Mercedes and Renault-Nissan to Codevelop Small 4-Cylinder Turbo

Besides building the Citan vans together and lending the 1.5-liter turbodiesel to the B-Class, the partnership between German automaker Daimler and the Renault-Nissan alliance will continue to new products.
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The two have announced they will develop a new 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine family which will be ready in 2016. This will be used both by Mercedes Benz as well as Renault and Nissan cars.

Besides turbocharging and direct injection, the companies will also through in other advanced technologies to make their cars as economical as possible.

There are, of course no official details about performance out there. However, Mercedes has a 1.6-liter turbo it offers in A- and B-Class, while Renault just launched the 1.2 TCe turbo petrol with 120 hp on the Clio IV.

We’ve heard rumors the new engine is a 1.3-liter with up to 150 horsepower, though since the deal was just struck, it’s too early for speculation.


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