Entry Level Infiniti G25 Sedan Gets 2.5L V-6 & Turbo [Updated]
According to Inside Line, Infiniti is giving their muscle car sedan a more economical engine option for 2011. Although it hasn’t been officially announced yet, the G25 will be powered by a smaller six-cylinder engine. This concerns me a bit, since the G35 and G37 is known to give the BMW 5 Series some hearty competition.
The specs given are still encouraging though. In the entry level G sedan, Infiniti will install the 2.5 L V-6 found in Japan’s G sedan (sold as the Nissan Skyline 250 GT over there). In it’s basic form, the 2.5 L engine produces 210 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. This is hardly impressive compared to the G37’s specs. There’s good news though. The G25 gets a turbocharger, bumping the V-6’s output to 280 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. That’s more like it!
This makes sense to me, assuming there is some improvement in fuel economy with the move from the 3.7L to the 2.5L engine. No details on price are available yet. Apparently if sales of the sedan are good, we’ll see a coupe and convertible too.
Update: Turns out the 2.5L V-6 won’t be supercharged. At least, not yet. Guess the rumor mill isn’t always right…