12 JANUARY, 2016
DETROIT – INFINITI was recognised today at the Wards 10 Best Engines Awards for the company's new 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine, which was named to Wards 10 Best Engines list for 2017.
The new INFINITI powerplant was chosen from a field of 40 new or significantly improved powertrains, alongside Wards 10 Best 2016 winners, in vehicles with a base price below USD $62,000 and available in the U.S.
The advanced VR-series engine is available across the range of Q50 sports sedan models, as well as the recently introduced, all-new INFINITI Q60 sports coupe (on sale in Australia early Q2 this year). The 3.0t engine is available in two configurations – 224kW (300 horsepower) with a peak torque of 400Nm, and in a high-performance option delivering 298kW (400 horsepower) and 475 Nm of torque.
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China. INFINITI plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.
INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi, near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.
INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies.
From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.
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