Nissan Skyline 2.5 Liter GT coming to the US

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And of course, it will be the Infiniti G25 here.
The 2.5 Liter is good for 225hp in Japan.
But the US is scheduled to get a Turbo version of that engine. Which could be up to 280hp.

That is plenty.
For a few years now I’ve been complaining about engines getting bigger and bigger in order to produce more power most of us will never use.
Very few people actually use the “over 300hp” the Infiniti produces in the US. Slightly less power and better MPG is what we need in the 21st Century. There are now smarter ways to produce more power than making bigger engines.
I loved pretty much all the Infiniti models I was lucky enough to test drive.
But they all used “a lot of gas”. More than most of the competition.

I think the 2.5 Liter is a great addition and shows that Infiniti listens.
So far it will only be available in the sedan. But I predict with it’s lower price, it will quickly become the best seller of the G series and will be fitted into the coupe soon after.

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  1. i couldn't agree with you more!

    i have to say though, since cars have gotten so much heavier in the past 10-15 years, a lot of smart weight-loss will be needed for many mfrs to be able to switch to smaller engines. and i've been advocating for that for years too.

    good job Infiniti! (way more than satisfied owner, too)

  2. There is no such thing as too much power. But I do recognize that some people want slower and more fuel efficient good looking upscale cars. And for those people, this is perfect.

  3. If you want economy and power why is no one making CNG cars? US has huge reserves of Natural Gas and burns real clean.
    Of course they just gave Spiker 287 million to make hybrid cars in US. So wht not give it to Toyota or Ford who make most cars here in USA? Simple Al Gore is not a proud member of their board like he is with Spiker.

  4. LAME. So the G series is gonna be like owning an Integra from way back. Haha G25… how low can you get?? All the high schoolers will now own a G25… have you seen how many G35s and G37s are on high school parking lotss??? This is gonna make the problem even worse…

    Stupid move. Infiniti your making your cars too affordable to parents who wish to spoil their kids… Not a LUXURY brand!

    And yes I'm in Southern California like Vince… so dont tell me that you dont see kids in your area driving these cars. I don't care about your area.

  5. Ever increasing horsepwer, etc. is not their concern. Switching to smaller turbo engines will allow them to comply with the fuel consumption standards taking effect in the next 10 years. But, one thing they will need to work on is weight, because smaller engines in increasingly heavier cars will not do the trick.

  6. I think it's STUPID.

    At the end of the day, Infiniti will sell the G-25 [certainly a G-25 Turbo] at the same price as the current G37. All car manufacturers do this game. It permits them to raise the price of the current model by $5,000 by rolling-out a de-contented version of the current model. [example – the 2010 Toyota Highlander with a 4cylinder engine]. The public doesn't realize the difference because the BASE price of the model remains the same albeit with lesser content. In the case of the Infiniti, the boost in mpg will be negligible because the overall weight of the vehicle is almost the same as with the 3.7. My advice BUY THE CURRENT G37 before the price increase.

  7. So, with a turbo 2.5l putting out almost as much power as the 3.7l…Where does that leave the 3.7. If you direct injected it, had a good size turbo (or 2 turbos) and tuned the ecu right, you could put out more power than the 3.7 and be more efficient. Look at GM's 2.0l DI turbo in the new Regal GS. Granted it's 255hp, but it's got a whopping 295 lb/ft of torque, and that's more than Infiniti's 3.7.

  8. ABOUT DAMN TIME!! the turboe just sweeten the deal, personally i'd rather see the N/A version though, it made no sense for them to keep having 300+hp as the "base model"

  9. along the lines of what john_m said,
    that 280hp sounds rather 'soft' for a 2.5 turbo… …are they
    – tuning it for mpg?
    – artificially limiting it to protect the 3.7?
    – both?

  10. I just read on autoblog that inside line said that "a turbo 2.5 IS'NT coming to the USA." There will just be the 3.7 and the 2.5 with no turbo.

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