2016 Infiniti Q50 unveiled with new 400 hp twin-turbo V6
Infiniti has officially unveiled the new 2016 Q50 with a host of new engine options, one of which is a twin-turbo V6 pumping out 400hp.
Not much has been changed cosmetically. However, the most powerful ‘Sport’ variant will benefit from special exhaust tips and unique 19-inch aluminium wheels with summer performance run-flat tyres.
Majority of the Q50’s changes will happen under the bonnet. There’s an all-new 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 producing 300 hp and 400 Nm of torque, spelling the end of the naturally-aspirated VQ-series V6 engine. However, if that’s not swift enough, Infiniti will tune the same engine to produce an impressive 400 hp and 474 Nm of torque. Infiniti will also be carrying forward the Mercedes-sourced 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine pumping out 208 hp and 350 Nm of torque and the 3.5-litre electric-hybrid V6 good for 360 hp.
All the engines will be mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual-shifting mode, and customers can opt for Infiniti’s all-wheel drive system. Apart from that, the new Q50 will feature an improved Direct Adaptive Steering system, retuned suspension and new stabiliser bars. The Q50 Sport will benefit from a new “Dynamic Digital Suspension” system as well.
Much like the exterior, not much has been changed inside. But a new ‘Premium Plus Package’ which adds an electrically-adjustable steering wheel, split-folding rear seats, heated front seats and steering wheel will make way to the options list. The package also includes auto dimming exterior mirrors, power lumbar support for the driver seat, and an Infiniti ‘InTouch’ infotainment system with navigation.
The 2016 Q50 with the new engine options should make way to UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the GCC sometime early next year.
Keep track of the latest prices and updates in the Infiniti Q50 buyer guide.