2016 Infiniti Q50 starts at $33,950 in the United States

Article by Andrew Christian, on March 10, 2016

Infiniti has recently revealed the pricing for the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Premium and the 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t. The models can now be availed in the country starting at $47,050 and $33,950 respectively (MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license and destination & handling fees of $905). Infiniti's best-seller, the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan, has received a number of tweaks.

Modifications include the addition of three new turbocharged engines and an array of new technologies that further improve the strong dynamics of the top-selling sedan. The 2016 Infiniti Q50 is offered in a wide range of trim levels, each of which comes in choices of rear-wheel and all-wheel drive technologies.

Trim levels include the Q50 2.0t, Q50 2.0t Premium, Q50 3.0t Premium, Q50 Hybrid Premium, Q50 3.0t Sport, and Q50 Red Sport 400. The pricing for the 3.0-liter-V6 twin-turbo-equipped 3.0t and the Red Sport 400 has yet to be announced. Infiniti Americas Vice President (VP) Randy Parker explained that the expanded range will allow the Q50 to cover more markets.

For example, the Infiniti Q50 2.0t starts at $33,950, which is an ideal entry point for a sports sedan that boasts of uncompromised styling, safety, and technology. Moreover, Infiniti continues to offer the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid, which is the only model in its segment that offers over 355 hp with at least 34 mph highway fuel economy.

Other standard key features of the 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t include the eight-way power front seats, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, Infiniti InTouch, and Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control. These features are available on both the 2.0t and 2.0t Premium trim levels.

The core is made up of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 208 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine has been developed to efficiently combine fuel economy and responsive performance. For the Q50 2.0t RWD, fuel economy is rated at 23 mpg city, 31 mph highway, and 26 mpg combined.

The new engine also comes with a lightweight aluminum block and a cylinder head with chain-driven, dual-overhead camshafts, die-cast aluminum cylinder crankcase, and enhanced crank assembly. Overall, these enhancements offer further weight savings, improved performance, and reduced friction.

Also, the Infiniti Q50 offers an idle stop-start system (ISS) for the first time. The core was engineered in partnership with Daimler. It was assembled at the engine facility of Infiniti in Decherd, Tennessee. Meanwhile, the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid is packed with an advanced gasoline-electric hybrid, similar to that of the previous year.

It is only offered in one trim level. The Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Premium includes more standard equipment such as the Blind Spot Warning (BSW), 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Backup Collision Intervention (BCI), and Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD), and revised packaging.

Furthermore, the hybrid is built with the Direct Response Hybrid technology with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. It features a 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum alloy V6 and a compact laminated lithium-ion battery with an innovative one-motor, two-clutch control, delivering 302 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Meanwhile, the advanced 50-kW electric motor offers 67 hp and 214 lb.-ft. of torque. The net power is rated at 360 hp, offering lean fuel efficiency and strong acceleration.

Press Release

INFINITI ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2016 Q50 2.0T AND Q50 HYBRID PREMIUM MODELS

Infiniti today announced pricing for the 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t and Q50 Hybrid Premium models, which are on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide. Pricing starts at $33,950 for the Q50 2.0t and $47,050 for the Q50 Hybrid Premium.

The Infiniti Q50 sports sedan, Infiniti’s best-selling model, enters the 2016 model year with an array of significant enhancements, starting with the addition of three new turbocharged engines and continuing with new technologies designed to enhance the already strong driving dynamics of Infiniti’s best-selling model.

The 2016 Infiniti Q50 is now offered in an expanded range of trim levels, each in a choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive – Q50 2.0t and Q50 2.0t Premium, Q50 3.0t Premium, Q50 Hybrid Premium, Q50 3.0t Sport and Q50 Red Sport 400. Pricing for the 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo equipped 3.0t and Red Sport 400 will be announced at a later date.

"With the expanded engine lineup, the Q50 now covers more of the market. The Q50 2.0t, for example, has a new starting MSRP of $33,950 – a great entry point for a sports sedan with the style, technology and available safety features of the Q50," said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas. "At the same time, we continue to offer the Q50 Hybrid, the only vehicle in its class to offer more than 355 horsepower with at least 34 mph highway fuel economy."

The 2016 Q50 2.0t offers a long list of standard features includes 8-way power front seats, Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Infiniti InTouch™ and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. It is offered in 2.0t and 2.0t Premium trim levels. At the heart of the Q50 2.0t is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit – rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque – that has been engineered to blend responsive performance with enhanced fuel efficiency. Fuel economy for the Q50 2.0t RWD is rated at 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined.

The new 2.0-liter engine features a lightweight aluminum block and cylinder head with chain-driven dual-overhead camshafts, die-cast aluminum cylinder crankcase and optimized crank assembly promote further weight savings, reduce friction and improve efficiency. For the first time, the Q50 will offer an idle stop-start system (ISS) in combination with the 2.0- liter turbocharged engine. The engine was developed in conjunction with Daimler and is assembled at Infiniti’s engine facility in Decherd, Tennessee.

The Q50 Hybrid features an advanced gasoline-electric hybrid, which remains unchanged from the previous year. It is now offered in only one trim level, Q50 Hybrid Premium, which includes additional standard equipment and revised packaging. Standard equipment includes 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Backup Collision Intervention® (BCI), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) and Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD).

The Q50 Hybrid features Infiniti’s proven Direct Response Hybrid® system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. It combines a 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 and a compact laminated lithium-ion battery with an innovative one-motor, two-clutch control. The system’s V6 is rated at 302 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the advanced 50 kW electric motor is rated at 67 horsepower and 214 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid system net power is 360 horsepower, providing strong acceleration and lean fuel economy.

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