Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > General Forums > Car Chat
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Infiniti G, twin turbo 530 horses...

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-26-12, 09:28 AM   #1
cremaster
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
cremaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: ca
Posts: 488
Default Infiniti G, twin turbo 530 horses...

anybody see this article? coming from a G35, this is pretty cool. when i was at g35driver, we always talked about how sick it would be to drop the gt-r engine into a sedan variant.

http://www.motortrend.com/future/fut...71&188,shopper

Click the image to open in full size.


Here's more of what we learned from the industry insider:

Q. We hear that design has been finalized for the next G. Can you confirm that?

A. The next G is slated to go on sale by the end of summer of 2014. Starting with sales in Japan and the U.S., the vehicle will be gradually introduced to over 70 countries worldwide. Design for the next G was finalized in June of last year, as we need a completed body in order to design the platform, which will be shared with the next Mercedes C-Class. But actually, the C-Class was already well underway, so I should just say that we are adapting it for our needs. To make everything go smoothly, we had German experts from Mercedes passing through our doors constantly over the last year.

Q. What direction will the new model take?

A. It's a two-pronged approach of performance and luxury that won't inherit anything from the current model. You could say that the new G's front end closely resembles that of the Etherea concept car, especially the headlight treatment. It has a very bold, muscular stance, and even when it's just sitting there, you can tell that it has a significant amount of grunt. Compared to the next-gen C-Class, it wheelbase has been lengthened by 2 inches, giving the car around the same interior space as the current car.

Q. And what of the rumors that the new model will be smaller than the current car?

A. While the overall length and width will remain the same, the new G will have a lower roofline in the style of a four-door coupe. No matter what angle you look at the car, I must say that it looks leaner and meaner all-round but more stylish too. And of course it handles far better than the outgoing model while exuding more luxury than ever before.

Q. What body types can we expect?

A. The same as we have now - a sedan and a coupe. And we are also evaluating a crossover like an EX. The coupe will come one year after the sedan, in 2015.

Q. Have the powertrains been finalized?

A. Yes, these were decided last year, in addition to where they'll be manufactured and which models they'll go into. Because of course we are talking about Mercedes models as well.

Q. Another source was suggesting that both platforms and engines will be built by Mercedes. Is this true?

A. No. While one or two models will employ Mercedes technology, our main powertrain will be a Nissan developed direct injection engine based on the current VQ series engine block, but with a totally redesigned head unit. We will only use a four-cylinder diesel from Mercedes.

Q. What capacity is that diesel?

A. It's a 2.1-liter, identical in design to the current C220 CDI and S250 CDI. But to further reduce emissions, we will employ a new clean diesel catalyzer developed in-house. It will generate more than 200 hp and deliver torque of 50 KG/m (around 360 lb-ft). This engine will power the Infiniti M destined for markets in Europe and Korea by the end of this year. But we have made no decision on its potential incorporation into the U.S. or Japanese markets, as their demand for diesels is very low.

Q. And what about hybrids?

A. Given what you've seen in the past, it's a forgone conclusion that we will offer a hybrid model powered by 3.5-liter V-6 hybrid VQ35HR series [a version powers the present G Hybrid]. But the battery pack will be smaller and deliver more power.

Q. So that means we can expect to see three different powertrains altogether -- V-6, four-cylinder diesel and hybrid for the new G. And where will these be built?

A. The V-6 will be built our Iwaki plant in Japan and also in Tennessee. And for the time being, the hybrid will be built in Japan.

Q. Last June, Mr. Ghosn mentioned that the next-gen Infiniti models would be built overseas, even the Japan-spec Skylines. Is that so?

A. Yes, the quality and expertise of American and European plants has come the full circle so we can now produce engines just about anywhere. One other main reason is cost. The yen is still far too strong to build in Japan. We can't build engines in Japan and ship them to the U.S. as it is not good business. In fact, we see a time in the very near future where over 90 percent of all models sold in the U.S. will be built in the U.S. And with the way the yen is, it will generate more profit to import U.S.-made cars into Japan, rather than building them here.

Q. And what about China? You are building a plant in Dalian, right?

A. Yes, that plant will go online in 2014, and will build Infiniti models and Skylines (for the Chinese market) there too. But the Skylines for Japan will be built in the U.S. It is no coincidence that Infiniti's world HQ was moved from Yokohama to Hong Kong last year. This is a sign that the Chinese market and our plants there will take on a far more critical meaning in the near future.

Q. What plants take priority in the U.S.?

A. The Smyrna plant. The Infiniti JX is built there and there is a good reason for that. It is the only plant of ours in the U.S. which can maintain our extremely high quality levels needed to produce Infiniti vehicles. We are also in the process of retooling and fitting out Smyrna for EVs, as it has been designated as our specialized plant to build Infiniti's first EV from 2014.

Q. And what about that high performance model you mentioned?

A. I thought you might ask about that. We have an all-new engine in the pipeline that will only be built in Japan, as it requires specialized production methods only available here. It is a totally new 3.7-liter direct injection, twin-turbocharged V-6 that is being built for our new IPL (Infiniti Performance Line) range of high-performance vehicles. Targeting the likes of the C63 AMG and M3, it will generate upwards of 530 hp.

Q. Finally some real performance from Infiniti. And where will it be built?

A. It'll only be built at the same plant as the Nissan GT-R, our Tochigi plant. I think our marketing types want to create a special high performance "Tochigi brand," as this will be the only place where the GT-R and IPL engines are basically hand-made. Tochigi will come to mean "a unique brand of Japan-made performance, luxury and quality."

