Infiniti has a history of making powerful engines, but it has outdone itself with the new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. In fact, this engine is so powerful and reliable that it was recognized as a Wards 10 Best Engine. This impressive engine is available in the full range of Q50 Sports Sedan models. You can also get it with the new Infiniti Q60 Sports Coupe.
Available Engine Options
The 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine is available in two configurations. You can get it with 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft torque, or you can go all out and get the 400 horsepower engine – which comes with 350 lb-ft torque. The 300 horsepower engine has one intercooler pump, while the 400 horsepower engine has two. The 400 horsepower engine also has an optical turbo speed sensor.
Infiniti wanted to maximize speed off the line when it built this engine. You can see this speed yourself with the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400. This powerhouse goes from 0-62 in a mere 5 seconds. It can also reach 155 mph.
You might think that the engine is probably a bit rough during periods of fast acceleration, but that isn’t the case. Infiniti utilizes a twin-turbo system with this engine. That allows for smooth and immediate acceleration. In fact, the engine can spin at a maximum of 240,000 rpm, which keeps everything smooth during a fast take off.
Infiniti analyzed driver behavior when building this engine and found that drivers spend most of their time at engine speeds between 1,600 and 5,200 rpm. With that in mind, it created an engine that produces its full torque when it runs at those speeds. This maximizes performance for all drivers.
Light Weight Technology, Top-Notch Construction
This engine utilizes mirror-bore coating technology. This is a low-friction coating that also reduces the weight. In addition, Infiniti kept the weight down by using an aluminum engine block and cylinder head design.
It is easy to see why this engine was named one of Wards 10 Best Engines. Of course, seeing is believing, so make a trip to Berglund Group Roanoke-Infiniti in Roanoke, VA and sit behind the wheel of a vehicle with this engine. You will feel the power as soon as you start the vehicle up.