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Mercedes-Benz and Nissan plan on working together in the future, sharing the Mercedes A-Class platform and engines in an effort save cash on engineering and manufacturing resources. A big part of that collaboration is now official with a joint engine announcement.

Nissan will produce high-end four-cylinder engines at its Decherd, Tennessee facility. The engine will find its way under the hood of Mercedes and Infiniti models beginning in 2014, with a max capacity of 250,000 units per year.

Both automakers are understandably excited about the strategic announcement. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn called the tie-up "our most significant project outside of Europe so far." Daimler Chairman Dr. Dieter Zetsche added that the co-op will help Mercedes achieve its expansion goals, adding that the engine agreement will "make optimum use of synergies arising from the cooperation."

Hit the jump to read over the Nissan press release. Daimler also issued the exact same release, except the German automaker swapped names so that Daimler appeared before Nissan.

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whats the word coming to? Whats next Kia making motors for Lamborghini? :lol2:

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whats the word coming to? Whats next Kia making motors for Lamborghini? :lol2:

People do drastic things to save some change...

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A-Class. With a Nissan engine. FAIL.

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I'm a fan of Nissan so I see nothing wrong with this.

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Considering Nissan's amazing racing history and engine development (uh, hello...RB26DETT anyone?) I see some awesome compact Mercedes models in the future.

Actually...wait, does this mean the return of the 190E?! And a new Evolution model?!

I <3 the Evolution II 190E:

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And the glorious DTM racer it was created for:

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So yes, this is gonna be a good thing.

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A new Hammer Wagon too possibly?

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