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So we knew the GLA and Q30 would eventually roll down the same assembly line, but what I didnt know is that Nissan is actually building all 4 cylinder engines for Mercedes at their facility in Tennessee.

In the era of cost sharing we get little oddities like this– Nissan makes Mercedes-Benz engines in the US to ship them to Germany or Hungary or Mexico and Mercedes-Benz reaps the benefits....

The platform was jointly developed between Nissan and MB, the engines are Nissan, the Facility is Nissans... What about the GLA actually is a Mercedes?

Strange days...

Nissan makes good engines, but i dont think anyone would EVER mistake a Mercedes plant for a Nissan. Any one wondering how Mercedes can sell a $30k vehicle can stop wondering, Its not a $30k Mercedes, its a $20k Nissan in fancy clothes....
 

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Doesn't the Q30 use a chassis made by mercedes-benz? So the companies are helping each other out. It is not a one-way thing.
 

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Source?

We already know from the start that your post isn't entirely true, because the GLA45's engine won't be made by Nissan.

So until you post a trusted source, I call shenanigans.
 

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I'm standing in line to buy ice cream, so if there are typos please forgive. A quick google search proved that Butterfield, yet again, doesn't know what he's talking about.

Here's an article with the press release (FROM LAST YEAR). To sum it up, obviously the GLA will have multiple engine models. One of the diesels was designed by Renault who are corporate cousins with Nissan. As for the gasoline powered engined, they are indeed designed by Mercedes. Here's the part that Butterfield was trying to pump up: Daimler (Mercedes parent company) formed a partnership with Nissan to utilize Nissan's engine factory in Tennessee, which is close to Daimler's chassis factory in Alabama.

So, no. The GLA's in North America will not have a Nissan engine in it. It was designed by engineers at Mercedes-Benz. To save on costs (as well as be more GREEN), Daimler arranged for the engines to be built for them at Nissan's American engine factory.

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/10/nissan-agrees-to-make-engines-for-mercedes-in-tennessee/

@Butterfield. Are you done yet? Claiming Corvette's are compact cars, that Mercedes owners are only trying to validate their success, and that the GLA has an engine from a Nissan stuck in it? I guess you just like the negative intention? ;)
 

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heres the source Cocles Nissan to build Mercedes engines in Tenn. plant - Autoweek

from my article:

Nissan Motor Co. and Daimler AG said they have agreed to produce four-cylinder Mercedes-Benz gasoline engines at Nissan's Decherd, Tenn., engine factory from 2014 to be fitted on Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti models.

and as one clever commenter put it "German car engine manufactured in a Japanese auto plant located in Tennessee..who would've ever thought!"

from your article:

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,



what part of those two quips means Nissan wont be producing engines for Mercedes?

why would i be finished yet, after seeing how jangled and contorted you get following me around the forums I'm just getting started. Oh and just to clear things up you referred to the Corvette as a full sized vehicle, and it was compared to the Corvette in terms of trunk size because you complained i had compared the GLA to ugly vehicles so i gave you a pretty one to look at...

I'll stroke your ego Cocles and admit that no Nissan will not be producing the AMG engine, but then again I never claimed it... AMG is actually considered a separate brand from Mercedes with their own engine facilities...
 

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whats going to be funny is seeing how different they price parts out for these engines. I have a feeling mercedes benz might try to charge more for parts for this engine when in the GLA just because it has a Mercedes badge.
 

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Of course thats just how the cookie crumbles. Mercedes will always charge more because of their name.
at least down the road after warranty is up we can service our GLA's for a much cheaper price at a independent shop rather than having to go to Mercedes just to get service done their so we can still have warranty
 

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--Apparently we have an audience.

@Butterfield - Imagine a beautiful woman walks up to you and asks, "What do you do for fun?", and you reply, "I log onto Mercedes GLA fan forums and **** talk GLA cars!"

Do you want to be that guy? 'Cause that's who you are right now. You're "that guy".

Anyway, both articles are based on the same situation described in that press release. I believe we both agree that the engines in question will be designed by Mercedes-Benz, and built at the Nissan engine factory near Mercedes' own chassis plant.

For you it seems, "Mercedes designed, Nissan built", equals a Nissan engine.
For me, "Mercedes designed, Nissan built", equals a Mercedes engine.

This would all be well and dandy, except your perspective is logically absurd. Going by your logic, a Nissan designed engine built in Stuttgart equals a Mercedes-Benz engine. So let me ask this again, "What the **** are you talking about?"

Are we really going to try to decipher the value of a Mercedes-designed engine, built in a Nissan Factory located in the United States, manned by Robots made in China, utilizing tools from England? TLDR: It's a trustworthy design implemented by a trustworthy factory.

If you want a Mercedes engine hand-built by German engineers, either go back in time or buy an AMG.
 

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For you it seems, "Mercedes designed, Nissan built", equals a Nissan engine.
For me, "Mercedes designed, Nissan built", equals a Mercedes engine.
Smartest thing to do but if the built quality is compromised then who is the one losing face...
 

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Smartest thing to do but if the built quality is compromised then who is the one losing face...
what has me worried about build quality and reliability is the fact that the 2013 pathfinders have had a ton of problems, so who knows what the GLA will be like. not much to lose when buying a brand new car, might as well get it and get what ever problems it has worked out.
 

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what has me worried about build quality and reliability is the fact that the 2013 pathfinders have had a ton of problems, so who knows what the GLA will be like. not much to lose when buying a brand new car, might as well get it and get what ever problems it has worked out.
I actually took a glance at this when I wrote my post. The recalls I spotted were for the chassis, not the engine (brakes & airbags). Have you heard of any manufacturing problems regarding the engine?
 
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