2015 Infiniti Q50

2015 Infiniti Q50 Sports Sedan offers premium performance, hospitality and connectivity, plus choice of 3.7-Liter V6 or 3.5-Liter Hybrid.

Building on Infiniti's legendary sports sedan styling, performance and technology leadership, the 2015 Infiniti Q50 is designed to offer a distinct level of customer engagement. It begins with a choice of powertrains and world's first technologies designed to enhance the driving experience and continues with the fully customizable Infiniti InTuition™ digital environment and Infiniti InTouch™ next-gen smart connectivity, with dual touch-screens and an array of advanced functions.

For 2015, enhancements include a new Performance Wheel Package, with 19-inch RAYS superlight forged aluminum-alloy wheels and 245/40R19 front / 265/35R19 rear summer tires, which helps add a higher level of handling performance while providing a unique, sporty appearance.

A New Dimension in Dynamic Design

While Infiniti sports sedan exteriors have always been noted for their outstanding proportions and presence, the Infiniti Q50 adds an even higher level of premium style. It reflects the direct influence of the Infiniti Essence concept while honouring the iconic design dynamics of earlier Infiniti sports sedans.

The Q50's strong first impression is anchored by the smooth yet dynamic character line arising from its "double arch" grille. The line energetically flows through the body side like a wave and merges with the rear end, creating a highly fluid and intriguing profile and fully illustrating the Infiniti Q50's dynamic and athletic stance. The athletic and tightened appearance blends its lower and wider proportions with enhanced interior roominess to stunning effect inside and out.

Signature Infiniti exterior design features, along with the powerful "double arch" grille, include the dynamic arch roofline and Crescent-cut C-pillar. The front-end design is decidedly aggressive, with sports front fascia offered on the Q50 sports models. Elaborate detailing of the waved mesh pattern surface and chrome surround, while the distinctive LED headlights and daytime running lights suggest an almost human look provides the grille’s three-dimensional, textural quality.

Performance With a Personal Touch

Two advanced powertrains are offered for the Infiniti Q50 in North America, starting with a refined 3.7-liter aluminum-alloy DOHC 24-valve V6 rated at 328 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The engine features Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) and Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL®).

Also available is an advanced hybrid powertrain featuring the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid® system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. It combines a 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 and compact laminated lithium-ion battery design with an innovative one-motor/two-clutch motor control. The system's V6 is rated at 302 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the advanced 50 kW electric motor is rated at 67 horsepower and 214 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid system net power is 360 horsepower, providing strong acceleration and lean fuel economy.

The hybrid powertrain is designed to put performance first, without compromising fuel efficiency. It takes full advantage of the electric motor's instant torque for exceptional acceleration and, in combination with the 3.5-liter V6, provides a sporty driving feel under all driving conditions.

Infiniti Connected Technologies

Building on Infiniti's unique approach to making owners' lives easier, which includes the Infiniti Personal Assistant™ program with 24-hour access to a live team of professional assistants, the Infiniti InTouch™ telematics system brings the future of in-car connectivity to the Q50 interior today.

Unlike conventional interfaces, the Q50 has not one but two touch capacitive screens with intuitive hand gesture screen operation to easily connect drivers to their lives outside the car.

Along with the large dual screens (LCD/VGA 8-inch top and 7-inch lower colour displays), the Infiniti InTouch™ system is designed to effortlessly synchronize car and driver*. 

Content and functions directed to the top screen include the most frequently used applications, such as navigation maps. Other material is directed to the lower display screen. The two screens work together so that, for example, the navigation map can be viewed on the top screen while setting destinations or finding points-of-interest can be done on the lower screen. Hard switches operate a limited number of critical functions, such as heating and cooling. Content can be customized using easy-to-understand menus.

- Infiniti News

CarAndTruck.caNov. 29, 2016