Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance partner on fuel-efficient engines
Original projects remain on track as partnership expands globally
PARIS, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance
are collaborating on two new projects to accelerate development of
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Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche confirmed
the new projects Friday in an annual media update about the
The new engine project is a jointly developed 4-cylinder gasoline engine
family co-led by Renault and Daimler. The direct-injection turbocharged
engine will feature state-of-the-art technology in a compact package.
It targets a significant improvement in fuel economy as well as low
The companies expect to jointly manufacture the new engines. They will
debut in Daimler and Renault and Nissan vehicles in 2016.
In the new transmission project Daimler grants Nissan a license to
manufacture automatic transmissions using Daimler´s latest transmission
technology for Nissan and Infiniti vehicles starting in 2016.
Nissan subsidiary Jatco is planning to manufacture these newly licensed
gearboxes in Mexico. The new transmission will feature "start and stop"
and "park and shift by wire" technologies.
"These new components demonstrate how broadly and rapidly our
collaboration is proliferating - while all the time remaining rooted in
specific projects that give tangible benefits to our customers," Ghosn
said. "The relationship is expanding organically and logically."
"The collaboration achieved a milestone this year, with the first
vehicles and engines from the partnership now on the roads," Zetsche
said. "Furthermore, all our engineers are keeping an open mind, looking
with fresh eyes at all potential new areas of collaboration."
Ghosn and Zetsche confirmed that all of the original "pillar projects"
announced in 2010 have been accomplished or are on track. The companies
are also moving forward with discussions on fuel-cell vehicle
powertrains, and they are working on a cross-supply program for battery
and powertrain components of zero-emission versions of their small
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