Q. What about pricing? Won't this IPL be expensive?

A. The 530-hp IPL-spec G will probably be priced at around the same price as the GT-R if not a fraction more. Given that the basic C63 AMG costs (in Japan) around 10 million yen, that is where the IPL will be priced, I feel.

Q. And finally, any more surprises?

A. One more. Remember the Infiniti Etherea hatchback concept from Geneva? Its styling might be toned down a little for the production model, and it will employ Mercedes MFA (Mercedes Front-drive Architecture), but you can expect to find it powered by a Nissan-built 2.5-liter, four-cylinder, supercharged hybrid. That's the QR25DER series engine and is the only powerplant being considered for that car at the moment, a vehicle that will be built in Austria by Magna Steyr.



Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/future/fut...#ixzz21kMqJGEY
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
__________________


09' IS-F obsidian on white, Borla catback, reso delete, AFE - mine
14' RX350 nebula - wifey
cremaster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-12, 09:39 AM   #2
venom21
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: ab
Posts: 546
Default

Looks like an aftermarket job, and a bad one at that. Numbers are impressive though.
__________________
2006 Lexus RX400h
2010 Volvo XC60
venom21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-12, 09:43 AM   #3
cremaster
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
cremaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: ca
Posts: 488
Default

the design is quite busy for me, too. not sure how the final product will turn out, tho.

i hope lexus will step things up w/ the next version of the ISF. or a real GSF for that matter.
__________________


09' IS-F obsidian on white, Borla catback, reso delete, AFE - mine
14' RX350 nebula - wifey
cremaster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-12, 09:45 AM   #4
Hoovey2411
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (16)
 
Hoovey2411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 28,913
Default

Saw this awhile ago, old news. Back in April
__________________
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic95774_1.gif
|Version 3.5 |TLN #918|
GIANTS|NINERS|SHARKS|WARRIORS
Hoovey2411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-12, 12:26 PM   #5
LH1
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 119
Default

Quote:
The next G is slated to go on sale by the end of summer of 2014
2 more years until we see the new G!? Disappointing...

Infiniti has to hit a home run with the exterior on the next G. The G37 sedan in particular has always looked too tall and narrow.
LH1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-12, 12:43 PM   #6
Och
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (3)
 
Och's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 10,670
Send a message via AIM to Och
Default

Heh, Lexus spindle grill on the G.
Och is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-12, 05:01 PM   #7
<VENOM>
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NYC/ATL
Posts: 2,615
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LH1 View Post
2 more years until we see the new G!? Disappointing...

Infiniti has to hit a home run with the exterior on the next G. The G37 sedan in particular has always looked too tall and narrow.
Slow down it will be here soon enough, Im willing to bet your also gonna ask when the next generation G is coming out when the new model has just been released
<VENOM> is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-12, 05:32 PM   #8
F1Driver
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: ON
Posts: 205
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Och View Post
Heh, Lexus spindle grill on the G.
The "Lexus spindle grill" had appeared on the Inifiniti Essence (circa 2009) long before the new GS.
F1Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-12, 06:12 PM   #9
I8ABMR
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
I8ABMR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Somewhere far far away
Posts: 19,006
Default

Inifiniti needs to work on their styling. The G37 seems to but to lobular. Not the best looking sedan but they are soooo much fun to drive in any model of any generation. The original G35 was a relative feather weight compared to todays obese vehicles
__________________

2010 LEXUS ISF
FEATURES:
2007 GS350

Readers Rides of the month Modified Magazine December 2009
Readers Rides Super Street Magazine June 2010

2003 INFINITI G35 Rearders Rides Super Street Magazine 7/05
2007 Lexus GS350 / 2007 Lexus LS460 / 2010 Lexus ISF
I8ABMR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-12, 06:42 AM   #10
LH1
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 119
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by <VENOM> View Post
Im willing to bet your also gonna ask when the next generation G is coming out when the new model has just been released
Umm.... no
LH1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-12, 12:32 PM   #11
LexFather
Guest
Trader Score: ()
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoovey2411 View Post
Saw this awhile ago, old news. Back in April
it is a repost.

Quote:
Originally Posted by <VENOM> View Post
Slow down it will be here soon enough, Im willing to bet your also gonna ask when the next generation G is coming out when the new model has just been released
Why so rude? The Nissan Skyline debuts next spring using Benz/Renault parts due to the partnership. Should be interesting and I doubt they fudge it up considering how this car is 60%+ of their sales. This current model has been incredible for them so lets hope that continues!
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-12, 08:00 PM   #12
<VENOM>
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NYC/ATL
Posts: 2,615
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX View Post
it is a repost.



Why so rude? The Nissan Skyline debuts next spring using Benz/Renault parts due to the partnership. Should be interesting and I doubt they fudge it up considering how this car is 60%+ of their sales. This current model has been incredible for them so lets hope that continues!
next time more smiley faces but guaranteed any model that comes out all new, within a month to 6 months someone post when is the car getting redesigned.

60% of sales, not bad, the Altima is carrying Nissan, the ES and RX are the 2 cars that represent Lexus well, etc.. som0ene has to represent for these companies, these cars deserve praise for carrying such large sales numbers alone it says a lot for the company and the individual car or cars, Im still wondering how QX and LX are flying off dealer lots with 70k price tags and not cheap gas

I look forward to the next Gen G, the current one is carrying a lot of sales and can't mess that up
<VENOM> is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-12, 08:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2014, 530, class, club, gs, hp, infiniti, lexus, nifiniti, nissan, renault, sedan, turbo, twin

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:52 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info