Infiniti to Drop V8 Engines

It seems like Infiniti will be seriously affected by the downsizing trend, with the automotive producer set to give up V8 engines altogether. An Infiniti executive recently let it slip that the company won’t develop any new V8 powerplants in the future, explaining that this is due to stricter emission and efficiency standards.
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“I don’t think any car that is on Infiniti drawing boards from here onwards we should expect a V-8 to be included in that plan,” Infiniti global president Johan de Nysschen told Car Sales.

The executive went on to explain that an engine comes with a life cycle that’s far greater than that of a car, since a new powerplant can be offered for around 15 years. Being Nissan’s premium brand, Infiniti needs high-powered vehicles, which probably means that the company will rely on turbocharged V6s and hybrid powerplants in the future.
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