Report: Infiniti considered a variety of engines for Q50 Eau Rouge

When the Geneva Motor Show rolled around, Infiniti reintroduced the Q50 Eau Rouge, which was a bit surprising, given that it was originally revealed at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. But truth be told, the Q50 Eau Rouge originally debuted with no engine in Detroit, making the Geneva appearance that much more interesting.

When the Q50 Eau Rouge was revealed again, the it sported the Nissan GT-R’s potent and beautifully handcrafted VR38DETT 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6. Though before such a mating occurred, Infiniti originally considered a V8 lifted from the Infiniti M, displacing 5.6L and a lofty 420hp and 417 lb-ft of twist, according to Infiniti’s senior communications manager, Kyle Bazemore. At one point even, Infiniti were destined to put a high-performance diesel in the Q50 Eau Rouge.

Either way, the mission of the Q50 Eau Rouge is loud and clear: to run alongside the pack of the BMW M3 sedan, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sedan, and the Lexus IS F. For the full discussion, head on over to AutoBlog.

Source: AutoBlog

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