The new Infiniti Q50 is now available to order at entry-level price of just £27,950. The entry-level Q50 2.2 diesel, which starts from £27,950, is powered by a four-cylinder engine that provides 170PS of output and 400Nm of torque and emits only 115g/km of carbon dioxide. Coming as standard for the well-equipped Infiniti Q50 2.2d are Infiniti InTouch customizable digital environment with dual touch-screens; Infiniti Drive Mode Selector; engine stop-start; rear-view camera.
It also features Active Noise Control; Active Trace Control; dual-zone climate control; 17-inch alloy wheels; Scratch Shield paint. Also coming as standard are split folding rear-seat backrests and ski hatch; multifunction steering wheel; voice recognition system; and Bluetooth mobile connectivity and audio streaming. Complementing the Q50 2.2d is the Q50 Hybrid.
This variant is powered by a 3.5-liter Direct Response Hybrid that provides 364PS of output, allowing the saloon to accelerate from zero to 62mph in only 5.3 seconds while emitting just 155g/km of carbon dioxide.
The superb performance of this new offering from Infiniti is attributable to the direct application of electric boost to the drivetrain through an innovative twin clutch system. Fintan Knight, Vice President of Infiniti Europe, Middle East and Africa, remarked that this is "future of performance drivetrains," adding that the Q50 Hybrid "offers truly inspired performance and great efficiency.”
The Q50 Hybrid carries a starting price of £40,000. First deliveries of the new Infiniti Q50 are expected in September 2013.
"The new Infiniti Q50 challenges the predictable looks and familiar technology of the segment," said Fintan Knight, Vice President of Infiniti Europe, Middle East and Africa. "We are calling time on tradition. In particular our ‘direct response’ technologies deliver the most advanced performance and handling combination in the sector.”Knight added: "The Infiniti Q50 is all about taking on good but very familiar cars by breaking free of traditional constraints and injecting a fresh approach to design, luxury and technology." "At Infiniti we are not interested in maintaining the status quo, and we don't believe buyers are any more either."