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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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Comments (21)

 HEMI426 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
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April 19, 2012 3:06 pm
 Dude von Dudenstein 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?
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April 18, 2012 11:05 am
 nahidrahman 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?
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April 18, 2012 8:18 am
 velsatis 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????
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April 18, 2012 5:22 am
 pzxpjy pzxpjy
Hope to see a GT-R powered C-Class AMG. :D
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April 18, 2012 12:11 am
 Ted Ted
Wow, 143 hp/liter! I'm getting one!
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April 17, 2012 11:50 pm
 SteveIorizzo 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!
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April 17, 2012 6:49 pm
 NYyanks 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.
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April 17, 2012 6:02 pm
 Mark633CSi Mark633CSi
Good for Infiniti but, Mercedes..... WTF?
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April 17, 2012 5:26 pm