In addition to a new name and a new hybrid model, there might be even more changes in store for 2014 Infiniti Q50. Autoweek is reporting that Johan de Nysschen, president of Infiniti, has said that the brand's new entry-level sedan will offer a turbocharged four-cylinder and a diesel engine.

Both new engines will come through a partnership between Daimler AG and Renault-Nissan, but initially, the diesel will be offered for European buyers only. While we won't be holding our breath for a diesel to arrive in the US, de Nysschen was quoted as saying that Infiniti is "reflecting on the US market." The big question, of course, when it comes to these new engines is how (or if) the automaker will distinguish between the current V6 base engine and the new ones in the model names. We'll find out in the next two years when the new engine options become available.


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      WhackyPlague
      • 1 Year Ago
      This new naming convention bothers me so much.
        libertedelacroix
        • 1 Year Ago
        @WhackyPlague
        Agreed. G35 or G37 rolls off the tongue so nicely. Q50 sounds like financial code for profit losses.
        zizixx89
        • 1 Year Ago
        @WhackyPlague
        Well you think they care?? Acura doesnt
          Papi L-Gee
          • 1 Year Ago
          @zizixx89
          Acura has their own problems to fix instead of worrying about Infiniti. So you're right, but in a roundabout fashion.
          aquos6
          • 1 Year Ago
          @zizixx89
          Acura is dead. At Detroit auto show, there was NOBODY around the new RXL - I mean nobody. DOA. When will this company learn. In fact, almost all Acuras were devoid of gawkers, except for the NSX, which is wicked hot. It has excellent crowds both days I attended. Rest of the line-up: nada.
        Gorgenapper
        • 1 Year Ago
        @WhackyPlague
        G37 sounds like a fighter jet designation. Q50 sounds like some kind of cute ute
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lol. All the lexus comments. To bad they dont know infiniti had it since 2009
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love the design. Fits right into the newer infiniti family. But I just cant get over the name Q. Why Q???
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bK
        I like G much better, also M for the Fuga and all of the other model letters.
      dzuan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't wait to see how the hyrbid is, 200lb ft instant torque from the electric motor is awesome. 0-60 in the low 5s to upper 4s. 33 MPG sign me up!
        chanonissan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dzuan
        the infiniti M37h is 5.2 sec so the Q50 might run in 5.0 sec or under.
      Robby
      • 1 Year Ago
      Are people seriously complaining about this car coming with a turbo 4 cylinder? Let alone if it costs $50K? Everyone seems to forget that the A4 dropped the V6 years ago, and the BMW 328 and 528 both have the turbo 4 as base engines. A fully loaded BMW 328 is well over $50k, and a BMW 528 is almost $60k. How about the Cadillac ATS 2.0T? That vehicle fully loaded easily hits $50k. And since when do nameplate numbers even match engine displacement anymore? The BMW 328 and 335 both had 3.0 liter inline 6 engines. The Mercedes S63 AMG has a 5.5L turbo V8. My word, and you guys considers yourselves "enthusiasts".
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      It will be interesting to see how the hybrid wars turn out for entry level luxury. You will have the Lexus ES, Lincoln MKZ and now the Infiniti Q50, but with different approaches as both Lincoln and Lexus are doing 4cyl vs the 6cyl approach by Infiniti. Will shoppers go for gobs of torque and low 30mpg, or good torque and 40+mpg?
      Mazdafreak
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm glad the Japanese automakers are finally bringing some diesels over. Right now the Germans dominate all diesel segments (except HD trucks) and have no competition.
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ok when is the Q80 coming out ??
      Miklef
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have an 08 G35x and was waiting to buy a new one. Where is the special edition with 400+ hp? Lexus, Audi, Mercedes, etc. they all have a performance version in this class.
      KAG
      • 1 Year Ago
      Be cool to have a turbo 4 in the new car, would make a nice city car. Takes me back the G20, which that car should be called.
      to your email L
      • 1 Year Ago
      To much copying from BMW.
      makasay
      • 1 Year Ago
      I may be old school, but would anyone much rather a smooth V6 over a Turbo 4? I know there are pros and cons to both, but if I'm buying an 45,000 dollar + luxury car, I really want a V6.
        zizixx89
        • 1 Year Ago
        @makasay
        Its just an option some people just want a nice car
        BRKF06
        • 1 Year Ago
        @makasay
        Drive a 3.7 liter VQ...ain't nothing smooth about that powerful powerplant.
          BRKF06
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BRKF06
          The 3.5/3.0 doesn't exist for the G/Q.
          chanonissan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BRKF06
          @mbukukanyau .VQ came 1996 as 3.0 LITER for the maxima and was update to 3.5 with CVVTS for the G35 pushing out more HP and now 3.7. There was no VQ in 1980.
          zizixx89
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BRKF06
          I know that im just talking about it. Why would you even think that??
          mbukukanyau
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BRKF06
          VQ is an old 1980's motor.
          zizixx89
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BRKF06
          The 3.0 and the 3.5 VQ are V8 smooth
        BRKF06
        • 1 Year Ago
        @makasay
        And 45k for a G/Q? Um...how? A loaded G37 Sport comes out to less than 40k. Would imagine Infiniti would do like BMW give a 3-4k gap between the VQ and the turbo 4.
          BRKF06
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BRKF06
          In 2012 I priced the G37 Sport. It had a sticker of 44k and without any effort dealers were below 38k. That car was totally loaded with all the worthless gadgets (navi, lane this, etc). I ended up with a 328i instead (4 BMWs) as I could build the car my way (manual, etc) and while the sticker showed 45k I ended up south of 40k, even without doing Euro Delivery. That said ED is ridiculous fun but that's for another post. Anyway, yeah so 43-44k for the G on paper but south of 37k is now easily in reach. A G37 Journey is 38k new before discounts and around 32k after. 32k is the more realistic price for the car anyway.
          Tourian
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BRKF06
          @BRKF06 No. You were not getting a G37S for below 38K. Please stop spinning this yarn.
          chanonissan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BRKF06
          Alot of thing came against infiniti,that lexus was safer, when lexus was awarded top safety pick over the infiniti G35 made in 2002 to 2006 by the IIHS and in 2007 IIHS came out singing a different tune that in real world accidents the G35 was the second safest cars in America.
          makasay
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BRKF06
          45,000 for a BMW 328/320I specifically. I said smooth V6, which excludes the G's VQ, but includes Acura's and Lexus's V6.
          chanonissan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BRKF06
          in crash test the lexus look safer but in real life accidents the infinitis are safer vehicles overall check crash reports.
        TangoR34
        • 1 Year Ago
        @makasay
        If you want old school, go with a straight 6
        aquos6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @makasay
        twin scroll turbo for me.
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