Entry-level Infiniti Q50 unveiled in Guangzhou image

An entry-level version of the Infiniti Q50 has been officially presented to the public during the 2013 Guangzhou Motor Show, in a premiere.

According to Nissan’s luxury brand, the Q50 has received a new entry-level version and if you were expecting Renault to be offering the engine, you would be surprised, because this is being provided by Mercedes-Benz. The model in question will take its power from a 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol turbocharged unit, which is producing a total output of 211 HP (157 kW) and it has a peak torque of 320 Nm (236 lb-ft).

“The new engine is the result of Infiniti’s collaboration agreement with Daimler AG. As with the 2.2-litre direct-injection four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine destined for Europe, the petrol version has been modified by the Infiniti engineering teams to ensure engine response is in line with Infiniti’s brand characteristics”, as the carmaker says in its official press release.

The Infiniti Q50 already has an engine made by Mercedes-Benz, which is coming as a 2.2 liter four-cylinder diesel unit, producing a total output of 170 HP (125 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint in the model takes less than 9 seconds and top speed stands at 230 km/h (143 mph). The new Infiniti Q50 entry-level version will go on sale in China next spring. No pricing details have been announced so far.