Infiniti M and G To Share Platform With E-Class?

The recently announced strategic and technical alliance between Renault-Nissan and Daimler has already borne plenty of rumour-fruit, but the latest whisperings are particularly interesting.

Japanese car magazine Best Car has reported that the replacements for the current Infiniti M saloon and G coupe will share a common platform architecture with the Mercedes E-class.

There's no official confirmation from Merc or Renault-Nissan, but it's a move that makes sense: Mercedes-Benz is already set donate four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines to Infiniti, so a broader platform-sharing strategy is a natural step forward from that.

So, what with this news and the possibility of some high-speed Infiniti models in the future, does that mean a twin-turbo Mercedes V8 could find its way into an Infiniti M or G? It certainly sounds like an intriguing prospect, albeit a bit far-fetched...

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  • Staffy1984 26 May 2010

    Can't wait for the Brabus Infiniti,

    Imagine a G37 with 800bhp, crazy!!!

  • Mr_Sukebe 26 May 2010

    That's an interesting update.
    Makes me wonder how they'll deal with brand differentiation. I got the impression that Infiniti were positioning themselves as a "cheaper BMW", whereas Merc have more recently taken the shotgun approach of every class and any niche that sticks it's head up. As such, there appears to be a lot of brand overlap for Infiniti.

  • soad 26 May 2010

    Staffy1984 said:
    Can't wait for the Brabus Infiniti,

    Imagine a G37 with 800bhp, crazy!!!
    Aye - the possibility of even more power. biggrin

  • Tinykin 26 May 2010

    Why would Nissan want MB 4 and 6 cyl petrol engines? Or is that the MB engines are cheaper or more emissions friendly.

  • Panda Gunman 26 May 2010

    Sweet, an AMG Skyline! (Before anyone goes "Eh? He's crazy", the G37 is a rebadged Nissan Skyline).
    This might mean the crazy jap tuners giving Brabus a run for their money.

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