Infiniti Q50 Styling, Engines, Performance And Fuel Economy
The Infiniti Q50 is a brand new, highly sophisticated, luxury saloon for motorists that love to stand out. Strengths include the striking styling - but the bodywork is more than a thing of beauty. It is shaped to direct any airflow over the vehicle in a manner that sucks it to the tarmac. This downforce ensures there is “zero” lift at the front and rear which minimises the effect of wind at high speed. That is reassuring. Furthermore, this sleek saloon is available with two refined engines. The 2.2-litre diesel – that can be teamed with six speed manual or seven-speed auto transmission – sends 170PS to the rear wheels and propels motorists to 62mph in 8.5 seconds. That is pretty fast. Pleasingly, however, this performance is complemented by frugality. As such, this four-cylinder power plant averages 64.2mpg when bolted to manual transmission and 58.9mpg in auto guise. The latter also enables motorists to cruise in full-auto mode or select each gear via paddles behind the steering wheel. Alternatively, the 3.5-litre V6 Hybrid Auto trim – that has a 68PS electric motor - produces 364PS in total, hits 62mph in 5.1 seconds and returns 45.6mpg. Such figures impress. The Hybrid is also available in the slightly slower/thirstier four-wheel-drive guise which better suits slippery conditions.
Infiniti Q50 Handling, Trim Levels And Equipment
The Infiniti Q50 is pleasant to drive in every form. It therefore smoothly soaks up the miles so its occupants arrive at their destinations relaxed. The supportive seats and spacious cabin enhance the sense of serenity. Furthermore, it is available in six trims: SE, SE Executive, Premium, Premium Executive, Sport and Hybrid. All have a rear view camera that makes reversing straightforward, front and rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring system, voice recognition and Active Trace Control. This – when necessary - brakes a specific wheel to help maintain the perfect line through corners. Remarkably, every trim also has Scratch Shield Paint that incorporates a soft coat that “heals light scratches and swirl marks for a long-lasting brilliance”. Furthermore, higher specified trims are available with the Around View Monitor that provides a 360 degree, bird's eye, view of the surroundings via a camera on each side and a screen on the dashboard. This is a fantastic feature that minimises minor collisions. The cherry on the cake is the fashionable badge which particularly suits those that are tired of the over familiar competitors. New Infiniti Q50 prices range from £27,950 to £41,625. Great stuff.