Just this week we reported that Infiniti’s new IPL range of vehicles may eventually feature high-performance AMG engines, and now we can report that Mercedes-Benz’s compact car range, i.e. the next-generation A-Class and B-Class models, may feature engines supplied by Renault.
According to Autocar, both the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class will feature a 128 horsepower 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine supplied by Renault.
The reports also claim that Mercedes-Benz is working closely with Renault to develop a new range of three- and four-cylinder engines, in both gasoline and diesel guises, to be used in everything from luxury Mercedes-Benz models to compact Smart cars.
Ranging from 1.2 to 1.8-liters in displacement, the new engines will be engineered by Daimler but built by Renault. Some of the models destined to received the new powerplants include the new A-Class and B-Class models, the Renault Clio and the next-generation Smart Fortwo.