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Infinity Introduces Industry’s first Variable Compression Engine

The whole of the industry is waiting for the launch of the Infinity QX50 crossover that is to arrive next year. With this crossover will come a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine introducing a technology never seen before in a regular production vehicle: variable compression.

Developed under the Nissan banner for almost as long as 20 years this engine has a unique quality, a quality to change the distance the pistols travel in their cylinders by as much as 6 mm, or about a quarter of an inch. Varying the compression ratio has the potential to offer dramatic improvements in power and efficiency. It will be called the variable Compression Turbo engine.

This Infinity VC-T engine is expected to deliver a fuel economy of 27 percent over the QX50s's outgoing 3.7-litre V-6. The VC-T engine is rated at 268 hp and 288 pound-feet of torque. Also the engine is expected to make the QX50 reach 60 mph (96 km/h) almost one second faster than its four-cylinder competitors.


When a few car experts were allowed to try their hands on the new technology they told that the engine is as smooth as anything. The technology works in such a manner to make it invisible to the driver. There is no strange noise in the cabin and the vibrations and sound have been done away with. The engine offers an abundant and offers a pleasing performance.

However, every new technology has its pros and cons. While the performance of this engine is wonderful and economic; as far as the fuel is concerned on has to use the premium gasoline to run it.