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Infiniti have finally announced the availability of a smaller displacement turbocharged petrol engine for its range. The new 2.0 litre turbocharged engine will see its first usage in the company’s 3-Series fighter the Infiniti Q50, and when the Q50 is eventually launched here, it will be available with that engine.

The new 2.0 litre four cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine produces 214 PS at 5,500rpm and 320Nm of torque from 1,250rpm to 3,500rpm. Looking at the power outputs, it replaces Infiniti’s current normally aspirated 2.5 litre engine.

The 1,911cc engine is sourced from Daimler AG, and so is the gearbox, which is the 7G-TRONIC PLUS seven-speed auto. Power output is the same as in the 2.0 litre engine in the facelifted W212 Mercedes-Benz E250 but it has 30Nm less torque compared to the E250’s 350Nm.

The new 2.0 litre motor joins an existing Daimler 170 PS/400Nm 2.2 litre four cylinder diesel, as well as Infiniti’s own 306 PS/350Nm 3.5 litre petrol hybrid and 333 PS/365Nm 3.7 litre petrol engines.