DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - News Desk > Automotive Industry News and Dodge Press Releases


Notices

Automotive Industry News and Dodge Press Releases News regarding the Dodge Ram and other industry info. Post it here!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-21-2010, 10:35 AM
1970 Charger's Avatar
1970 Charger 1970 Charger is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 238
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Deep Water Blue
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:28
1970 Charger is on a distinguished road
Default Infiniti G to get Mercedes engine

Infiniti’s volume line, the G series, will get a Mercedes-Benz engine as part the global alliance between Daimler AG and Renault-Nissan, the story AutoWeek blew wide open at the end of March.
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., said the G will use a Mercedes inline four-cylinder from Daimler to improve fuel economy and cut emissions. He didn’t say when the engine would reach Infiniti production lines or indicate the extent to which it will replace Japanese-made four-cylinder and V6 engines used in the G sedan and coupe. Here’s hoping Infiniti’s own V6 stays in the G--it’s one of the best engines on the market.
Mercedes uses four-cylinder engines in European C-class cars and has talked about bringing a four-cylinder to the United States, but for now, V6s are the smallest engines here. Mercedes also plans to begin building the C-class in Alabama in 2014.
Ghosn said his data and Mercedes data show there is little cross-shopping between Mercedes and Infiniti U.S. customers and that putting the Mercedes engines in the G is just one part of a varied product-sharing and technology-sharing plan to be rolled out over five years.
Larry Dominique, Nissan North America’s vice president of product planning for Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, said his company also is considering broader use of four-cylinder engines.
Renault-Nissan and Mercedes said the collaboration was spurred in part by looming stricter fuel-economy demands and the potential for cost savings to meet them.
For example, the U.S. government will require automakers to meet combined car and light-truck CAFE levels of 34.1 mpg starting in 2016, up from 30.2 mpg for 2011-model cars and 24.1 mpg for 2011-model light trucks. That, along with what automakers see as rising consumer interest in saving fuel, is starting to lead automakers to look at replacing V6s with fours. For example, Hyundai and Kia said they both plan to use turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder engines in their new midsize sedans, in lieu of V6s
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 08-31-2010, 12:40 PM
aubstjohn1 aubstjohn1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Age: 29
Posts: 28
Gender: Male
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
aubstjohn1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Sounds great
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:23 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum