Infiniti Q50 (2013–2020)
- March 2013: Infiniti launched Q50
- June 2013: Q50 pricing announced
- October 2013: Executive Edition launched
- July 2014: Q50 petrol launched
- December 2015: Q50 updated
Infiniti launched Q50
The first Infiniti to feature technology developed specifically for Europe rather than for the USA, the result of a partnership with Daimler.
The Q50 heralds in a new naming system for all Infinitis: Q for saloons and coupes and QX for crossovers and SUVs. Four and six-cylinder diesel engines , hybrid powertrains, pure electric drive systems.
The Infiniti Q50 made its European debut in 364PS 3.5 Hybrid and 2.2-litre diesel form. That's Infiniti’s first four-cylinder diesel with 170PS, 400Nm of torque and emissions starting from below 115g/km of CO2.
The Q50s on the stand showcased Infiniti’s exclusive new 'Hagane' colours and show a variety of the features that will be available across the Q50 range – designed to appeal to company and private buyers alike.
Q50 pricing announced
Priced in the UK from £27,950 for Q50 2.2 diesel with (170PS, 400Nm of torque) and emissions of 115g/km CO2. Ordering from July 2013 with first UK deliveries September 2013.
In entry form, the Infiniti Q50 2.2d priced from £27,950 comes very well equipped in the expected Infiniti fashion. Standard features include Infiniti InTouch customisable digital environment with dual touch-screens; Infiniti Drive Mode Selector; engine stop-start; rear-view camera; Active Noise Control; Active Trace Control; dual-zone climate control; 17-inch alloy wheels; Scratch Shield paint; split folding rear-seat backrests and ski hatch; multifunction steering wheel; voice recognition system; and Bluetooth mobile connectivity and audio streaming.
Halo model Infiniti Q50 3.5-litre, 364PS Direct Response Hybrid gets from 0-62mph in only 5.3 seconds, emitting 155g/km of CO2. Has direct application of electric boost to drivetrain via an innovative twin clutch system. The Q50 Hybrid starts from £40,000.
Executive Edition launched
Infiniti has confirmed that it will tailor its Q50 for company car drivers with the launch of the Executive edition. Specifically created for business users, the Executive gets a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine and two trim levels - Executive and Premium Executive – with the later featuring satellite navigation, heated leather seats and keyless entry as standard. Deliveries start in November and prices start at £29,870.21-11-2013: Turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine added The new four-cylinder turbo-charged engine uses direct injection with precise Piezo injectors to provide a power output of 211bhp while meeting the rigorous Euro 5 emission standards. The engine generates 236 lb/ft of torque from as low as 1250 rpm to allow flexible and efficient driving.
The new engine is the result of Infiniti’s collaboration agreement with Daimler AG. As with the 2.2-litre direct-injection four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine destined for Europe, the petrol version has been modified by the Infiniti engineering teams to ensure engine response is in line with Infiniti’s brand characteristics.
|Infiniti Q50 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine|
|Configuration||Four-cylinder, in line, water cooled, forced induction|
|Bore x stroke||83mm x 92mm|
|Induction system||Direct injection with Piezo injectors, turbo-charged with intercooler|
211 bhp @5500rpm
214 PS @ 5500rpm
236 lb/ft @ 1250 - 3500rpm
320 Nm @ 1250 – 3500rpm
Along with a lower ride height and wider track, the Q50 Eau Rouge also has bespoke carbon fibre bodywork. In fact only the front doors and arch of the roof pillars are the same as the standard Q50. There are large front and rear wings while a larger rear spoiler creates downforce. The grille comes in dark chrome with a matte finish while the bonnet has double air vents. The concept is fitted with 21-inch alloys.
Inside, the Eau Rouge has a high-grip sports steering wheel with paddle shifters along with red detailed carbon fibre detailing on the doors and centre console. Dark-chrome replaces silver-chrome in the red cockpit.
Q50 petrol launched
Prices start from £31,755 for the 2.0-litre petrol version of the Q50. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine develops 211PS and 350Nm of torque which powers the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
The updates include next-generation ride and handling technologies and all-new advanced turbocharged V6 powertrains.
Making its debut on an Infiniti is the company’s second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering, comprehensively modified from the ground-breaking first-generation system. The standard steering mode now offers advanced levels of steering feel and feedback – more akin to that of a conventional steering system.
The new Q50 also features Infiniti’s Dynamic Digital Suspension (DDS) for the first time, which gives the sports saloon an optimal blend of ride comfort and class-leading response and agility. For those drivers looking for a blend of dynamic settings tailored to their own particular requirements and tastes, the Q50’s Drive Mode Selector (DMS) can be augmented with a ‘Personal’ mode, which permits a bespoke mix of engine, suspension and steering characteristics.
Five powertrain options are offered with the Infiniti Q50, and for the 2016 model these include an advanced, all-new 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine with direct injection. This new engine has 400PS.