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Report: Infiniti G to get four-cylinder Mercedes engine

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Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, Plants/Manufacturing, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury

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We've all been wondering exactly what flavor of fruit the Daimler AG/Renault-Nissan mash-up would bear, and now it looks like we may have our first answer. Starting soon, the Infiniti G will boast an efficient four-cylinder engine borrowed straight from Mercedes-Benz. AutoWeek reports that Nissan head-honcho Carlos Ghosn confirmed the news himself, though so far we have no indication of exactly which four-pot will make its way into the Japanese sedan or when it will be available to buyers.

The suits at both Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz don't seem to be too concerned about the new four-cylinder G robbing sales from the Silver Arrow. Ghosn said that customers typically don't cross-shop the two brands at all. Instead, Infiniti will benefit from having a new efficient option for buyers that will help the company meet impending fuel standards, and Mercedes-Benz will move more powerplants than before. Win, win.

[source: Auto Week]

Report: Infiniti G to get four-cylinder Mercedes engine originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 08 Apr 2010 17:21:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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if buick can and will survive with more 4's... i guess 8 (on it's side) can too....

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