INFINITI VC-Turbo Engine

More than 20 years in the making, INFINITI’s ground-breaking new VC-Turbo is the world’s first production variable compression ratio engine. One of the most technologically advanced internal combustion engines ever created, the VC-Turbo is capable of physically transforming on demand, delivering the eco-friendly efficiency of four cylinders alongside the performance of a much larger powerplant.

We paired it with the revolutionary new INFINITI QX50 – and in the process, transformed the automotive industry forever.

“INFINITI’s VC-Turbo engine is a first for the industry…On the technology front, it’s mind-blowing what’s happening inside”

-Tom Murphy, WardsAuto Managing Editor

Internal view of the INFINITI VC-Turbo engine highlighting variable compression ratios in relation to power and efficiency

A LOOK AT HOW IT ALL WORKS

THE COMPROMISE BETWEEN POWER AND EFFICIENCY IS OVER

The VC-Turbo engine is nothing short of a revolutionary industry breakthrough. Utilizing an advanced multi-link system, the VC-Turbo is able to automatically adjust its compression ratio on-the-fly and at running speed. While other engines are trapped within a fixed compression ratio – providing the same balance of power and efficiency regardless of the situation – the VC-Turbo constantly adapts, raising or lowering its pistons’ reach seamlessly, variably and continuously.

This all works to provide QX50 with both the power and strength of a sprinter as well as the efficiency and endurance of a marathon runner, responding smoothly and capably to driver input and the needs of each unique on-demand situation.

External view of the INFINITI variable compression turbocharged engine, highlighting the VC-Turbo engine's control shaft

“When we debuted the VC-Turbo…we gave drivers an engine that is able to transform on demand, providing performance and efficiency in one package.”

-Mike Colleran, Vice Chairman and Global Division Vice President, Marketing and Sales Operations, INFINITI Motor Company Ltd.

Closeup View Of The INFINITI VC-Turbo Engine, Highlighting INFINITI VC-Turbo Branding

AN ADAPTABLE POWERPLANT FOR AN AMPLIFIED DRIVE

THE INNOVATIVE 2020 QX50

INFINITI’s VC-Turbo engine marks a significant leap forward in engine technology, joining other renowned powertrain innovations such as liquid-cooling, fuel injection and catalytic convertors. The arrival of the variable compression ratio engine will establish new benchmarks for power, efficiency and emissions against which future powertrains will be measured – so, what better vehicle to pair it with than the revolutionary new INFINITI QX50?

Stylish and forward-thinking in every way, the 2020 QX50 represents the next step forward in innovative engineering and elegant design for INFINITI. Enjoy thrilling performance and exceptional efficiency each and every time you get behind the wheel. Experience the VC-Turbo for yourself – drive QX50 today.

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