Infiniti has officially unveiled the 2017 Q60 sports coupe at the Detroit Auto Show. Replacing the adored G37, the car sticks closely to the concept shown a year ago and offers two drivetrain options when it goes on sale in the US later in the year.

The company refuses to give out numbers but claims the Q60 is lower and wider than its predecessors. As seen on the concept, the coupe looks bold with its striking new double-arch grille, LED headlights and crescent-shaped C-pillars around the back.

2017 Infiniti Q60

The car comes with 19-inch aluminium-alloy wheels as standard but you’d want to get your hands on the 20-inch, which is being offered for the first time. In addition, wider rear tyres and wheels are available for certain Sport models. Infiniti claims a drag coefficient of 0.28, thanks to the car’s lower centre of gravity Active Grille Shutter.

Inside, the base model gets aluminium trim, with the option of a black wood trim, while carbon-fibre highlights are reserved for the Sport and Premium models. Finally, versions with white or red leather upholstery get a silver glass fibre accent. NVH has been improved with the addition of Active Noise Cancellation, as well as suspension insulation and stiffer cross-members.

As for the infotainment system, the Q60 is equipped with the latest version of the InTuition system, along with a 13-speaker Bose sound system. The seats, meanwhile, are designed to offer greater thigh, lumbar and lateral support.

2017 Infiniti Q60

Under the hood, the Q60 features a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 ‘VR30’ engine with two states of tune: 400 hp at 6,400 rpm and 475 Nm between 1,600 and 5,200 rpm for the high-output variant, and 300 hp and 400 Nm of torque for the lesser variant. Also available is a Mercedes-sourced 2.0-litre four turbo engine packing 208 hp at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm at 1,500 rpm. No manual here as the coupe only comes with an adaptive seven-speed automatic transmission.

While the 2.0-litre model settles with the hydraulic electronic rack-and-pinion steering, the V6 models are equipped with the Infiniti’s second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering that promises enhanced steering feel and feedback over the previous iteration. The response can be customised through the Drive Mode Selector, which offers six modes: Customize, Standard, Snow, Eco, Sport, and – for certain models – Sport+.

2017 Infiniti Q60

Handling-wise, the Q60 is equipped with new suspension link layouts and bushings, combined with repositioned shock absorbers for more direct response. The Sport variant, on the other hand, rolls on an all-new electronic suspension system with new dampers. The coupe’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system distributes torque evenly between front and rear wheels in default setting and can revert to to 100% rear-wheel drive when traction is less needed.

 

 



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