June 27, 2014

Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant begins production of 2.0L turbo engines

Infiniti began production at the Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant, a partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG. The first engine to be assembled at the all-new facility is a 2.0-litre turbocharged gasoline 4-cylinder developed by Daimler.
The engines will initially be used in European versions of the Infiniti Q50 sports saloon and the Mercedes-Benz C-class assembled in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Presiding over opening celebration were Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Infiniti Motor Company President Johan de Nysschen, Infiniti Americas Vice-President Michael Bartsch, Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Operations and Battery Plant Vice-President Gary Edwards and Daimler AG Head of Engine Production Erhard Schletterer.

"The opening of this new facility is the beginning of our manufacturing expansion. Infiniti needs additional capacity to fuel the expected growth which will be driven by our expanding portfolio," said de Nysschen. "At the same time, this plant is an excellent demonstration of the strong partnership we have with Daimler AG. It will leverage the technologies, expertise and highest level of manufacturing standards from both companies, which, in turn, benefit from the synergy and economies of scale of this joint effort."


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