Infiniti has finally unveiled its advanced engine lineup for the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The roster includes 300-hp and 400-hp versions of the 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engines and the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine.
The Q50 2.0t, Q50 3.0t, and Q50 Red Sport 400 were launched at the prominent auto show together with the QX30 premium active crossover and the 2016 QX60 crossover, marking the first time the models have appeared altogether.
Infiniti USA and Infiniti North Regional Vice President Tony Gardina claimed that the lineup is being completely redefined with all-new models and major overhauls. Moreover, Gardina believes that there is no better place to present Infiniti's entire lineup than at the Chicago Auto Show, which records over a million in attendance yearly.
Public viewing at McCormick Place is scheduled from February 13 to February 21. The compact, lightweight 3.0-liter V6 engine provides the ideal balance between efficiency and power. The VR-series engine will first be available in the Q50 Red Sport 400 by early spring followed by the Q50 3.0t in late spring.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, on the other hand, produces 208 hp and a torque of 258 lb.-ft. The engine, offered in conjunction with Daimler and produced at the plant in Decherd, Tennessee, is available in the Q50 2.0t in both all-wheel and rear-wheel drives.
It will roll out in the markets by late winter together with a fourth Q50 powertrain choice, the Q50 Hybrid that features Infiniti's 3.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid system that offers 360 hp.
Other new offerings launched at the Chicago Auto Show include the all-new 2016 QX60 luxury crossover, which boasts of Infiniti's first Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) with pedestrian detection and the exclusive Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFWC) technology.
The vehicle will arrive in showrooms in March. The 2017 Infiniti QX30, on the other hand, is available in three versions: QX30, QX30S, and QX30 AWD. Sales will begin by mid-2016 in US and Canada.