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CHICAGO (February 11, 2016) - Infiniti introduced the full line-up of new, advanced engines for its Infiniti Q50 sports sedan during the Media Preview of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. 
"We have never offered more than two engines in any car before," said Kyle Bazemore, senior manager of Infiniti Product Communications. "We now have four engine choices for 2016." 
The base engine in the new Q50 is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder that delivers 208 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. It will be available in the Q50 2.0t model in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. This engine option will be available in early 2016. A new 3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine replaces the 3.7-liter V6. This powertrain will be available in the 2016 Q50 Red Sport 400 starting in early spring; the 300 hp Q50 3.0t will be available in late spring.  The fourth engine option is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that pairs to an electric motor for a combined output of 360 hp. This powertrain is available in the 2016 Q50 that carries over from the Q50 Hybrid.
All new engine-equipped Q50 models are on display at the Chicago Auto Show, along with the 2016 QX60 crossover and the all-new QX30 premium active crossover. It is the first time all of these new models have appeared together.
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About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North America vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2016 public show will be February 13-21. For more information, visit or

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit

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