Mercedes-Benz to Power Infiniti Etheria Concept

Kharl Prado February 11, 2011

Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury vehicle division, is hoping to take a piece of the compact premium pie and is setting the stage to unveil its concept of an upcoming vehicle in that segment. This concept—dubbed the Etheria—will reportedly make its debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show, and when the day comes, don’t be surprised when you see that the car is sporting a Mercedes-Benz power plant.

That’s right; reports have it that the Infiniti Etheria concept will be one of the first concrete examples of the Mercedes-Renault-Nissan connection. Under the hood of the concept car is said to be a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine from Mercedes-Benz, pegged at 202 horsepower and equipped with turbocharging power. In addition, the car is also supposed to be built from Renault’s Megane and Nissan’s Tiida platform.

Given the positioning, the Etheria—potentially slotted right below the G line—will be competing against the likes of the Audi A3, Volvo C30, Lexus CT 200h and Mercedes-Benz’s own A-Class and B-Class vehicles.

There aren’t very many details at the moment, never mind pictures. All we have so far is a measly sketch outlining the contours of the exterior. Stay tuned and rest assured we’ll let you know at once when more details about this Mercedes-powered concept car are made available.

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