We already had reason to believe that the next generation of the Infiniti G is poised to add a few new variants, including a diesel model, thanks to recent Nissan trademark filings. But now our spy shooters have caught some Infiniti development mules out in the wild, cars they say sounded like diesels.

There's not too much that can be seen in these photos, as the mule uses a modified current-gen body. But the car definitely looks like it has a wider track, which could point to the next G being a bit larger (or at least meaning it's not going to shrink). We can also see two extra air intakes in the front bumper, just under the grille.

The photographers tell us that the cars were snapped near a Mercedes-Benz test facility in Northern Sweden, leading us to assume that a diesel G is likely to be powered by an engine developed out of the Daimler-Renault-Nissan partnership that was announced two years ago.

Check out all the high-res spy shots in our gallery.


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      Jackal
      • 2 Years Ago
      a lot of people on autoblog sound like they still got their permits, and why does everyone hate on cars that are not sporty and not German? AB should just lock the comments section for news on any non German car.
      art
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's so funny how people think this is the new G's design when it's just a test MULE on the old G's body.. And it's not ment to look pretty since it's a MULE!
        vince
        • 2 Years Ago
        @art
        You would think if somebody was so ignorant about cars they wouldn't post on a car blog, but these people seem intent on letting the whole world know just how stupid they are.
      Dvanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      As a BMW owner I think the G37 is one sweet ride for the money, the current one looks good but the interior needs and update bad.
        Chris Young
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        Both BMW and Infinity build painfully boring cars. Its funny how the Koreans are one of the few manufacturers that are building inspiring cars.
      handwritinglol
      • 2 Years Ago
      the G37 is a glorified solara only slightly better looking, but ride quality is just about the same. i've owned a g35 and a g37- worst experiences ever. the $2k porsche 944 i purchased soon thereafter was WORLDS better. too subdued, too emasculated, and the only thing i liked about it was the gurgle of the exhaust. i only appreciated the soft steering when i was inebriated and driving.
        art
        • 2 Years Ago
        @handwritinglol
        Your life is pointless if you can't feel the difference between a solora and a G.. You should stop trolling and start driving!
        MechE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @handwritinglol
        One post was enough. Get a life, seriously.
        handwritinglol
        • 2 Years Ago
        @handwritinglol
        Wow. it makes me so angry thinking about this car. it's offensive to compare it to its german "counter-parts", like the C or 3. it truly is a malapropic paralogism in the car world, perfect for your goober friends that don't know squat about motorsports and just transcended "point A to B" justifications for car ownership and shop for "ground effect kitz". the other half that own this car essentally belong to those that wanted a "step up" from the intellectually stunted crew of FF JDM cars and graduated to FR cars. ugh.
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @handwritinglol
          You hated the car so much, but you bought two of them? Either you are full of it, or you are an idiot. Possibly both.
          handwritinglol
          • 2 Years Ago
          @handwritinglol
          it's like breaking up with a fat chick and discovering that "more cushion for the pushin" was a dank lie. all that pudge in the folds stifled my creativity and capacity to thrust my assertions to the tarmac and accelerate , as i was to discover in my newly acquired Woman RS
        wrxfrk16
        • 2 Years Ago
        @handwritinglol
        Yes, a glorified Solara, despite the fact that the Solara is a Toyota Camry in drag, front wheel drive and anemic engines and all, while the G37 shares parts of its rear wheel drive chassis with the R35 Skyline and has generally been one of the most powerful sport sedans in its class. Maybe you need to put the bottle down for a second and think of what you bought. The G is a luxury model Nissan, so obviously they're giving some of the driving experience up to comfort, especially as Infiniti's general tastes over the last few years have been heavy to the overweight, high power sedans and trucks, not the lighter, more agile likes of the 3-series.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm waiting for the "... but this G looks exactly like the current car!" posts by people that have no clue what a mule is.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        [blocked]
      Cameron
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks the same?
        CivicDXG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cameron
        How can anyone who is on an enthusiast website not know what a MULE is? Every single time there's a post regarding a mule, someone comments on its looks.
        zizixx89
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cameron
        its a mule -_- which means its insides such as the brains a different
      ponycargt
      • 2 Years Ago
      The current G37 is nice looking and pretty fast but unfortunately still boring to drive. In my experience there was about a half second delay after pressing the throttle before the car responded. The response of the throttle did not feel linear, more like an on/off switch. The result was a disconnected feeling that ruined the whole experience of driving an otherwise nice car.
        Ron
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ponycargt
        Perhaps you need to try the manual. I have no such problems with My G35S.
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ponycargt
        You are the first person who I've ever heard say the G35/37 is boring to drive.
      Rick V
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too bad the one interior shot is from the passenger - I would have liked to see the instrument cluster pod. It appears very similar to the M pod.
        Brian Asahel Guzman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rick V
        Its not the new interior, its the current one
        James Robert
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rick V
        It looks to me like the instrument panel is from the M. The current G has one big arch over the entire cluster; the one here (and on the M) has two.
          Maddoxx
          • 2 Years Ago
          @James Robert
          Good eye on the bonnet of the Instrument cluster it looks like the M's... that can confirm 2 things. They are using technology from the M's instrument panel. This can be the G30d or the G35h.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear god, why did they partner with Mercedes? The G series was already heavier than it should be.
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Infiniti, please don't partner with Mercedes-Benz. Do you really want to make cars that last only 50000 miles?
      Autobiologist
      • 2 Years Ago
      I read this almost three weeks ago. Shame on you AB!
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