Way back a decade, G35 and G37 Sedans rocked our college lives with their V-6 Engines, maneuverability and overall style. But sadly, Q50, the third-generation of that model line, somehow doesn’t meet up our expectations due to loads of electronics. However, the newest one, 2016 Infiniti Q50, showed up with a nice, comeback approach.
Right now, 2016 Infiniti Q50 packs a 400-horsepower engine in its body. This twin-turbo, 3.0-liter VR30 replaces the standard Infiniti 3.7-liter, VQ37VHR engine, giving the car a boosted performance. This is 39 pounds less and has a small electric motor added for throttle response increase, while retaining the previous ones’ bore, stroke dimensions and direct injection performance. The 2016 Q50 3.0t Premium and the Sport one, employs this engine type. With their 300 hp at 6400 rpm and 350 lb-ft at 1600 rpm torque, this is somehow inferior compared to other cars. However, the Red Sport 400, featuring its 400 hp at 6400 rpm and 350 lb-ft at 1600 rpm torque, this is way above 340i and C450 AMG.
The hybrid type, having the 3.5-liter, 302-hp V-6 and 67-hp twin-clutch electric motor, therefore having a total of 360-horsepower, is available once again. Depending on the model, it can also be a rear- or all-wheel drive. However, there’s still no stick shift.
The Dynamic Digital Suspension, a new adaptive setup, along with dual-screen InTouch Infotainment System, adds up to the car’s features aside from those that are already available.
- Category : Entry-Luxury Car
- Engine : 2.0-liter four-cylinder (for Q50 2.0t and 2.0t Premium), VR30 3.0-liter twin-
turbo V-6 (for Red Sport 400), 3.5-liter V-6 and twin-clutch electric Motor
- Drivetrain : RWD or AWD
- Power : 208 hp @ 5500 rpm for Q50 2.0t and 2.0t Premium, 400 hp @ 6400 rpm for
Red Sport 400
- Torque : 258 lb-ft @ 1250 rpm for Q50 2.0t and 2.0t Premium, 350 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
for Red Sport 400
- Price : Starting at $38,055