Available from 2018 in the 2019 QX50, this is one of the most advanced internal combustion engines ever created. Twenty years in the making, it’s ready to bring you more power and endurance on demand.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
For decades, many have tried. One has succeeded. The new VC-Turbo engine from INFINITI is one of the most advanced internal combustion engines ever created. The arrival of the variable compression ratio engine will establish new benchmarks – for power, efficiency and emissions – against which future powertrains will be measured.
300 PATENTS AND COUNTING, 20 YEARS IN THE MAKING
The VC-Turbo is an inspired fusion of two worlds. It combines the power of a high-performance 2.0 litre gas engine with the torque and efficiency of an advanced diesel powertrain. A feat of engineering that takes you further, faster.
UNCOMPROMISED PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY
Moving seamlessly between compression ratios, the VC-Turbo engine from INFINITI responds to the car’s driving conditions and continuously adapts. Transforming on demand from 8:1 for high performance to 14:1 for high efficiency. Performance when you need it, ultimate efficiency when you don’t.
“Here’s the bit that matters; the technology works. And it works really well. I won’t revisit old areas like how it actually works, or the challenges INFINITI engineers faced. Instead, all I’ll say is this: aside from gaining a big advantage over rival brands with this technology, INFINITI just might have saved the IC engine as we know it.”
Dean Slavnich, ENGINE TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL - November 2017
TWO SIDES OF A WORLD’S FIRST
HOW IT WORKS
The VC-Turbo uses a multi link system that changes the stroke of the piston from high compression ratio 14:1 (fuel efficiency) to low compression ratio 8:1 (high performance).
A NEW BREED OF ENGINE
The VC-Turbo features lower fuel consumption, increased efficiency and higher output than comparable non-VC engines.
27% FUEL EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT OVER NON-VC ENGINES.
HIGHER POWER OUTPUT THAN MANY FOUR CYLINDER NON-VC ENGINES.
10DB VIBRATION NOISE. 20DB LOWER THAN NON-VC ENGINES.
Meet the new INFINITI
The all-new QX50
Featuring the world’s-first production-ready VC-Turbo engine, the 2020 QX50 is equipped to take you further.