Infiniti Q50 to get turbo 4-cylinder and a diesel

 Infiniti Q50 to get turbo 4-cylinder and a diesel
2014 Infiniti Q50 live in Detroit 14.01.2013

Hybrid version available with AWD

Infiniti will offer the Q50 with a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and a diesel in the future.

In an interview given to AutoWeek, Ben Poore head of Infiniti for the Americas said these options will be available in two years, along with an all-wheel drive variant for the hybrid model. The turbo 4-cylinder will come from the collaboration between Renault-Nissan and Daimler, with Infiniti getting a power unit derived from the one used in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

The diesel engine will also come from Daimler and will be available at first only in Europe. Infiniti's president Johan de Nysschen said "we're reflecting on the U.S. market" when asked about the availability of this power unit.

Source: Infiniti via autoweek.com

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ok, good desicion. But why should it take 2 more years? Mercedes-Benz has lots and lots of nice 4bangers right now. Or are they not alowed to use them at the moment. Doesn't make sense to me. Also with these new names, is every Q model going te be called Q50 or also less Q20? Cause at first I thought this had a 5.0 engine. What a pitty, but still 3.7 is masive compared to the mostly 1.4T they drive in NL
Jan 30, 2013 10:33 am
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Infiniti should get Jonathan Pryce back in their ads. His voice and the way he delivered the ads made Infiniti to be much more than it really was... Maybe a new generation of buyers will get suckered in to purchasing JDM (Japan domestic market) Nissans because a well spoken guy with an accent and a black turte neck told them it's cool.
Jan 30, 2013 2:19 am
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Here we go again with another bad decision from Infiniti's current president. Why is he "reflecting" whether or not the US will get the Benz motors? Just do it. I bet you any money you will find every possible engine in China, yet his focus in not in sales, but making Infiniti a proper luxury car brand. Also why do the cartoonish pics of this car, and on the Infiniti USA website, they have this car looking aggressive and sporty with a bold stance and junior "M" sedan styling. But when you see the real un-enhanced pics, the body is elongated and has no curves. It also has a strong resemblance to the Kia Optima in the rear, Jaguar up front, and BMW from the side. Drawings for this car make it look sexy, but in real pics like at the car show it looks like a generic 2014 model vehicle with a wide open grille and minimal front crash protection.
Jan 29, 2013 4:09 pm
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I see a quarter lb of bmw a tablespoon of jaguar and a hint of volvo The rear and the interior looks like a hyundai the front rear intake where the fog lights are looks a bit like on AMG models
Jan 29, 2013 12:23 pm
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