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Japan’s Nissan Skyline 200GT-t Reveals Infiniti’s New Mercedes Engine

New Infiniti Q50 to debut later this year.

In Japan, the Nissan Skyline is essentially a rebadged Infiniti Q50 - wearing an Infiniti badge up front and Skyline badge at the back. Nissan has just introduced the latest iteration, dubbed the 200GT-t, to its domestic market, and in so doing has revealed the Mercedes-sourced 2.0-liter turbo-four that will be fitted to the Infiniti Q50 2.0T. Rated at 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, the Japanese carmaker insists the Benz-built powerplant offers an “exhilarating driving response and powerful acceleration.”

It also keeps the Q50 in line with European rivals such as the Audi A4, BMW 328i and Mercedes C250. Thanks to direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, and start/stop tech, coupled with an electro-hydraulic power steering system, the Skyline is said to return 31.9 mpg. The new Infiniti Q50 should arrive later this year. In the meantime, Japanese buyers can snap up the Nissan Skyline 200GT-t for 3,834,000 Yen (approximately $37,000).

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