Upcoming Infiniti Q80 could get a modular RWD architecture from Mercedes-Benz

Article by Christian A., on October 7, 2014

Infiniti made quite a buzz with its Q80 Inspiration Concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and it appears that things will get very interesting for the Japanese brand. According to Francois Goupil de Bouille a.k.a. Infiniti’s European chief, the production version of the Q80 Inspiration Concept will hit the market within to five years and will take on vehicles such as the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe, Mercedes-Benz CLS or the Porsche Panamera.

Francois Goupil de Bouille said that the Q80 Inspiration is not only a design study, but also company’s new entry into the large premium segment. In the concept form, the Q80 Inspiration uses a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine complemented by a hybrid system.

The total output delivered is 550 hp, while CO2 emissions are 129 g/km. Designed in London and Japan, the new Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept is described as an upper-premium fastback sedan.

What’s more interesting is that the production version of Infiniti’s Q80 Inspiration could get a modular rear-wheel-drive architecture from Mercedes-Benz.

Topics: infiniti, rwd

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