2019 Infiniti QX50 VC-Turbo Engine – Video
The car’s VC-Turbo engine, the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine, continuously transforms to optimize power and efficiency. Developed on an entirely new platform, the car features INFINITI Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, bringing the first SUV and first front-wheel drive application of Direct Adaptive Steering, now in its fourth-generation, to the all-new vehicle.
Christian Meunier, INFINITI Global Division Vice President, commented: “Variable compression ratio technology represents a breakthrough in powertrain development. The QX50, powered by our VC-Turbo, is the first production vehicle ever to give drivers an engine that transforms on demand, setting a new benchmark for powertrain capability and refinement. This uncommonly smooth engine offers customers power and performance, as well as efficiency and economy.”
Equipped with the VC-Turbo engine, the all-new QX50 is the most efficient car in its class, delivering unrivalled gasoline fuel economy of 27 mpg (US combined, front-wheel drive; 26 mpg all-wheel drive). Additionally, the all-new QX50’s 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine employs the world’s first active engine mount vibration damping system, called an Active Torque Rod (ATR), to reduce engine noise even further – the only car in its class to offer this kind of technology.