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 |  Jan 20 2014, 7:46 PM

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Infiniti is acknowledging that in order to stay competitive in the luxury market, it needs more performance-oriented models in its lineup.

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 |  Feb 17 2013, 1:33 PM

Infiniti and Red Bull Racing have stepped up their relationship for 2013 and beyond, and it appears that the F1 team will contribute to the development of future Infiniti IPL models. 

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 |  Apr 02 2012, 6:02 PM

Infiniti is looking to broaden its model range in order to penetrate new vehicle segments. At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Emerg-E debuted and now the Japanese luxury automaker is considering bringing it to production.

More importantly though, Infiniti is looking to build up its Infiniti Performance Line that made all but a slight whimper instead of a roar, in its debut last year on the G coupe and convertible models. Infiniti Americas Vice President, Ben Poore recently said, “IPL is to us a steppingstone. It’s not an AMG, and it wasn’t intended to be. It’s a place where we’re going to start a subbrand.”

So it appears that Infiniti will be leaning towards a BMW M approach with its IPL subbrand. We’re excited to see where IPL can go, as Infiniti has a great platform of sports cars thanks to its Nissan heritage.

Infiniti will also be debuting an all-electric, luxury sedan at the upcoming New York Auto Show.

[Source: Automotive News]

 |  Oct 02 2010, 6:46 AM

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After debuting the IPL (Infiniti Performance Line) G Coupe at Pebble Beach, Nissan’s luxury arm has unveiled the IPL G Convertible at the Paris Auto Show. Those eager to get their hands on this more attractive G Coupe will have to wait, however, as it’s technically a concept car. But don’t let the name fool you, Infiniti will most certainly bring this car to market – likely with an announcement just before orders can be placed for the Spring.

Like its coupe counterpart, the IPL G Convertible makes 348-hp from a 3.7-liter V6 and gets a solid list of performance and aesthetic enhancements. Included in that list is a retuned suspension, 19-inch wheels with sport brakes, a performance exhaust and a limited slip differential. Plus there’s a unique aero kit, special IPL badging, an IPL engine cover and unique interior treatments including red leather.

GALLERY: IPL G Convertible Concept Debut in Paris

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GALLERY IPL G Convertible Concept

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 |  Aug 12 2010, 1:42 PM

Infiniti‘s long-awaited G Coupe IPL was unveiled today at the  2010 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance. Despite rumors of the car being a competitor to the BMW M3 and Lexus IS-F, the numbers are rather underwhelming; just 348-horsepower was extracted from the cars VQ37HR and just 276 lb-ft of torque, bumps of just 18 horsepower and 6 lb-ft.

While cosmetic features like 19″ wheels and an optional red leather interior are abound, there are also slightly stiffer springs, a limited slip differential and 4-piston front brake calipers. We still can’t help feel that this is a blown opportunity that could have been used to create a world class sports coupe.

Hit the jump for the official press release

Gallery: Infiniti Performance Line G Coupe IPL

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[Source: Infiniti]

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