The variable compression engine first showcased in the all new INFINITI QX50 cited for its breakthrough technology 

United Arab Emirates, Dubai –INFINITI’S VC-Turbo engine has been recognised in WardsAuto’s 10 Best Engines of 2019, owing to its industry-leading variable compression technology.

Editors of the esteemed automotive business intelligence service spent two months testing and evaluating 34 engines, and the VC-Turbo in the all-new INFINITI QX50 proved to be among the finest.

Impressing judges with the fuel economy of a “2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder, and a convincing performance of a V6 the VC-Turbo is evidently one of the most powerful engines on the market.

“When we debuted the VC-Turbo in the all-new QX50 earlier this year, we gave drivers an engine that is able to transform on demand, providing performance and efficiency in one package,” said Markus Leithe, Managing Director, INFINITI Middle East.

“Even though the VC Engine is a first of its kind and has just been introduced to the region, it’s an honor to be recognized by WardsAuto in its 25th year of the Best Engine ranking. It isan organization that prides itself on covering the auto industry nearly since its inception, and we look forward to bringing more industry-leading technologies to the market”

Considered by many industry observers as the holy grail of internal combustion engines, the company’s engineers have succeeded in bringing a world’s first to the market for INFINITI: variable compression technology.

The VC-Turbo engine takes the power and strength of a sprinter and couples it with the efficiency and endurance of a marathon runner. Delivering a strong and convincing performance of a V6 and the fuel economy of a 4-cylinder engine – it transforms on demand and based on the input of the drivers. Instantly adapting to their needs, the VC-Turbo lets them harness the exhilarating performance of 268 hp and 380 nm at 4,400 rpm of torque.

The VC-Turbo can be found in the new QX50, available across the Middle East starting at AED 171,000 for the QX50 LUXE version. Ultimate levels of comfort, design and technology can be found in the signature QX50 Autograph at AED 245,250 incl VAT.


INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with representations in 50 markets around the world. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, North America, United Kingdom and China. INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing. INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies. From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Formula 1 Team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.

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