Mercedes-Benz Engines For Infiniti Q50

by under News2013-Geneva on 06 Feb 2013 01:44:51 PM06 Feb 2013

Prestige brand Infiniti will debut European versions of the all-new Q50 sports sedan at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

Unlike the models which appeared at the Detroit Auto Show in January - with 3.7-litre V6 petrol and petrol-electric hybrid powerplants – Infiniti has confirmed European Q50s will employ engines sourced from Mercedes-Benz.


Infiniti’s parent Renault-Nissan and Daimler have a technology sharing arrangement and, while full details won’t be revealed until Geneva, you can expect the Infiniti Q50 sold in Europe to be powered by smaller capacity turbocharged petrol and diesel engines.

Also ground-breaking in the all-new Infiniti Q50 will be the world-first appearance of Direct Adaptive Steering (again we’ll have to wait until the Geneva Show to get the full details).

The handsome Q50 ushers-in a more athletic styling direction for Infiniti passenger cars (to rival the FX SUV). Of course the full Infiniti range is now on-sale in Australia and we expect the Q50 will arrive before years-end. 


“The Infiniti Q50 is a world-class sports saloon with an engine lineup that will clearly demonstrate its intentions to be a major player within the European premium market,” revealed Infiniti’s Bernard Loire.

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