On Monday, January 14th, Infiniti unveiled its 2014 Q50 sport sedan during the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, introducing it as the first of what will be a larger global push by the brand.
Infiniti plans to debut the first car to bean its new classification through all its major markets simultaneously, not just North America. However, there is more than a worldwide debut on the books for Nissan‘s luxury marque. Infiniti confirmed past speculation at the press conference that its future models will include both a turbocharged four-cylinder and diesel engines.
Even though details weren’t revealed, and the brand already offers diesel-powered crossovers in Europe, the announcement opes speculation that there might be a broader future in the works for Infiniti. Although not confirmed, seems likely that the turbocharged four cylinder unit will be sourced from the company’s partnership with Mercedes.
Since the Infiniti unveiled the Q50 with the same hybrid technology found in its current M35h, which perfectly balances power and fuel efficiency, the theory about working with Mercedes would make sense. The current M35h gets an estimated 27/32 mpg city/highway and it would make sense to expect the smaller Q50 to do better than that.
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