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.”
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."
The new Infiniti Q50 furthers the outstanding attributes of the carmakers’ sports sedans -- dynamic proportions and road presence – by infusing premium style. This was clearly evident on its overall design and a number of minute details. These include the smooth character line seemingly born from the "double arch" grille and dynamically flows like wave through the flanks, then fuses with the rear section of the Infiniti Q50.
As penned, the new Q50 comes with a number of exterior design elements typical of Infiniti vehicles like the Crescent-cut C-pillar, "double arch" grille and its dynamic arch roofline. The front end of the new Q5 is particularly dominating and aggressive. In particular, the sports models are provided with a sport front fascia. Meanwhile, the waved mesh pattern surface and chrome surround help lend the grille its 3D appearance. When view up front, the new Q50 seems to have a human-like look, which is thanks to headlights employing LED units as well as to the sharp lines of its marker lights.
On the other hand, the new Q50 is marked by lean yet robust sides as well as by solid "bone" and arched roofline flowing to the Crescent C-pillars -- similar to the design layout that debuted on the Infiniti Essence Concept. The Q50’s side character lines flow to the rear and merges harmoniously with shape of the LED combination lights. The rear end also features double-arch trunk line. Provided as standard are heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, while available as an option is a power sliding and tilting glass sunroof.