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Default I they release the Q50 with a 2.0 turbo will it flop like the G25?

I drove a 2.3 turbo 5 speedfor many years. I didn't really like living with a turbo and don't look forward to driving another, although it would obviously be much more modern.

I guess if it saved several thousand dollars I might consider it.

The G25 tanked. Would a 2.0 fare any better?
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I drove a 2.3 turbo 5 speedfor many years. I didn't really like living with a turbo and don't look forward to driving another, although it would obviously be much more modern.

I guess if it saved several thousand dollars I might consider it.

The G25 tanked. Would a 2.0 fare any better?
Personal opinion: I think it cheapens the Q50. They should leave that on the Q40 or whatever is going to end up being lower in class.
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There were 3 reasons the G25 tanked...

1. It didn't get much better mileage than the G37, and was underpowered in comparison.
2. Wasn't that much cheaper in price
3. Options were very limited... to the point that no navigation was available.

It will be a different story if the 2.0 actually has a MPG advantage and is not limited in options. It actually may become the more popular powertrain option and may offer a manual as well.

To offer a smaller engine does not cheapen a car... all of it's competition does.
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It's already available outside the US. Buyers are a different demographic: not interested in maximum performance but do appreciate its design. I say maximum performance because 210 HP is more than adequate for a smallish mid-size sedan. I remember when BMW's 325 felt quick (compared to a 318 or 320) and it "only" had 189 hp.
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It's already available outside the US. Buyers are a different demographic: not interested in maximum performance but do appreciate its design. I say maximum performance because 210 HP is more than adequate for a smallish mid-size sedan. I remember when BMW's 325 felt quick (compared to a 318 or 320) and it "only" had 189 hp.
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Maybe infiniti will shock everyone and start it at something like 30K for a base.
It needs to come in at a competitive price.

It would be awesome if they could shave a little bit of weight to so it's got some zip, but doubt that will happen.
If you had an AWD SPORT, my thinking is it would be heavy for a 2.0L turbo.

2WD premium will probably be ok on weight.
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This will bring out the ricers who will shave all the badges. I liked the higher price point of the Q50 because it kept it from being a G35 coupe, for now.
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We had a meeting with Infiniti Corporate a few days ago. There will definitely be a 2.0T Q50. They will also introduce a 3.0 Twin Turbo edition as well a little later. They didn't mention if they are keeping the 3.7L Naturally Aspirated or if that will be replaced with another option also. Ultimately there will be three engine options in the future. The QX30 will definitely have the 2.0T as it is based off of the Mercedes GLA platform and engine. Infiniti may do some other changes but these are the plans for now.
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I'll admit I didn't really care for the G25. It was a bit slower and the lack of options probably didn't fare well. But I think these differences would help with a Q50 2.0:
-Turbo in the 2.0 will help with the torque that was absent in the VQ25
-Fuel economy is likely to be much improved, along with NVH
-Infiniti may open up options on a 2.0 like how you can get a loaded Q50S 2.0T in Europe

If you have a broader range available, you can appeal to target markets more easily since they can choose their option packages, their engine, and the price points that fits their needs. I am hoping though that you can option up a 2.0 so that a Q50 with that engine could be more comparable to something like the 328 where people can get that and still have it look just like a 335, minus the badge and exhaust tips.

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