Nissan Cima - F50 : January 2001—August 2010

F50 : January 2001—August 2010

Nissan Cima F50
Also called Infiniti Q45 F50
Production 2001-2010
Class Full-size car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout/AWD
Platform Nissan LL platform
Engine V-8-cylinder 4.5 L VK45DD
V-6-cylinder 3.0 L VQ30DET
Transmission 4 speed automatic
5 speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,870 mm (113.0 in)
Length 4,995 mm (196.7 in)
5,120 mm (201.6 in)
Width 1,845 mm (72.6 in)
Height 1,490 mm (58.7 in)
Curb weight 1,830 kg (4,000 lb)
Related Nissan President PGF50

The fourth-generation Cima arrived in January 2001. The timing was early in the Nissan Revival Plan, so the Cima did not have the Skyline's FM platform. Instead, it features an updated version of the old platform, with a new rear suspension. However, Nissan's new design identity was thoroughly worked into both the exterior and interior. This Cima became known for its unique 7-reflector headlights. The Cima was sold in the USA as the Infiniti Q45. This model competed for customers for three years with the Japan only Mitsubishi Proudia, however Mitsubishi chose to use front wheel drive.

The new VK45DD direct-injection V8 features in the Japanese Cima, alongside the VQ30DET, both producing 280 horsepower (209 kW). The V8 in the Infiniti version produces 340 horsepower (254 kW). A BOSE sound system was offered in June 2002. A LHD version of this generation was offered for sale in China at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2003. Due to tightening emissions restrictions, the turbocharged vehicle was no longer offered on the V6 engine starting July 2005. The Infiniti Q45 was no longer exported to the USA after MY 2006. This generation of the Cima is very similar to the Nissan President.

  • Infiniti Q45

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