Glen Barnes assembles engines at the Nissan plant. AP Glen Barnes assembles more
Nissan will start production on a new line of four-cylinder engines this month that will power both the Infiniti Q50 sport sedan and Mercedes-Benz C-class sedan, eventually adding up to 400 jobs at the powertrain plant in Decherd, Tenn.
The Japanese automaker two years ago agreed to a deal with Germany’s Daimler-Benz to make engines in Decherd for the compact Mercedes sedans that will be built at the Daimler factory near Tuscaloosa, Ala. They will be shared with the Infiniti model.