Infiniti Twin Turbo V6 named Wards '10 Best Engines'

INFINITI 3.0 Twin-Turbo V6 Named one of Wards "10 Best Engines" of 2017

INFINITI’s new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine has been named to the 23rd annual WARDS 10 Best Engines list.

The new VR-series engine, which was tested by the WardsAuto editors as offered in the INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400, is available across the range of Q50 sports sedan models, as well as the all-new INFINITI Q60 sports coupe.

This new twin-turbo system enables smooth and immediate response under acceleration, ample power and also boasts a new direct injection gasoline (DIG) fueling system and lightweight aluminum construction.


Infiniti VR series 3.0-liter twin turbo engine
The VR-series 3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 engine is available in two configurations:
  • a 300 horsepower version with 295 lb-ft of torque
  • a high-performance option with 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque

Hear the VR-series 3.0L twin-turbo engine perform and see how its twin turbochargers produce high-performance while improving fuel-efficiency 6.7 percent over the 3.7 L V6 previously available in the Q50 and Q60.

All-New Infiniti V6 Engine

Innovation

The all-new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 is one of the most advanced V6 engines ever created. INFINITI has a long-established reputation for building award-winning V6 engines

2017 Infiniti Q60 with 1,600 - 5,200 RPM

Torque

Both the 300 and 400 hp versions of the engine produce their full torque from 1,600 to 5,200 rpm, engine speeds at which drivers spend most of their time

Infiniti Twin Turbo Engine with Smooth Acceleration

Turbo

An efficient new twin-turbo system delivers smooth, immediate acceleration – and spins at up to 240,000 rpm under hard acceleration

Infiniti twin turbo construction

Construction

Its aluminum engine block and cylinder head design keep weight low. The engine is built at the powertrain plant in Iwaki, Fukushima in Japan


The INFINITI 3.0 Twin-Turbo V6 Equipped Q50 Sedan And Q60 Coupe

This powerful, technologically advanced engine is available in the Q50 Sedan and the all-new Q60. Whether you desire a stylish four-door sedan or a head-turning coupe, INFINITI’s focus on luxury and performance are found in abundance in each.

Infiniti Q50 with V6 Twin Turbo Engine

The Q50 Sedan

Empower your drive with the available twin-turbo engine, a sophisticated interior and available INFINITI First Technologies including Predictive Forward Collision Warning.

Learn more about the Q50
Infiniti Q60 with V6 Twin Turbo Engine

The All-New Q60

The INFINITI Coupe makes a triumphant return in 2017 with this two-door marvel featuring available Direct Adaptive Steering®️ and Dynamic Digital Suspension.

Learn more about the Q60

About The WardsAuto 10 Best Engine List

2017 marks the 23rd consecutive year that WardsAuto has compiled its 10 Best Engines list. The INFINITI 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine was selected to the prestigious list from 40 new or significantly improved powertrains that are also compared alongside the 2016 engines. Only vehicles with a base price below $62,000 available in the U.S. are eligible for consideration.

This year was the first time ever in the history of the list that a V8 was not included. The INFINITI VR-series joins seven other turbo-charged V6 engines, part of an industry trend in downsizing engine volume but adding turbo chargers to improve performance without sacrificing on fuel economy and efficiency. INFINITI is proud that WardsAuto has recognized its place at the leading edge of engine performance.