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NewsThe 2025 Infiniti QX80 Drops V8 in Favour of Twin-Turbo V6

The 2025 Infiniti QX80 Drops V8 in Favour of Twin-Turbo V6

The Flagship Infiniti QX80 will be revealed on March 20th


The 2025 Infiniti QX80 is scheduled for its grand unveiling on March 20 but between now and then, Infiniti is teasing us with a few details. This latest one signals the end of another V8 engine in favour of less displacement with lots of boost.

2025 INFINITI QX80 | Photo: Infiniti

At the core of the 2025 QX80 is the VR35DDT 3.5L twin-turbocharged engine that generates an impressive 450 horsepower and 515 lb-ft of torque. This represents a notable increase from its predecessor and its 5.6L V8 engine, offering 50 more horsepower and an additional 102 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, the vehicle boasts a broad gear ratio range which will undoubtedly improve acceleration and provide more efficient cruising capabilities. Innovations such as active grille shutters further optimize aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, particularly at highway speeds.

 

The pursuit of tranquility and refinement were priorities in the development of the new QX80, with significant enhancements made to ensure a quiet and serene cabin environment. The vehicle’s increased torsional rigidity is a key factor in reducing noise and vibration, thereby elevating the overall in-cabin experience.

 

Ride comfort and handling have received equal attention, with the introduction of Electronic Air Suspension and Dynamic Digital Suspension systems. These technologies work in concert to adapt the vehicle’s suspension dynamically, ensuring optimal comfort and stability regardless of the driving conditions. The air suspension system also offers the convenience of lowering the vehicle for easier access and loading when stationary.

2025 INFINITI QX80 | Photo: Infiniti

The all-new 2025 INFINITI QX80 is not just about the raw numbers and technical specifications; it’s about creating a driving experience that feels intuitively powerful, as noted by Ivan Espinosa, INFINITI’s Senior Vice President of Global Product Strategy and Product Planning. The vehicle is engineered to always deliver the right amount of power, ensuring a driving experience that is both exhilarating and reassuring.

 

The 2025 INFINITI QX80 will officially be revealed during a livestream scheduled for March 20 at 7 p.m. EST. Furthermore, the vehicle will be showcased at the 2024 New York International Auto Show, allowing the public to witness its grandeur firsthand from March 29 through April 7.

 

Additional information about the all-new QX80will be made available in the lead-up to its official launch.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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