2016 Infiniti Q50

Infiniti has revealed the 2016 Q50, which will come with minor styling updates and most importantly, a trio of new turbocharged engines.

Sitting at the bottom of the echelon would be a Mercedes-sourced 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine 208 hp at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1,250 rpm. The entry-level model gets a seven-speed automatic gearbox with a choice of rear- or all-wheel-drive.

Infiniti's new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine

Next in the line is the new VR30 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 mill that replaces the old 3.7-litre naturally-aspirated V6 mill of the VQ-series. It will be available in two states of tune – 300 hp and 400 Nm in the standard configuration, and 400 hp and 475 Nm of torque in the high output version, which will be known as “Q50 Red Sport 400”. Like the four-banger, the VR-series engines get a seven-speed auto with rear-wheel-drive as standard.

The hybrid variant remains on offer. It features the same combination of a 3.5-litre V6 engine and a transmission-embedded twin-clutch electric motor that churns out a total system output of 360 hp.

2016 Infiniti Q50

Elsewhere, the Japanese luxury sedan is equipped with a revised version of the Direct Adaptive Steer system, modified multi-link rear suspension, stiffer front and rear antiroll bars as well as new shocks. An adaptive Dynamic Digital Suspension is also available.





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