There is a choice of two engines, a 2.2-litre diesel delivering a 170PS/400Nm and a 3.5-litre Petrol Hybrid
The Infiniti Q50 will go on sale later in 2013 and is designed compete with the Audi’s A4 and BMW’s 3 Series; it will priced from £27,950.
There will be a choice of two engines, three trims, a hybrid and the option of four-wheel drive. Technology will include the World’s first Direct Adaptive Steering standard on Sports grade models, which comprises ‘steer by wire’ technology that has only previously been seen on the latest aircraft. DAS provides the driver with the ability to adjust both the steering’s response and weight to suit personal preferences and type of driving. There is also Scratch-shield paint is used to ensure that minor scratches simply disappear.
Infiniti Q50 Engines
There is a choice of two engines, a 2.2-litre diesel delivering a 170PS/400Nm, with CO2 emissions of 114g/km and 64.2mpg on the combined cycle.
And a 364PS 3.5-litre petrol hybrid which outputs 144g/km of CO2 and will do 45.6mpg on the official combined cycle. The hybrid is capable of 0-62 mph in 5.1 seconds.
Infiniti Q50 Trims
There are three key trims, ‘SE’, ‘Premium’ and ‘Sport’ – plus the Q50S Hybrid.
Infiniti Q50 ‘SE’ from £27,950
Standard Equipment includes, Stop Start system, Cloth seats, Rear view camera, Drive mode selector, Bluetooth connectivity, 6 Airbags, Cruise control, Speed limiter, Heated exterior mirrors w/ power operation, Halogen Headlights & Daytime running lights, LED front & rear fog lamps, Rain sensing wipers, Advanced dual zone climate control AC (auto re-circulation & Grape Polyphenol filter), Infiniti InTouch™ - dual intuitive touch-screens (8” & 7”), 2 x USB slots, Leather multi-function steering wheel, Remote Keyless entry, Push engine starter, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (warning), 17’’ alloy wheels with run flat tyres, Alarm System and a 60:40 rear folding seat.
Infiniti Q50 ‘Premium’ from £30,350
Leather seat upholstery, Auto-dimming rear view mirror and Heated front seats
Infiniti Q50 ‘Sport’ from £32,720
Features 19” triple spoke alloy wheels with run flat tyres, Direct Adaptive steering, Active Lane Control, Front sport bumper, LED auto-level headlights and daytime running lights, Aluminium trim, Sport powered front seats, Powered rake and reach steering column adjustment, Intelligent key with enhanced memory functions, Magnesium paddle shifters, Aluminium pedals, Heated exterior mirrors w/ power operation, folding and reverse synchronisation, Tyre pressure monitoring system with individual pressures And Welcome lighting logic.
Infiniti Q50S ‘Hybrid’ from £40,000
The Hybrid’s key features are Sports suspension, Sports brakes, Regenerative braking system and Approaching Vehicle Sound for pedestrians.
Infiniti Q50 Option Packs
Multimedia pack - £2760: Navigation system, Advanced Bose audio with 14 speakers and DAB radio with a roof mounted shark fin aerial.
Welcome Pack (Standard on Sport) - £1200: Tyre pressure monitoring with individual display, power and heated door mirrors with folding and reversing synchronisation, intelligent key with smart access and advanced features, welcome lighting, powered adjustment for rake and reach on the steering column, powered front seat adjustment with memory and powered lumbar support for the driver.
Visibility pack - £1040: Adaptive front lighting, smart beam to help prevent high beam blindness to oncoming traffic and around view monitor for clear and safe parking
Steering Pack (Standard on Sport) - £800: Direct Adaptive Steering and Active Lane control to give a more customised and precise feel to the steering whilst maintaining a more central path within a lane without the need for minor steering adjustments.
Safety Shield Pack - £2080: Intelligent cruise control, lane departure warning and lane departure prevention, blind spot warning and blind spot intervention, forward emergency braking, predictive forward collision warning and automatics also get distance control assist and back up collision intervention.
Many of the above options can also be added as separate items if full the pack is not required.
Infiniti Q50 Colour Range
There are eight exterior paint finishes to choose from – Obsidian Black, Moonlight White, Liquid Platinum, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Chestnut Bronze, Venetian Ruby and Malbec Black. Metallic paint option is priced at £660.
Infiniti Q50 Prices
Prices start at £27,950, availability late 2013 – warranty 3 years/60,000 miles, whichever is sooner.Published 22 July 2013