Does The INFINITI Q50 Require Premium Gas?

October 7th, 2020 by

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As do all current-year INFINITI vehicles, the 2020 INFINITI Q50 uses premium gas.

That is not to say your INFINITI Q50 will not run on a lower grade, but using premium gas will maintain both its performance and reliability in the long run, especially if you intend to ring out the twin-turbo engine with any determination.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Premium Gas In My INFINITI?

The primary benefit of premium gas is increased stability under pressure, which is indicated by its higher octane levels.

This “stability” is essential for the smooth operation of high-compression engines like those designed to endow INFINITI vehicles with exemplary performance. By high-compression, we mean the engine places the air-fuel mixture under higher than normal pressures before combustion, resulting in greater power output for the same amount of fuel.

Regular fuel lacks the stability to consistently withstand these high pressures, which may cause premature combustion – also known as engine knocking because of the noise it makes. This phenomenon can both hinder optimal fuel economy and performance as well as cause damage to your engine, potentially voiding your warranty.

Rather than taking your performance and engine life beyond any standard, premium gas prevents your INFINITI vehicles from falling short of excellent.

Is Premium Fuel Better For Your Cars Engine?

For vehicles like the INFINITI Q50 that require it, premium fuel will prevent potentially costly wear and tear due to engine knocking. Although you will need to pay more at the gas pump, your wallet will thank you for taking care of your engine.

Have any questions about maintaining your INFINITI Q50? Don’t hesitate to contact us at Beaverton INFINITI. We strive to help drivers from Beaverton, Portland, and beyond make the most out of their INFINITI vehicles during every drive.

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