According to reports to come out of Japan, Infiniti models from the recently launched Infiniti Performance Line (IPL) could receive Mercedes-Benz engines in the future. In particular, the 3.5-litre twin-turbo six is said to be on the cards and could be fettled to the tune of 300-plus-kilowatts for the Infiiniti G coupe range.
Other engines on the wish list include the stonking 6.2-litre AMG V8. This could power an upcoming IPL version of the Infiniti M sedan. The model would then be a more worthy rival to the top-line BMW 5-Series as well as the Jaguar XFR. If this engine package does see the light of day though, it's suspected the Infiniti M IPL will be available at a cheaper price than the equivalent Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 to avoid market clash.
It is early days though and the IPL brand's future is still be considered. The brand was first unveiled at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year showcasing a range of upgraded sports features such as handling enhancements, cosmetic changes and an uprated engine package for the G37 coupe - a 3.7-litre Nissan unit offering 260kW.
Reports also say the IPL models featuring AMG engines may also be accompanied by a 'Powered by AMG' badge.