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2015 Infiniti G-Series to be based on the Mercedes C-Class - report

 2015 Infiniti G-Series to be based on the Mercedes C-Class - report
Infiniti G Coupe 12.04.2012

IPL variant could have 530 hp (395 kW / 537 PS)

New details are starting to emerge about the 2015 Infiniti G-Series.

Speaking with Motor Trend, a source revealed the car will go on sale in the summer of 2014. It will reportedly be based on the same platform that underpins the next-generation Mercedes C-Class but have a 2-inch (51mm) longer wheelbase.

The car's front end styling will reportedly be influenced by the Etherea concept and have a "very bold, muscular stance."

Power could be provided by an upgraded petrol engine which is based on the VQ block. There's also word of a hybrid variant and a Mercedes-sourced 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel with more than 200 hp (149 kW / 203 PS).

Besides talking about the G, the source revealed the company is developing a new twin-turbo 3.7-liter V6 engine that develops upwards of 530 hp (395 kW / 537 PS). It will reportedly debut in an upcoming IPL (Infiniti Performance Line) vehicle.

Lastly, the informant revealed the production version of the Etherea concept will be powered by a hybridized and supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This doesn't jive with previous reports, but the model is slated to ride on the Mercedes MFA platform and be built in Graz, Austria.

 

Source: Motor Trend

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HEMI426
What a mess! Why not let vw buy all the car makers and let them share the parts. Mercedes make your own cars, their still one of the few mass producers that don't share thing with other makers. Really dislike this. Infiniti go shop at lexus
Apr 19, 2012 3:06 pm
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Dark Part
What are you talking about? Mercedes do share things with other makers. they've shared platforms with chrysler and dodge and now they are sharing the same technology used in their Jeep Grand Cherokee and ML platform.
Apr 19, 2012 5:10 pm
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Xanavi23
Lol i like Dodge. But one of the things that makes the Charger and Challenger is their E-class derived chassis. Not that Dodge cant make a great chassis, using a Benz chassis, a great great one was cheaper, and a better move. Hemi, you know that Dodge is going to help Maserati build an SUV? You know that one option on the table is to use the Grand Cherokee chassis and retune for a more soft, comfortable ride as opposed to trail rated. The Dodge Dart one way or the other is a brother or clone to the Fiat Viaggio. The Pagani Zonda R engine was specially tuned STILL by AMG if not built. All automakers share man. Its been going on for decades in some instances.
Apr 24, 2012 9:03 pm
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Dude von Dudenstein
Great car, lots and lots of horsepower in the future IPL. Still a bit sad the 'rivalry' between Mercedes and Infiniti is gone. We also don't want GM and Ford to merge anytime soon, do we?
Apr 18, 2012 11:05 am
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velsatis
"'rivalry' between Mercedes and Infiniti", lolololol are you on drugs?
Apr 18, 2012 1:10 pm
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Dude von Dudenstein
These both are premium carmakers like BMW and Lexus, Jaguar and Audi etc. and all of these companies compete to sell the most. They all target similar audiences of buyers. As far as drugs go, no I don't use them buddy!
Apr 18, 2012 1:43 pm
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nahidrahman
that new 3.7TT looks suspiciously like something that could be based on the GTRs motor. maybe to be seen on an AMG sometime soon?
Apr 18, 2012 8:18 am
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velsatis
We can argue as much as we want about Mercedes losing its image for sharing components with Renault-Nissan, fact is that Mercedes got a stake of the Renault group a while back already because they need to lower the Co2 levels fast and lower the cost of development of their cars. The market isnt like 10/20 years ago anymore, I remember that Mercedes was replacing their cars after 10 or more years and facelifts where minimal. Nowadays Mercedes as to replace each model after 6/7 years and facelfts are almost a new car. Mercedes didn´t choose to work this way, the market/consumer wants it this way a car manufacturers are competing for sales. I don´t like it either but If Mercedes wants to keep ahead of the "pack" it has to move with the market. Why dont you haters go and criticise Audi or Volkswagen for beeing the same as a Seat or Skoda????
Apr 18, 2012 5:22 am
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pzxpjy
Hope to see a GT-R powered C-Class AMG. :D
Apr 18, 2012 12:11 am
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Ted
Wow, 143 hp/liter! I'm getting one!
Apr 17, 2012 11:50 pm
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SteveIorizzo
I hope the new design Infiniti G comes out very soon. It's been the same design since 2007. This is Infiniti's bread and butter car so I hope they nail the design and engine choice!
Apr 17, 2012 6:49 pm
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NYyanks
Interesting. About that IPL, THAT'S MORE LIKE IT! That's the type of power that should have been in the current IPL G. Not just 20 more hp and costing $5,000 more.
Apr 17, 2012 6:02 pm
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Mark633CSi
Good for Infiniti but, Mercedes..... WTF?
Apr 17, 2012 5:26 pm
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Kuri123
same here ...
Apr 17, 2012 5:37 pm
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automobile007
Same thoughts here too! MB must be getting something from the Nissan group in return, plus they would get greater economies of scale on the platform i guess
Apr 17, 2012 6:27 pm
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benz_man
Mercedes and BMW have been looking for companies to "merge" with for a while. The economies of scale at Lexus and Infiniti are becoming increasingly more important with new fuel economy and emissions laws. BMW and Mercedes need to spread the cost of advanced system development out over more models to compete.
Apr 17, 2012 7:54 pm
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August Horch
Mercedes needs Renault-Nissan more than the other way around.
Apr 17, 2012 10:23 pm
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August Horch
Same platform does not mean same interior or same engines.
Apr 17, 2012 10:20 pm
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velsatis
You defenetly are an Audi fan, with that ignorant comment of yours. By the way Audi needs more Volkswagen than the other way around.
Apr 18, 2012 5:12 am
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August Horch
Audi is an integrated part of the VW Group. VW bought Audi-NSU in 1966. As far as ignorance regarding platform sharing, I truly believe you are the ignorant one. I am not criticizing MB, I'm merely pointing out that they need a partner more than Renault-Nissan to achieve the economies of scale that so many on this board ove to talk about but few actually understand.
Apr 18, 2012 10:03 pm
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August Horch
Same platform does not mean same interior or same engines.
Apr 17, 2012 10:20 pm
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