• Jan 12, 2010
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According the slinky sleuths at InsideLine, the 2011 Infiniti G series will be available with a turbocharged 2.5-liter V6 from the JDM-only Skyline 250GT (known as the Infiniti G in the States). But something's amiss...

Infiniti informed IL that the small V6 will be sold beneath the G37 as an entry-level alternative (think BMW 328i versus 335i), although we're a bit confused about the quoted power outputs. Nissan fitted its naturally aspirated, 210 hp 2.5-liter V6 (VQ25DD) to the Skyline through 2006, but the automaker's turbocharged variant (VQ25DET) puts out 280 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The report doesn't clarify which mill is on the way. Regardless, the 2011 Infiniti G25 will only be available as a sedan, so if you have dreams of a budget coupe or convertible, well, get comfortable with the ideas of four doors.



[Source: InsideLine]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      That's good news. That said, for a 2.5 L V6 that is turbocharged, isn't 210 hp a little low? Aren't there naturally aspirated I4s getting those numbers (or higher) (e.g. Honda S2000 engine, Acura TSX engine)?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The 210 figure is for the naturally aspirated version. 280 for the turbo variant. Read the article.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Only a sedan? That's weird.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I am certain this is to go head to head with Audi A4. Luxury with good power and decent economy, similar to Audi...
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is long overdue.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They'll probably have a coupe version eventually. I'm guessing the 210 horsepower engine will be in this car because if the 280 horsepower version would be too easy to modify to make faster than the G37.. A 20 minute installation of a $500.00 chip would make the G37 sedan obsolete...

        Sal Collaziano
        http://www.infinitiforum.net/
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think the upcoming Buick Regal -looks better and has similar power using a 2.0 turbo!!

      Will probably cost less too!

        • 5 Years Ago
        Nor will the Regal use a sporty rwd platform with front-midship placement.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A turbo G series would be fun, I wonder how much cheaper it would be.
      • 5 Years Ago
      In Canada BMW 3 has 2.5, 2.8 and twinturbo 3.0 liter engine.
      Lexus IS has 2.5 and 3.0 liter engine.
      I don't understand why Infiniti G has only one engine.
      Add more choices definitely will increase sales.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Consider that the G37 sells in the price range of the 328i, A4 2.0T, and IS250 and you have your answer. Why go down-market and cannibalize Nissan sales?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't see much demand for this. People that want entry level are going to go for a C class or 3 series. Infiniti dealerships are few and far between and are usually barely on the radar of luxury car shoppers.
        • 5 Years Ago
        infinitis have more features for less price than the audi, benz, or bimmer, and a better interior than the 3. i see a ton of gs around here.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is going to hurt the few TSX sales out there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't you people know how to read?? The 210hp figure is for the NATURALLY ASPIRATED MODEL. The turbo unit produces a predicted 260-280hp.

      SHEESH!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure those figures quoted are for the naturally aspirated version of the 2.5L six. I can't imagine it could be the same figures for the turbo version. Sounds like these guys should have done their homework before posting this article.
        • 5 Years Ago
        A quick search puts power output for the turbocharged VQ25 at 280hp @ 6400rpm & 300lb ft. @ 3400 rpm.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Damn.. I wish there was an edit button. It should've been 3200rpm for the torque peak.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Really Infiniti, is there any difference at all between the coupe and sedan other than some body work? I'm going to guess and say that nothing anywhere near the powertrain is changed, so are you just being annoying by not putting the 2.5 anywhere else?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's called diversity of product portfolio, covering as many points in the full price range. Every manufacturer does it, why is it particularly damning in your mind when Infiniti does it?
      • 5 Years Ago
      No coupe? No interest.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No problem. Most cars are sold in sedan form.
      • 5 Years Ago
      it does nott have power...mabye an VQ35 can maque from this a good car...and RWD please
        • 5 Years Ago
        Are you confused?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Meh... should have been a diesel hybrid and gotten 65 MPG. That would have been hot.
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 5 Years Ago
        As a former Prius(daily driver) owner, I can tell you, there's nothing "hot" about a hybrid. Twin turbocharged diesel would be sweet though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ew... go drive your Prius over to the next tree and give it a big hug, ya greenie.
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