• Jul 15th 2010 at 9:01AM
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2011 Infiniti G25 in China – Click above for high-res image gallery

Finally caught where the eyes of the general population can see it, the Infiniti G25 posed for a few photos at a Chinese dealership, and from the outside it's hard to distinguish the entry-level Infiniti from the 3.7-liter V6-powered G37 sedan.

As you might guess from the name, the entry-level G25 has a 2.5-liter version of the VQ-Series V6 that produces 232 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. Interestingly enough, it's also possible to get this same powerplant in the Chinese-market EX crossover as... you guessed it, the EX25. For its part, the G25 is also starting to become available in select additional markets including Russia.

At the moment, there is no word about any plans for either model to be launched in North America.



[Source: Autohome]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      nice motor.

      BMW only manages to eke out the same power with it's 3L I6 that is in the 328i.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Eke? You don't understand the Germans.
        The 3.0 inline 6 [N52] made 255hp five years ago.
        The real 2.5 liter version of the N52 made 215hp, also five years ago.

        Then the social engineering took over. N52KP and three different outputs 260hp, 230hp, 215hp.
        So 240hp is an evolution of the 230hp (electric power steering, etc.)


        Also outside the US, the N53 direct injection 3.0 version made 268hp.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The G37 looks like a 4x4 with those small wheels. That car needs a set of 17's to fill out those wheel wells.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish they give these cars proper names. Good looking cars, terribel soup names.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, A8, S600, 745Li, etc are still luxury cars.
        • 5 Years Ago
        *terrible. Dang comment system
        • 5 Years Ago
        @mynameisjay

        Roll's Royce Phantom or Ghost=cars with actual names=luxury cars
        • 5 Years Ago
        If they named them how would we know they were luxury cars?!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder if Nissan will allow the G25 to hit (or attempt to) 155mph in 5th gear (just under 6800 rpm) [assuming the axle ratio is 3.357]
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those are pretty decent numbers for a 2.5L engine, esp with a 7A to keep the engine in the power band. I think it fits well in the mix - about a 100hp difference between the 2.5 and 3.7L is enough to stratify the lineup.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You would sell a lot of these here Nissan.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is just the base model Skyline..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pretty good power figures for a naturally aspirated V-6. The 2.5L V-6 in my last MB C230 only made 201 HP, which was adequate. It was the perfect combination of a 6-cylinder sound, decent acceleration, and decent fuel economy. I averaged about 24 MPG over 3 years or mixed driving. I like the G, but never could justify the horrendous fuel economy for. I've had G37s for rental cars and couldn't average over 26 MPG on highway trips.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would've traded in my old G-20 for this in a heartbeat!
      • 5 Years Ago
      If the Lexus IS250 can sell well, I dont see why the Infiniti G25 model would not sell well in the states. The average buyer isnt looking for the top of the line motor. If that were the case, you'd see a lot more Accord, Camry, Fusion, Malibu, Altima.... with the V6 engine instead of the base 4 cylinder. A destroked (and debored?) VQ motor will suffice for a majority of the market.
      • 5 Years Ago
      find a way to get 250HP/240lb-ft and bring this over state side
        • 5 Years Ago
        Whitecollarcriminal: "The Sonata is getting over 250 HP from a 2.0 liter with a turbocharger !
        Nissan should be able to do it too."

        Apples and oranges. This isn't a forced induction engine, and this model isn't the series flagship. The market for base entry-level luxury cars isn't as concerned with horsepower or accelerative performance, though 232/190 should do just fine. Some buyers would consider a G25 out of wanting less electronics or a better-rounded performance balance, but most are seeking a relatively low-cost entry into a luxury brand.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nobody wants a four cylinder engine [Henry Ford: A car should have no more cylinders than a cow has teets]

        Nissan is trying to position Infiniti as a credible [value] alternative to BMW.
        Therefore they need a circa 250hp & 350hp engine to maintain supremacy.
        I'd suggest a direct injection VQ25: 250hp@7500, 200ft-lbs@5000.
        and
        a twin-turbo direct injection VQ25 (replacing VQ37): 350hp@7000, 350ft-lbs@3500
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you really want more power you might as well just buy the G37 though, so I don't really see them bringing it stateside.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Sonata is getting over 250 HP from a 2.0 liter with a turbocharger !
        Nissan should be able to do it too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd like to see the mpg on this car.. The mileage on my G37 is abysmal.
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