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by Matt Campbell

Details of the new turbocharged petrol engine that will be fitted to the Infiniti Q50 2.0T have been revealed.

The new Infiniti Q50 2.0T is expected to make use of the engine that is fitted to the Japanese market Nissan Skyline 200GT-t that was revealed overnight. It is understood the power outputs of the Japanese market Skyline will be very close to those seen in the new Infiniti model. 

The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit sourced from Mercedes-Benz produces 155kW of power and 350Nm of torque – close to the outputs seen in European rivals such as the Audi A4 2.0T Quattro (2.0-litre turbo four, 155kW/350Nm), BMW 328i (2.0-litre turbo four, 180kW/350Nm) and Mercedes-Benz C250 (1.8-litre turbo four, 150kW/310Nm). According to Nissan Japan, the engine is said to offer “exhilarating driving response and powerful acceleration”.

Fuel consumption for the new engine, which is fitted with direct injection and stop-start engine technology, is rated at 13.6km/L or 7.3 litres per 100km on the Japanese cycle – notably higher than the A4 (6.8L), C250 (6.8L) and 328i (6.3L).

A spokesman for Infiniti Australia told CarAdvice that the new model is scheduled to arrive locally in the third or fourth quarter of 2014.

Infiniti currently offers the Q50 with a 2.2-litre turbo diesel or 3.5-litre hybrid.

Read our Infiniti Q50 Review.