The INFINITI EMERG-E Concept, which makes its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, is a highly advanced, mid-ship sports car that provides an exciting glimpse into Infiniti's future.
INFINITI EMERG-E is physical proof of Infiniti's intention to produce a bold halo model befitting the brand's promise of Inspired Performance, and also signals an array of exciting new
technologies that the brand will adopt in its quest to build dramatic and sustainable high performance cars. INFINITI EMERG-E also provides a fresh expression of Infiniti's design language
applied to a high performance, mid-ship sports car for the first time.
INFINITI EMERG-E is also significant for being the first Infiniti that has been developed in Europe. More than that, its advanced technology deliberately draws on the knowledge of suppliers
beyond Infiniti's usual base in the quest to uncover the most innovative hardware and the deepest knowledge base. That quest has seen Infiniti become a part of the UK government's Technology
Strategy Board initiative, whose aim is to speed the arrival of low carbon vehicles to our roads.
INFINITI EMERG-E is the ultimate expression of Infiniti's inspired performance. This 402bhp (300kW) mid-engined, twin motor, electric motors-powered sports car is capable of accelerating
from 0-60 mph in just four seconds - and from zero to 130 mph in a single, seamless 30-second burst. Yet it also operates as exciting, zero emission urban transport over a 30-mile range. And
when the range-extender gasoline engine functions in concert with its twin electric motors, it produces a CO2 output of only 55g/km (NEDC cycle).
Within its compact 175.7-inch length the two-seater INFINITI EMERG-E contains a pair of electric motors, a lithium-ion battery pack, four inverters, a three-cylinder range-extending
internal combustion engine and a gasoline tank. All this is efficiently wrapped within highly aerodynamic, light bodywork characterized by a design fluency that could only come from Infiniti.
"It is elegant yet dynamic, and has graceful power," said Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura. "‘Mid-ship cars are usually less refined, but the body of INFINITI
EMERG-E is like silk wrapping over the wheels."
Infiniti Emerg-E: SPECIFICATIONS
Chassis and Body
|Motor type (synchronous)
||Twin rotor motors, one per rear wheel EVO Electric Synchronous DC Brushless drive
|Motor peak power, revs
||150kW per motor (300kW total for vehicle) available for 30s or less. Flat distribution of power circa 3000 RPM upwards
|Motor peak torquerevs
|ICE cylinders, capacity
||Lotus 3-cylinders, 1.2-liter
|ICE peak power, revs
||35kW at 3500 rpm
|ICE peak torque, revs
||78.9 lb-ft at 2500 rpm
||Xtrac Single-speed (4.588:1 reduction box)
||14.8kW/h (at 25 deg)
|Recharge time (from 13 amps)
||10 hours, 6 hours at 16amps
|Fuel tank capacity (gal.)
||Bonded, extruded aluminum chassis, carbon fiber
||Forged aluminum double-wishbone suspension, front stabilizer bar, Bilstein dampers, Eibach springs
||Forged aluminum double-wishbone suspension, Bilstein dampers,Eibach springs
||Ventilated disc, 13.8-inch diameter
||Ventilated disc, 13.1-inch diameter
||8J x 19-inch front, 9.5J x 20-inch rear
||235/35R19 front, 275/30R20 rear
|Range, EV mode
|CO2 emissions, EV mode
|CO2 emissions, r-e mode
||55g/km (NEDC cycle)
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