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#203 of 242 I4 for G??
Apr 08, 2010 (4:05 pm)
We've all been wondering exactly what flavor of fruit the Daimler AG/Renault-Nissan mash-up would bear, and now it looks like we may have our first answer. Starting soon, the Infiniti G will boast an efficient four-cylinder engine borrowed straight from Mercedes-Benz. AutoWeek reports that Nissan head-honcho Carlos Ghosn confirmed the news himself, though so far we have no indication of exactly which four-pot will make its way into the Japanese sedan or when it will be available to buyers.
The above was copied from an article on Autoblog. Anybody know what would be the most logical 4 cyl Nissan would get from Daimler and what the specs could end up being?
This coupled with the new G25 would be a drastic change but offer a lot of choices for customers looking at the G line. They could have 3 distinct cars to look at. Maybe a G25 w/210hp V6 for entry into the brand, a G28(just guessing) with a 280ish hp turbo 4cyl and then the G37 with the big V6. Just speculating but will be interesting to watch. The G25 is supposed to get really decent MPG and I would assume they could get good MPG from a turbo 4 as well ala Hyundai and it's new turbo 4 w/ 274 hp and 34mpg hwy.
#204 of 242 Re: I4 for G?? [m6user]
Apr 08, 2010 (4:41 pm)
My guess would be the engine from the C250 CGI, which is actually a 1.8l turbo DI model with around 204hp/229ft-lbs and 33mpg. I thought it could also be the 2.4t GEMA engine, but I'm not sure MB has much to do with that anymore since it sold Chrysler.
#205 of 242 Re: I4 for G?? [m6user]
Apr 08, 2010 (5:55 pm)
if indeed Infiniti goes this way with the trim levels for G's slotted below the current G37, it will be interesting to see what Nissan does with the Altima and Maxima in the next two years. Especially since Hyundai will becoming out with that turbo 4cyl thats suppose to get decent fuel economy on paper. Nissan will have to do something. Hopefully this will be the answer.
#206 of 242 Re: I4 for G?? [smarty666]
Apr 10, 2010 (2:25 pm)
no way nissan gives infiniti 3 engines for the G-- They already have how many differennt combinations of G-- if and when they give 4cy for the G it will prob be 250-280 hp-- (higher then nissans current 4's in the states) - plus they will prob go the way of lexus and only offer the lower engine with a manual option- thus killing the old 6speed in the 6 cy-- would love to see them keep the manual and bump HP to 350-- and throw in AWD and I will write the check right now. The gov't mandate to get MPG's up will make it interesting for all these car manufactures to maintain performance and squeeze mpg's
#207 of 242 Re: I4 for G?? [sweendogy]
Apr 10, 2010 (6:54 pm)
"The gov't mandate to get MPG's up will make it interesting for all these car manufactures to maintain performance and squeeze mpg's"
Well since Ford has done that with the Mustang V6, +300HP & 30mpg I dont see why Nissan cannot duplicate this if not better that as well. If history is anything to go by, Nissan tech has always been better than Ford tech so I am pretty confident that not only Nissan can duplicate that but Toyota, Hyundai, Subaru, pretty much anyone you can think of.
#208 of 242 Re: I4 for G?? [sjaieve]
Apr 11, 2010 (1:31 pm)
agreed-- lets see what they come up with-- thats my one knock on the g35x 2007 that i have-- car should get closer to 30 mpgs on the highway doing 65-- for the life of my car my mpgs are 18-- yes it spends most of its life on city streets or in the driveway
#209 of 242 Re: I4 for G?? [sweendogy]
Apr 11, 2010 (3:15 pm)
You are right, I would settle for mid 20s combined. Its possible this is what the guys in the 335i, S4 and IS350 are getting. I stand to be corrected.
#210 of 242 Re: I4 for G?? [sjaieve]
Apr 12, 2010 (6:07 pm)
maybe but all those cars are more coin to get in the door
#211 of 242 Quick question....
Apr 13, 2010 (5:19 am)
How much is it to replace a headlight? Why...? I have a rule to never buy a car wear the headlight replacement is $500 or more. If a headlight costs that much, imagine what a transmission would cost you! It stands to reason I'll never own a Jag or MB, and I am fine with that. The G37 has really piqued my interest though, in that it appears to be a sporty, well made car that one could use for business. I have heard all the good things about the 3.5/3.7 motor, so no qualms there. The motor is usually the last thing to go these days It is all the other things that can nickel and dime you to death. Any high mileage drivers out there? I do about 25K per year so I have to be comfortable over long rides. Does the G37 cut it for a high mileage person? I have been spoiled by some very reliable Hondas over the years and don't want to go backwards on reliability. Also looking at Genesis & LaCrosse but the G is leading at the moment. I appreciate any feedback.
#212 of 242 Re: Quick question.... [beer4704]
Apr 13, 2010 (5:52 pm)
maybe check out consumer reports- they have your answer