Infiniti gets ready for direct-injection, Essence design and drivetrain to influence lineup

The new 3.7L direct-injection twin-turbo V6 that was shown in the Infiniti Essence concept is scheduled to make its debut in the redesigned M sedan that is due in early 2010. According to CARandDRIVER, the engine will most likely find its way into the G37 coupe and sedan.

The 3.7L direct-injection twin-turbo V6 is good for producing about 340 to 350-hp while increasing fuel-efficiency.

What happened to the Q and are we ever going to see one on the road again? Sources say that Infiniti’s U.S. division is eagerly looking for a $70,000 – $80,000 car to justify its luxury-performance stance against Lexus. A group of dealers recently visited Japan and were shown a four-door version Essence concept car that could hint at the future Q.

Nissan is also cutting its V8 family from two to one – meaning the new passenger car V8 will be shared with the SUVs. The new V8 will also get direct-injection technology but will not be offered in the new M sedan or the G sedan and coupe.

Infiniti Essence Concept:


– By: Kap Shah

Source: CARandDRIVER