We know that Infiniti is currently working on the new 2019 Infiniti QX50 model and that the vehicle will be coming in with a new engine. There is still a lot that we do not know about the new engine but at least Infiniti is giving us something to chew on for now.
The engine will be coming in as the world’s first production variable-compression engine called the VC-T. The engine will be coming in as a 2.0 liter inline four engine. According to Infiniti, the engine will offer the high-performance of a turbo gasoline engine with the efficiency of a diesel engine.
They added that the engine will have the ability to raise or lower the stroke of the pistons in the combustion chamber based on the driving conditions and choose the best compression ratio. The new engine is also lighter and more compact compared to the engines we have now and is estimated to offer about 268hp and 288lb ft of torque.
Some reports claim that the engine would be able to offer about 27mpg combined. We will be learning more about it next year when Infiniti brings out the 2019 Infiniti QX50.