The 2016 Infiniti Q50 receives three new engines, starting with a 400-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo high-output V6. Offering the highest standard horsepower in class (non-specialty version), the engine is the most advanced V6 ever offered by Infiniti. Key engine features include a compact, lightweight aluminum-alloy engine block and cylinder heads, Gasoline Direct Injection system, optimized turbine blade design, turbine speed sensor, electronic wastegate actuator, water-cooled engine charging, e-motor valve timing control and an integrated exhaust manifold.
In addition to the 400-horsepower configuration, which will be available in a new Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 beginning in early spring 2016, a 300-horsepower version will be available across the Q50 lineup in late spring. The new VR-series engine family replaces the award-winning Infiniti 3.7-liter VQ-series V6, which has been the industry good standard for many years.
Other performance-intensifying enhancements to the 2016 Q50 Red Sport 400 include an all-new Dynamic Digital Suspension, new, rack-mounted electronic power steering or an updated version of Infiniti’s available, industry leading Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) and staggered 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The third new powerplant added to the 2016 Infiniti Q50 lineup is a 208-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo inline 4-cylinder engine developed in conjunction with Daimler and produced at Infiniti’s new engine facility in Decherd, Tennesee. It will be offered in base and Premium Q50 2.0t versions beginning in late winter. Also available in late winter 2016 is the Q50 Hybrid, featuring a 3.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid system with a net 360 horsepower rating.
The 2016 QX60 also adds to its already strong suite of advanced safety technology with Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) with pedestrian detection, a first for Infiniti and the brand’s exclusive Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) system. Additional details will be available closer to when the 2016 QX60 arrives in Infiniti showrooms in late winter.
Along with the new 2016 Q50, QX60 and 2017 QX30, Infiniti will display the all-new 2017 Infiniti Q60 sport coupe at the 2016 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show). The Q60 makes its world debut on 11 January in Detroit.