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Seems like it's pretty set in stone that the Q50 will have a disel for the European market. Likely one of the 4 cylinder CDI motors from Mercedes. Similar to the A/CLA/C 180/200/220 CDI

But noone cares about that..

The better question is.. Which 4 cylinder will be in the North American Market...

Can I dream on here and ask for the CLA 45 AMG Twin Turbo 4 cylinder in a Q50?

More realistically it'll probably be a similar motor to the 250 series Mercedes.

Around 200hp and 250lbs of torque. Or maybe they are right and it's the C300 version with 240hp.


When we brought you the story of the Infiniti Q50 making its debut in Detroit, we said it was a complete oversight that the model was being bitted agains the BMW 3-Series with no four-cylinder or turbo engines at its disposal.

Sure, a V6 might sound better, and the diesel might not be so popular in America, but you simply can't sell a car like this without thinking of economy and emissions, not to mention the price of entry into a model range.

Ben Poore head of Infiniti for the Americas has recently told AutoWeekmagazine that work on a turbo variant has now begun. It is being developed with Renault-Nissan and Daimler. The engine will reportedly be shared with the Mercedes C-Class.

The funny thing is, the C-Class is not only a rival, but will likely have that engine option when the new model debuts (most likely this year, not in two years time like the Infiniti).

The diesel option for the Q50 will also come from Mercedes and will at first only be available in Europe.

We wanted to shed further light on this subject and searched our news archive for information. Apparently, the brand new W205-generation C-Class will have lots of turbo four-bangers. Both the C200 and C250 will your four-cylinder turbos (probably the same 2.0-liter as the CLA, A- and B-Class). The C200 will have 184 PS, while the C200 will produce 211 PS. Rumor has it there will also be a C300 version of the C-Class, making 252 PS from the same engine block. Now that sounds like our Infiniti engine. As for diesels, Mercedes will probably spoil Infiniti for choice.
 

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I never understood why america gets very little diesel, all we have are diesel VW's and diesel trucks, nothing more.

is it that the demand isn't here?

If I had the option of a Q50 diesel sedan i would grab it in a second.
 
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