Infiniti’s Q50 Will Share Engines with Mercedes?

infiniti q50After making its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show in January, the Infiniti Q50 is schedueled to make its European debut in Switzerland at the Geneva Motor Show held in March. Everyone its looking forward to the big news at the Swiss show, which will be the presentation of the European engine range for the Q50, the first Infiniti model to feature new powertrains sourced from Daimler and its Mercedes-Benz brand.

“The Infiniti Q50 is a world-class sports saloon with an engine line-up that will clearly demonstrate its intentions to be a major player within the European premium market,” said Bernard Loire, Vice President, Infiniti Africa, Middle East and Europe (AMIE).

Although Infiniti is not revealing any details on the engines yet, we know from previous announcements that the Q50 will use force-fed four-cylinder petrol and diesel powerplants related to those used in the Mercedes C-Class and possibly the E-Class as well.

At the launch, the North American Q50 will be available with two powertrains, a 3.7 liter V6 with 328hp and a hybrid version connecting a 3.5 liter V6 to an electric motor for a combined system output of 360hp.