Infiniti reveals 3 new high-tech engines for Q50 lineup

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 22, 2016

Infiniti has finally unveiled its advanced engine lineup for the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The roster includes 300-hp and 400-hp versions of the 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engines and the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine.

The Q50 2.0t, Q50 3.0t, and Q50 Red Sport 400 were launched at the prominent auto show together with the QX30 premium active crossover and the 2016 QX60 crossover, marking the first time the models have appeared altogether.

Infiniti USA and Infiniti North Regional Vice President Tony Gardina claimed that the lineup is being completely redefined with all-new models and major overhauls. Moreover, Gardina believes that there is no better place to present Infiniti's entire lineup than at the Chicago Auto Show, which records over a million in attendance yearly.

Public viewing at McCormick Place is scheduled from February 13 to February 21. The compact, lightweight 3.0-liter V6 engine provides the ideal balance between efficiency and power. The VR-series engine will first be available in the Q50 Red Sport 400 by early spring followed by the Q50 3.0t in late spring.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, on the other hand, produces 208 hp and a torque of 258 lb.-ft. The engine, offered in conjunction with Daimler and produced at the plant in Decherd, Tennessee, is available in the Q50 2.0t in both all-wheel and rear-wheel drives.

It will roll out in the markets by late winter together with a fourth Q50 powertrain choice, the Q50 Hybrid that features Infiniti's 3.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid system that offers 360 hp.

Other new offerings launched at the Chicago Auto Show include the all-new 2016 QX60 luxury crossover, which boasts of Infiniti's first Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) with pedestrian detection and the exclusive Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFWC) technology.

The vehicle will arrive in showrooms in March. The 2017 Infiniti QX30, on the other hand, is available in three versions: QX30, QX30S, and QX30 AWD. Sales will begin by mid-2016 in US and Canada.

Press Release

INFINITI PRESENTS THREE NEW Q50 SPORTS SEDAN ENGINES FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Infiniti today revealed the full lineup of new advanced engines for its Infiniti Q50 sports sedan at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, including 300-horsepower and 400-horsepower versions of the advanced 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engines and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine. The three new engine-equipped Q50 models – designated the Q50 2.0t, Q50 3.0t and Q50 Red Sport 400 – are on display at the country's oldest and best-attended auto show, along with the 2016 QX60 crossover and the all-new QX30 premium active crossover. It is the first time all of these new models have appeared together.

"We are completely transforming the Infiniti model lineup this year with all-new models like the QX30 and Q60 sports coupe, major makeovers such as the QX60, and cutting-edge powerplants like the Q50's three all-new turbocharged engines," said Tony Gardina, regional vice president, Infiniti North, Infiniti USA. "We can't think of a better venue to showcase our full-scale product renaissance than the Chicago Auto Show, which attracts more than one million visitors annually."

Public days for the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, held at McCormick Place, run from Saturday, February 13 through Sunday, February 21.

The new compact, lightweight 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine is the most advanced V6 engine that Infiniti has ever offered, striking an ideal balance between drivability, efficiency, and performance. The new VR-series engine will be first available in the Q50 Red Sport 400 beginning in early spring, followed by the 300-horsepower Q50 3.0t in late spring.

The third new Q50 powerplant is a 2.0-liter turbo inline 4-cylinder, producing 208 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Offered in conjunction with Daimler and assembled at Infiniti's engine plant in Decherd, Tennessee, this engine is available in the Q50 2.0t model in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive and goes on sale later this winter. It will be joined by a fourth Q50 powertrain choice, the Q50 Hybrid with Infiniti's proven 3.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid system with a net 360 horsepower.

Along with the new Q50, other new Infiniti models expected to draw consumer interest at the Chicago Auto include the redesigned QX60 luxury crossover, which adds to its already strong suite of advanced safety technology with Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) with pedestrian detection – a first for Infiniti and the brand's exclusive Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) system. The new 2016 QX60 arrives in Infiniti showrooms next month. Also on display is the all-new 2017 Infiniti QX30 premium active crossover. The QX30 line is offered in three unique versions – QX30, QX30S and QX30 AWD – in the U.S. and Canada. It is scheduled to go on sale in mid-2016.

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