Infiniti Q60 (2016–2018)
Infiniti Q60 revealed
Alongside a high performance 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine with 400PS, a four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine, turbocharged to produce 208PS is also available on the Q60. As standard for this version, power is channelled through the Q60’s rear wheels for optimal dynamic response and to benefit steering feel.
The Q60 features newly-designed 19-inch aluminium alloy wheels as standard, and, for the first time on an Infiniti sports coupe, optional 20-inch wheels are also available in some markets, further referencing the Q60’s performance promise. The wheel gaps are tighter than ever, further lowering the visual volume of the car and giving it a low, powerful stance.
Q60 models with the new V6 engine feature an Active Grille Shutter to balance the engine’s cooling requirements with the desire to enhance aerodynamics. Under normal use, the shutter remains closed, opening when greater performance is required. Relatively narrow door-mounted side mirrors accentuate the Q60’s low stance and sleek coupe looks, and are designed to improve the flow of air down the flanks of the vehicle, while maintaining a wide angle of rear visibility for the driver.
The driver-centric approach continues inside the Q60, with all-new interior trims featuring high-end accents and modern-looking materials. High-contrast stitching throughout the cabin increase the premium ambience and feeling of quality in the Q60’s interior.
The all-new 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine, from the new ‘VR’ powertrain family, has been developed to deliver optimal power and torque for an engine of its size, alongside greater fuel efficiency, delivering 400PS at 6400rpm and 475Nm maximum torque at 1600-5200rpm.
A four-cylinder turbo-charged 2.0-litre petrol engine is also available on the Q60, with enhanced fuel injection for efficiency in all conditions. This engine delivers 211PS at 5500rpm and 350Nm maximum torque at 1,500rpm.
The wide range of steering customisation within Direct Adaptive Steering is accessed through the Drive Mode Selector. Located via menus displayed in the centre console, Drive Mode Selector allows the steering response to be selected from six available options: ‘Customise’, ‘Standard’, ‘Snow’, ‘Eco’, ‘Sport’, and – new for certain models – ‘Sport+’.
The Sport mode enhances the response of Direct Adaptive Steering, elevating the steering effort required while reducing the required steering movement from lock to lock. In the new Sport+ mode, steering effort remains the same as Sport mode, but the response of the steering is further increased, with an even quicker steering ratio for precise performance.
Two choices of suspension system allow the driver to tailor a dynamic response from the Q60 that best suits their personal driving style. The standard suspension set-up, shared with the Q50 sports saloon, ensures a low level of road noise and minimal intrusion of unwanted vibrations, while allowing for more direct and linear handling responses. Suspension link layouts and bushings have been modified specifically for their application in the Q60, while shock absorbers are relocated for optimised sports coupe ride and handling.
Making its world debut in a production vehicle, the Q60 will be fitted with an all-new 13-speaker, Bose Performance Series sound system, a class-leading audio set-up which has been tailored to the acoustics of the Q60’s cabin. Matched with Q60’s acoustic glass and noise cancelling technology, the fully-immersive Bose audio system transforms the cabin into the driver’s very own audio haven.
Prices for new Q60 announced
The Q60 starts from £33,990. As entry-level option, the Q60 will be available with a four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol engine turbocharged to produce 208PS. The Q60 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo version of the premium sports coupe, which produces 400PS, will arrive at a later stage in all showrooms across Europe.