Infiniti continue its assault on Europe at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show with the introduction of a newly developed 3.0L V6 turbo-diesel unit, which will initially be available in the EX, FX crossovers
The 3.0 V6 turbo-diesel produces 234-hp and a peak torque of 405 lb-ft. When thrown into the Infiniti EX30d or the FX30d (mated to a standard 7-speed automatic transmission), the diesel unit allows the crossovers to run from 0-62 mph in 7.9 seconds or 8.3 seconds respectively.
In terms of fuel-economy, the 3.0L V6 turbo-diesel allows the EX30d to average an estimated combined fuel-economy of 28 mpg, while the FX30d will estimate an average 26 mpg.
Infiniti says the torque-heavy engine helps the SUV greatly in overtaking situations. With the diesel, the FX uses 9.0 liters of fuel, for 31.4 mpg imp. FX30d CO2 emissions are rated at 224 grams and 240 grams per kilometer, respectively