We have details about the new 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine available on three Infiniti models. Find out more inside.
Infiniti will debut the brand's first ever diesel engine in the Infiniti EX, Infiniti FX, and Infiniti M-Line. The diesel-powered models will be made available for markets in Europe.
Dubbed the V9X, the 3.0-liter turbocharged common rail engine produces 235 hp (175 kW / 238 PS) and up to 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. The aluminum six-cylinder unit powers the Infiniti EX30d to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds. The FX30d sprints to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds.
Infiniti says the torque-heavy engine helps the SUV greatly in overtaking situations.
With the diesel, the EX uses 8.4 liters of fuel per 100km, getting roughly 34.6 mpg imp. The FX uses 9.0 liters of fuel, for 31.4 mpg imp. EX30d and FX30d CO2 emissions are rated at 224 grams and 240 grams per kilometer, respectively. NOx emissions were not revealed.
The Infiniti M30d will be available when the M-Line is released later this year. The diesel versions of the EX and FX should be available shortly.