We certainly like the idea behind the Infiniti Performance Line, but execution has left us largely underwhelmed. Instead of an M or AMG fighter, buyers are left with little more than fancy paint and a stiffer suspension. But according to Motor Trend, Infiniti may have something more impressive brewing.

An unnamed source spilled the goods on the future of the G line, including a juicy detail about a hyper performance coupe. The next-generation G is set to hit the market during the summer of 2014, bringing with it a rash of changes.

One of those is the introduction of an IPL-specific 3.7-liter V6. The source claims the engine is all-new and features direct-injection and two turbos to help it produce a whopping 530 horsepower. This time, it seems Infiniti has its heart set on stepping up to the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and BMW M3. The engine will be built in Japan alongside the powerplant for the Nissan GT-R.

Now for the bad news. The shadowy source says the high-performance IPL will be priced in line with the GT-R, at least in Japan. On this side of the globe, the brawny Nissan commands a price well north of the $58,930 MSRP on the C63 AMG, which leads us to believe there's still some pricing to be sorted out on that front.


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      You guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I doubt that the new G will pack that much heat. Especially if its going to step on the GT-R's toes. I'm guessing an updated ATTESA AWD setup, and about 450-500hp. Land that in the neighborhood of 60k and you have a decent contender. If you push it too far north, then it will cannibalize the GT-R's sales some. I'm pretty sure Carlos Ghosn is smarter than that.
        mitytitywhitey
        • 2 Years Ago
        @You guy
        Probably RWD, especially against M3 and C63. Built without the fancy transmission and AWD might be how the price comes down, and wouldnt step on the GTRs toes much, even at 530hp.
          Lab Rat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mitytitywhitey
          The ATTESA isn't nearly as fancy as the dual driveshaft setup in the GT-R [Referred to as ATTESA-ETS Pro GTR] The AWD M56x uses ATTESA-ETS and has 420hp/418ft-lb. Seems like a reasonable mate for a 450-500hp-ish G37 IPL. You can probably tease 450hp out of the M56 with intake/exhaust upgrades and an ECU map. Just give me a 6-cog to row my own for the Super G. Please!
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      About time. IPL was getting the reputation of 'special edition' in Honda Accord speak. I wonder if this means the G gets four seats (Skyline) and the GTR dumps the back seats in search of lightness.
      Greg
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why are they waiting until summer 2014 to release the next G? The new G should be here this year. It is in serious need of an update immediately.
      EvilTollMan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why not just use the GT-R engine? Seems like a waste of money in R&D to make an engine that is so similar to one they already have..
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EvilTollMan
        This all seems like bunk to me, especially considering that it'll out gun its rivals by 100hp. Bad rumors are bad.
      mitytitywhitey
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why do so many people assume this is going to be AWD? Is my reading comprehension that bad, or is there no mention of drivetrain in the article? My guess is GT-R engine in a RWD manual (optional AWD, optional automatic). It would be even sweeter if it came in both coupe and sedan. Engine swaps are common among many manufacturers. Nissan is no exception. You can get a G with a 4 or a 6 cylinder, or an M with a 6 or an 8 cylinder. Many manufacturers have NA and turbos versions of the similar displacement (Ford, GM, BMW, VW, MB, Fiat, Honda...)
        oRenj9
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mitytitywhitey
        I'd be very surprised to see this offered with a manual transmission.
      zizixx89
      • 2 Years Ago
      i hope this hand made 3.7 liter sounds clean and please give it quad exhaust
      • 2 Years Ago
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      zizixx89
      • 2 Years Ago
      i knew infiniti was gonna come up but ive seen the new G it looks like a mercedes
        • 2 Years Ago
        @zizixx89
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      mitytitywhitey
      • 2 Years Ago
      The GT-R has 5 years left in its production life cycle according to Mizuno. Mizuno is getting close to retirement. I wonder if the future of the GT-R is to share its tech with other Nissan / Infinity / 'Datsun' (see what I did there I called it a Datsun I'm very clever you see ) For those hoping for a RWD, manual GT-R, IPL might eventually get there. Too bad its vapor at this point.
        zizixx89
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mitytitywhitey
        no its not cause the GT-R has 545 hp now and its more exclusive
      Al Terego
      • 2 Years Ago
      IPL = I Paid Lots....for a Datsun. ǝǝɹƃɐ noʎ ɟı uʍop sqɯnɥʇ
        mitytitywhitey
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Al Terego
        He called it a Datsun! Oh snap! I don't know why ppl think calling a Nissan / Infiniti a Datsun is supposed to be a detractor in some way.
          LJD
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mitytitywhitey
          Agreed. 240Z = serious business
          Al Terego
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mitytitywhitey
          You're all wrong. I don't watch clowns driving and talking about cars. My very first car was a Datsun 240Z with a zillion miles on it so Nissan/Infiniti will always be Datsun to me.
          Matt
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mitytitywhitey
          Because Jeremy Clarkson does it so it must be funny.
        TangoR34
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Al Terego
        It's not a datsun it's a Prince. Trying get things right before posting ignorant stuff.
        leo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Al Terego
        it's better than anything you're driving right now so you can say Datsun all you want, but when this monster comes out the M3 and C-AMG will fear it anytime one is right up next to them it'll be about another second before all they see is some tailights with that much power and a similar AWD setup to the GT-R this will be an awesome ride too bad about the price - there better be a version with 450HP so that M3's and such can really be compared directly to it
      Neil
      • 2 Years Ago
      cts-v who! that kind of power out of a smaller engine means the cts-v would be left in the dust due to the infiniti's lighter mechanicals!
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        @Neil
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          Maddoxx
          • 2 Years Ago
          GTR over CTS-v everyday of the week.
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Neil
        There is nothing light about Nissan engineering. Not even the Leaf IMO.
          lne937s
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Drakkon
          The G37 (3628 lbs) is over 400lbs lighter than the 3.6l CTS (4072 lbs). The CTS-V is closing in on 4400lbs, so it is likely a turbo G will be less than that. http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2012-cadillac-cts-36-sedan-test-review http://www.infinitiusa.com/g_sedan/specs-options/#vehicle=g37 The new 2013 Altima at ~3100 lbs is the lightest in its class, around 500 lbs lighter than a 2013 Malibu and lighter than an automatic Cruze. So, you may not consider it lightweight, but Nissan cars are much lighter than many of their competitors. The new generations of their cars that have been shown so far are lighter than those they replace. The current GTR is a large car and is relatively heavy, but Nissan has been making some relatively light cars lately.
      AZTrafEng
      • 2 Years Ago
      So with 530-HP on a twin-turbo V6 its hoping not to just surpass the C63 and M3, but create its own class where it competes with the Porsche 911 Turbo S? They'll have to really make a case here to convince someone to buy a G37 at 2.5-3.0 times the base price. At least Mercedes and BMW keep the C63 and M3 within about 2.0, but usually is lower because you can't find a "base" C-class or 3-series anyway. http://www.autoblog.com/2010/02/08/porsche-911-turbo-s-unveiled-with-530-hp-of-goodness/
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