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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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