Infiniti Says Q50 Will Be the First "Fruit" of Mercedes Deal
The car is a replacement for the G series of sedans and will include "the first fruit of the co-operation agreement with alliance partner Daimler AG." That's just a fancy way of officially announcing the model shown in Geneva will likely have at least one new turbo engine borrowed or co-developed with Mercedes.
Expect both diesel and petrol turbo four-cylinder units to become available in the new Q50, engines that will likely also be used by the Mercedes C-Class. Next year, turbo engines will also be offered in the US-market model, which currently only offers a 3.7-liter V6 with 328hp and a hybrid 3.5-liter delivering 360 hp with the help of an electric motor.
“The Infiniti Q50 is a world-class sports saloon with an engine line-up that will clearly demonstrate its intentions to be a major player within the European premium market,” said Bernard Loire, Vice President, Infiniti Africa, Middle East and Europe (AMIE).