The 2016 Infiniti Q50 is now offered in an expanded range of trim levels, each in a choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive; Q50 2.0t and Q50 2.0t Premium, Q50 3.0t Premium, Q50 Hybrid Premium, Q50 3.0t Sport and Q50 Red Sport 400. And, two other upcoming versions to the model include the 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo equipped 3.0t and Red Sport 400.
The 2016 Q50 2.0t offers a long list of standard features includes 8-way power front seats, Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Infiniti InTouch and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. It is offered in 2.0t and 2.0t Premium trim levels. At the heart of the Q50 2.0t is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit – rated at 208 horsepower and 349 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque.
The new 2.0-liter engine features a lightweight aluminum block and cylinder head with chain-driven dual-overhead camshafts, die-cast aluminum cylinder crankcase and optimized crank assembly promote further weight savings, reduce friction and improve efficiency. For the first time, the Q50 will offer an idle stop-start system (ISS) in combination with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.
At the top of the list, the Q50 Hybrid features an advanced gasoline-electric hybrid, which remains unchanged from the previous year. It is now offered in only one trim level, Q50 Hybrid Premium, which includes additional standard equipment and revised packaging. Standard equipment includes 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Backup Collision Intervention® (BCI), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) and Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD).
In addition, the Hybrid version takes up the Direct Response Hybrid system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. The system combines a 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 and a compact laminated lithium-ion battery with an innovative one-motor, two-clutch control. Furthermore, the system’s V6 is rated at 302 horsepower and 349 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, while the advanced 50 kW electric motor is rated at 67 horsepower and 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) of torque. The hybrid system net power is 360 horsepower, providing strong acceleration and lean fuel economy.
Source: Infiniti U.S.A.