The Romanian based automaker Dacia has recently announced that the plant will supply engines to Smart from the H4 range.
The official announcement has been made by Sorin Buse, the Renault Technology Romania managing director, who said that the carmaker has a partnership signed with Daimler and thanks to this the H4 engine, which is currently being produced in Pitesti, Romania, will be supplied to Smart.
“Renault Technology Romania has a partnership with Daimler, under which we will export the H4 engine, which is being produced at Pitesti, for the Smart city car and for the Renault Twingo”, as the Dacia official said.
The engine made by Dacia which will power the next generation of the Smart ForTwo is the 0.9 liter TCe, from the Dacia-Renault portfolio. This is a Euro 5 unit which is producing a total output of 90 HP. The engine is already being used on the new Dacia Logan, Sandero, Sandero Stepway or the Renault Clio 4. The H4’s production has started in Mioveni, Romania, in 2012, and it has replaced the 1.6 liter naturally aspirated K7M and K4M engines, producing 85 HP and 105 HP. The H4 engine is part of the group’s downsizing strategy.