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Rumorpile: Infiniti's 700 Horsepower Flagship

Mar 18 2014 08:15 AM | Infiniti News
We've been hearing for awhile rumors of a Infiniti flagship. Most recently, reports have pointed towards a model that would compete with the likes of the Porsche Panamera. Now a new report from Motor Trend is spilling a lot information out on this possible flagship.
The report says the new flagship will likely be a four-door version of Infiniti's Essence concept wearing either the Q80 or Q90 nameplate. Engines will include a new 3.0L turbo V6 hybrid with 550 horsepower and a 3.7L twin-turbo V6 hybrid with 700 horsepower. Both engines will feed power to a standard all-wheel drive system.
“We are not planning to create a Mercedes S-Class competitor. Our goal is to launch a revised four-door version o...

Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz Working On A New Vehicle Architecture

Jan 21 2014 10:05 AM | Infiniti News
Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz are working on a new vehicle architecture that will underpin four new vehicles, including a new crossover. This information comes courtesy of Johan de Nysschen, the head of Infiniti who was speaking to Bloomberg at the Detroit Auto Show. de Nysschen did not talk about whether the new architecture will be front/all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, and how many of those new vehicles would be Infiniti and/or Mercedes-Benz. de Nysschen did say is that first model with this new architecture will appear in 2017.
Source: Bloomberg via Automotive News (Subscription Required)
William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.ma...

Rumorpile: Infiniti Considers A Four-Door Coupe As A Flagship

Oct 21 2013 07:35 AM | Infiniti News
William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
October 21, 2013
Infiniti is trying to differentiate itself from the other players in the luxury car market by possibly developing a four-door coupe as a flagship. This is coming from Nissan's executive vice president Andy Palmer to Automotive News.
"We won't do a Merc S class or that type of car. We have had that before. We want a flagship car that's appealing and different," said Palmer.
The four-door coupe is reportedly taking nspiration from the Infiniti Essence concept shown at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Sources say Nissan design chief Shiro Nakamura's team is looking at how to stretch the dimensions of the Essence...

Revealed! Infiniti Q30 Concept

Aug 27 2013 04:25 PM | William Maley in Infiniti News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com August 27, 2013   A few weeks ago, Infiniti announced their showing at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Named the Q30, the concept in our eyes looks to be more of a dramatic take on the Etherea concept...

Infiniti Teases Q30 Concept

Aug 09 2013 07:45 AM | William Maley in Infiniti News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com August 9, 2013   Auto show season is just right around the corner with Frankfurt kicking off this season in September. Already, automakers are beginning to tease what they will be showing at the show...

Rumorpile: Infiniti Considers A Compact Luxury Crossover

May 29 2013 07:30 AM | William Maley in Infiniti News

By William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com May 29, 2013   A new report from Motor Trend says that Infiniti is considering entry-level crossover that will use the underpinnings of Mercedes-Benz's new MFA front-wheel driv...

Infinti Debates Whether To Do A Platform For A Flagship and GT

May 08 2013 07:45 AM | William Maley in Infiniti News

By William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com May 8, 2013   Infiniti’s president, Johan de Nysschen tells Car and Driver the brand is considering doing a model above the Q70 (M37 and M56). This new model would likely...