Lots of performance and dynamic upgrades have been offered on the 2017 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan that are meant to deliver a more rewarding and empowering drive experience. Changes include next-generation handling and ride technologies, along with advanced turbocharged engines. The Infiniti Q50 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
For starters, the Q50 happens to be Infiniti’s top-selling model in the U.S. The same success streak is also expected for the new 2017 model courtesy of the class-leading technologies, dynamic performance, and daring design.
In terms of performance, four advanced powertrain options have been offered including the twin-turbocharged 3.0L gasoline engine rated in two versions of 400 horsepower and 300 horsepower. Both boasts of ideal mix of performance, efficiency, and drivability. Another mill offered is the four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 208 horsepower.
After gathering customer feedback, Infiniti says it has improved the performance of the Direct Adaptive Steering. Now, the system offers additional options meant to make the steering system bespoke suited to each individual driver’s experiences. Also for the first time in a Q50 is the new Infiniti’s Dynamic Digital Suspension system that offers the 2017 Infiniti Q50 sedan an intricate blend of agility, class-leading response, and ride comfort.
According to Infiniti’s Vice President – Francois Bancon, “We’re furthering Infiniti’s position on innovation by offering a number of new and stand-out technologies by infusing modern technologies with Q50’s core elements.”
While the 2017 Infiniti Q50 twin-turbo system offers high output figures in the range of 400 hp @6,400 rpm and 350 lbs. ft. of torque @1,600-5,200 rpm, it still manages to offer better fuel economy ratings as well. According to Infiniti, the new 2017 model relative to the previous one has improved by 6.7% in terms of fuel efficiency thanks to the new powertrain features.
The 2017 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid model is offered with a 3.5L V6 engine and a compact laminated lithium-ion battery pack that work hand in hand to generate an output rated at 360 horsepower. For 2017, the advanced hybrid powertrain remains unaltered and is designed to put performance and efficiency first.
But even with such a glamorous 2017 Infiniti Q50 review, there are still a couple of other alternatives available on the market that rival it in almost every facet of its existence. They include the Acura TLX, BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Infiniti Q50 Review of Trims
Four trims are available for the 2017 Infiniti Q50: Hybrid, Premium, Q50S, and base model. All of these trim models are available in either sedan or coupe versions. The 2017 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport sedan specs and review are in the works and will be offered soonest.
2017 Infiniti Q50 Interior Accessories & Exterior Changes
Standard features to expect include leatherette upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, LED foglights, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, an auxiliary audio jack, dual USB ports, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-speaker Bose sound system, a heated steering wheel, a CD player, an eight-way power front seats, keyless entry and ignition, automatic LED headlights and taillights, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, cruise control, twin-touchscreen displays, heated mirrors, voice controls, HD radio, a rearview camera, Infiniti’s InTouch infotainment system, and an iPod interface.
Upscale features available for the top-of-the-line trims include a navigation system, rear parking sensors, driver-seat memory settings, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, adaptive cruise control, rear collision warning, high-beam headlight control, an interior air purifier, and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert.
2017 Infiniti Q50 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Called the VR30 and offered in two states of tune is the in-house built 3.0L V6 mill with two turbochargers and a direct injection. The most powerful option cranks out a walloping 400 hp @6,400 rpm and 350 lbs. ft. of torque @1,600-5,200 rpm. The other option churns out 300 hp @6,400 rpm and 295 lbs. ft. of torque also @1,600-5,200 rpm.
While Infiniti claims the VR30 boasts of impressive fuel economy ratings, EPA is yet to make the available. However, the marque says the ratings are up by 6.7% for the 2017 year model.
The 2017 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid carries on unchanged and generates about 302 hp and 258 lbs. ft. of torque. Its 0-60 mph is still unavailable but will be some few weeks to its release date.
The other engine offered is a 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 208 hp and 258 pounds-ft. of torque. This same engine is also available on the Mercedes-Benz CLA trim model.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 8.3 in. (188.3 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.8 in. (71.8 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 13.2 ft³
Curb weight: 3666 lbs.
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 23/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Chestnut Bronze, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black and Venetian Ruby
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Infiniti Q50 Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will go for sale sometime in early 2017 with a starting MSRP of $33,950. It will also be offered on lease terms.
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