Infiniti G-series will receive Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder engines

Article by Christian A., on May 11, 2012

Set to be launched in 2013, the all-new Infiniti G-series saloon will be available with four-cylinder Mercedes diesel and petrol engines at the start. Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury division, hopes to hit its growth targets in Europe with the launch of two models to compete with the new BMW 3-series and a new Audi A3. Just a thirsty 3.7-litre V6 petrol engine will be offered for the current G-series saloon as well as its coupe and cabriolet siblings.

This means that its European sales don’t actually threaten its rivals in this market where four-cylinder diesel models dominate. Tony Lewis, Infiniti’s regional director for northern Europe, said that it will make certain that from the start, only the right engines will be offered.

The new G-series would also be the model that will receive Infiniti’s new design language, which was most recently seen as a preview on the much-admired Emerg-E concept. Infiniti is planning to sell 500,000 cars globally in 2016. Last year, it only sold 145,000 units. But in the UK in 2011, only 500 units were sold. However, the new G-series and front-drive A3 rival will be the core of an expanded Infiniti lineup that is expected to increase UK volume to 20,000 units by 2016.

The Infiniti Etherea concept seen at the 2011 Geneva motor show is a preview to this rival to the A3. It would use the Daimler MFA platform, which is also used by the A-class and B-class among other small Mercedes models.

The engine lineup of this small Mercedes range will also be used by Infiniti’s first-ever front-drive car. To increase sales, Infiniti plans to expand its European dealer network to 230 by 2016. There are only 55 now. By March 2013, 35 more dealers will open in Europe. Infiniti is hoping that brand awareness would improve significantly by 2016. One way that it hopes to achieve this is by sponsoring Formula One world champions Red Bull Racing.

Providing all the sensory thrills and dynamic satisfaction of a full-fledged sports car, the 2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan model for Europe remained as an intoxicating, dignified and well-furnished as before. With a more dynamic facade and are designed interior and with state-of-the-art infotainment technology available, the Infiniti G37 is more impressive than ever.

With its subtle but effective modifications, this vehicle enchants onlookers with its sharper new front-end styling. Every Infiniti G37is designed to be more sculptural, more distinguishing and more symbolic of the 320 PS (316 bhp). As a result, it moves the Sedan visually nearer to its sportier two-door cousin, the Infiniti G37 Coupé.

As one of the most responsive, communicative, and fun-to-drive sport sedan in its class, the Infiniti G37 is assembled with new front light clusters - still with bi-Xenon adaptive cornering headlights as standard - and a fresh-looking restatement of the au fait double-arch Infiniti grille, attesting the appropriateness of the imaginative design.

Designed to see even in the foggiest road, the redesigned under-bumper section with recessed, wide-set foglights (previously the fogs were set into the main light clusters) offers the 2010 G37 a more determined superiority to its already arresting visual impact.

There’s good news for fans of its characteristic long bonnet: the rest of the Infiniti G37 Sedan's body is untouched. It provides raked-back A pillars and nimble standpoint that exudes authority and poise in equal degree.

The cabin was changed subtlety but unmistakably, meeting owners' expectations. Modifications include, but are not limited, to the Rosewood interior accents now in high gloss, with leather hues a shade lighter with the option of a new Wheat-color leather combined with an ebony dashboard and superior door trims. Reinforcing the Infiniti G37's impression of quality is a new aluminium trim design, reminiscent of Japanese calligraphy.

The center console is redesigned as well, with designs based from the EX and FX crossovers. The gauges and LCD instrument display now utilize a white background color. This method improves both legibility and design cohesiveness.

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