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Infiniti Q50 gets new 400 hp twin turbo V6

By Faiming_low on 15 Dec 2015 in New model, Engine

Attached Image For the 2016 model year, Infiniti has unveiled a new engine to top the range for the Q50 sedan. Soon to be available with a brand new 3.0-litre twin turbocharged V6 engine, the rest of the range gets a revamp for their turbo engines too.

With an output of 400bhp and 475Nm of torque being churned out, the Q50 cannot be accused of being slow. According to Infiniti, it claims that its engine has the best power-to-efficiency ratio in its class. However, no fuel consumption figures have been released.

One of the main highlights of the new engine is the use of a bespoke turbine speed sensor and overhauled turbine blade design which is said to increase turbine speeds of up to 10 percent. It is now capable of spinning up to a eye-watering 220,000rpm. To improve throttle response, Infiniti has also focused heavily on revamping the the valve timing with the help of a small electric motor mounted to the valve timing system.

Interestingly, this engine is also available in a detuned variant where it produces 300bhp and 400Nm of torque between 1600 and 5200 rpm.

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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Turboflat4 Dec 19 2015 04:43 PM
When I did the Infiniti drive event, the "boss guy" of the Singapore side was showing off his cars to us, close and personal. I told him that Infiniti need to release a 400+hp twin turbo V6 to compete with the BMW M3/M4, because that was their obvious target. He nodded knowingly, but said nothing more.

Clearly, they've done just that!
Holdenutessv Dec 19 2015 10:58 PM

It's the baby Q50 Eau Rogue then?

Ake109 Dec 20 2015 12:47 AM

OK that's it, I want this car.

Faiming_low Dec 20 2015 11:11 AM

It's the baby Q50 Eau Rogue then?

 

you could say that!

Ake109 Dec 21 2015 02:02 PM

When I did the Infiniti drive event, the "boss guy" of the Singapore side was showing off his cars to us, close and personal. I told him that Infiniti need to release a 400+hp twin turbo V6 to compete with the BMW M3/M4, because that was their obvious target. He nodded knowingly, but said nothing more.

Clearly, they've done just that!

 

They did a bit more than that. They even have a 300hp version to fight the 335i!

 

Now why isn't it 450 and 350 instead, just to have that little bit of paper spec edge...

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