New Infiniti FX50 Revealed

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
new infiniti fx50 revealed

Just a few weeks ago, we told you about Nissan's plans to launch the Infiniti brand in Europe. Infiniti has broken their Euro-cherry with their first-ever non-U.S. model launch: the FX50. Leaving aside that the fact that a gas-guzzling five-seat muscle truck may be the wrong model with which to tempt Europeans, the new FX is a gentle evolution. The headlights are a bit weirder, the bronze is even more… bronzy. The V8 engine grows from 4.5-liters and 320 horsepower to 5.0-liters and 390 horsepower. (There will likely be a 3.7-liter out of the G37 also, since the V6 version currently makes up the overwhelming majority of FX's sold in the U.S.) The FX50's transmission is now a seven-speed automatic (pray it's the GT-R's dual clutch system, expect it to be a regular slushbox). If Infiniti really wants to be a player in Europe, this car really needs a V6 diesel. Meanwhile, the FX50 hits U.S. and Canadian showrooms in June.

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  • Shaker Shaker on Mar 06, 2008

    Every time I see a new SUV launch (especially one with a gas-hog V8) I just shake my head (thus my screen name). Don Quixote, fighting windmills.

  • Jurisb Jurisb on Mar 06, 2008

    Mirko- because japanese can`t understand how can you enjoy a sophisticated interior, precision in detailing, rich texture, yet love diesel, which being at idle sounds so plebeian like a tractor half baked. has anyone of you seen those diesels idling or heard them accelerating at full throttle with bleeding black trail of smoke diarrhoea. ? You really think that is a sound of an engine? I think it is a sound of a joke. Screw you germans with your plebeian music of diesel opera. Engine auditions at its worst.

  • Mirko Reinhardt Mirko Reinhardt on Mar 06, 2008

    @jurisb Have you ever driven any modern diesel?

  • Jurisb Jurisb on Mar 07, 2008

    7 of them. including 2007 diesel merc, diesel bimmer and diesel audi.