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Infiniti Q30 to sport Mercedes-Benz sourced engines

July 26, 2015
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The Infiniti Q30 is arriving at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Its technical details were unavailable, but now a report from Automotive News Europe reveals that the hatchback will be offered two Mercedes-Benz-sourced petrol engines.

These two could be the M270-series 1.6- and 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines that are offered on the Mercedes A-Class.

On the A-Class, the 1.6-litre engine offers up to 115 kW (154 hp) and 250 Nm of torque, while the 2.0-litre engine offers up to 215 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Not just the engines, the Q30 will also borrow the MFA (Modular Front-wheel drive Architecture) platform from Mercedes-Benz.

According to the report, the 2.1-litre turbo-diesel engine from the A-Class will also be offered on the Q30, and so will be a 1.5-litre diesel engine from Renault, that powers the base variant of the A-Class.

Following its world premiere in Frankfurt, the for-Europe hatchback will enter production at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in the UK and go on sale later this year in the continent, while USA, Canada and China should see a market launch next year.

As per the report, the Q30’s crossover version, named ‘QX30,’ will commence sales in Summer 2016.

[Source: Automotive News Europe]

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