Production of the all-new compact and lightweight 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine has started at Nissan Motor Co.’s state-of-the-art engine manufacturing facility, the Iwaki Plant in Japan. This engine is exclusively offered on Infiniti vehicles.
The new V6 engine is the lightest, most powerful, cleanest and most fuel-efficient V6 engine that Infiniti has ever offered, delivering the ideal combination of drivability, efficiency and performance. It has been developed to supply optimal power and torque for an engine of its size, together with optimized fuel efficiency.
The 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo is available in two performance levels – 300 or 400 hp. In Europe, Infiniti will only offer the higher output version. This engine belongs to the exclusive VR-series powertrain family, born out of the brand’s long-standing heritage of V6 engine production at the Iwaki plant. The VR30 was created through extensive in-house experience of six-cylinder powertrain development and backed up by a strong history of V6 engines having been listed as a “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” for 14 years from 1995 to 2008, an unrivalled achievement.
The first application of this engine family will be in the 2016 Infiniti Q50 sports saloon. Along with a number of technology upgrades, Q50 will deliver more empowering performance and a more rewarding driving experience.
It will also be available for the all-new Q60 sports coupe, which celebrated its European premier at Geneva Motor Show this year. Designed and engineered to perform, and benefitting from the advanced technology of the V6 engine, the Q60 will play an important role in the sports coupe segment.