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines made by Merc. Tony Lewis, Infiniti’s Northern Europe regional director said, “We’ll make sure the right engines are in the car right from the start.” The two companies are not even bothered by competition between them because it is expected that since the G-series will only have 3.7L V6 petrol engine, the buyers of these cars will not be from the market that likes four-cylinder models… Continue Reading »

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Groundbreaking for Mercedes-Benz/Infiniti Tennessee Plant

We’ve known about the partnership between Daimler and Renault – Nissan for some time now, but it is only today that we get very concrete reminders of the cooperation that involves engine- and technology-sharing between the automakers—the two have just concluded the groundbreaking for a new engine-manufacturing plant in Decherd, Tennessee. While there have been no details as to exactly which engines will be produced in the Tennessee plant, it has been disclosed that these would likely be four-cylinder engines that would be accessible to both automakers, perhaps something similar to the 1.8-liter turbo used in the current C250. Of course, three-cylinders for use in Mercedes-Benz vehicles and 6-cylinders for… Continue Reading »

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Rumor: Daimler and Renault-Nissan Planning an Engine Plant?

According to a report from the Financial Times Germany, Daimler and Renault-Nissan are looking for a plant site in North America. And that plant will produce engines made and designed by the two companies. Daimler added 2.4 billion dollars in the Tuscaloosa plant, creating 1,400 new jobs. Meanwhile, Infiniti (Nissan) will also build a new plant in Tennessee in 2012. By now, they are producing the QX SUV in Mississippi, which goes to prove that the two car companies are investing heavily on their US plants, thus it would be no surprise if the engine project will be made in any of these facilities. As of now though, Daimler has… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to Power Infiniti Etheria Concept

Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury vehicle division, is hoping to take a piece of the compact premium pie and is setting the stage to unveil its concept of an upcoming vehicle in that segment. This concept—dubbed the Etheria—will reportedly make its debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show, and when the day comes, don’t be surprised when you see that the car is sporting a Mercedes-Benz power plant. That’s right; reports have it that the Infiniti Etheria concept will be one of the first concrete examples of the Mercedes-Renault-Nissan connection. Under the hood of the concept car is said to be a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine from Mercedes-Benz, pegged at 202 horsepower and equipped… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz, AMG Engines Headed for Infiniti Models?

When Daimler and Renault-Nissan announced a cooperation agreement back in April this year, people who cared knew that it was a matter of time before some Mercedes-Benz or AMG power plants would make their way to Nissan vehicles—at least, the higher end ones. Now, recent reports have it that those engines could likely make their way to the just-launched IPL line, which stands for Infiniti Performance Line. One rumor that’s circulating is that the range of the Infiniti G coupe could receive something like the 3.5L twin-turbo V6 from Mercedes-Benz. There are also reports that the 6.2L V8 from performance arm AMG could also be headed for these high-performance IPL… Continue Reading »

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