The late night news continues as Infiniti has unveiled the 2016 Q50.

The late night news continues as Infiniti has unveiled the 2016 Q50.

First and foremost, the model gains an all-new twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 300 hp (224 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. If that's not impressive enough, there's a high-performance variant which uses the same engine but it has been tuned to produce 400 hp (298 kW) and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) of torque.

Buyers looking for something more economical can opt for a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 208 hp (155 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque.

The Q50 will also be available with a carryover hybrid powertrain that consists of a 3.5-liter V6 engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery.  This setup enables the model to produce a combined maximum output of 360 hp (268 kW).

All the aforementioned engines are connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode and steering column-mounted paddle shifters.  The engines can also be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system

Besides the new engines, the 2016 Q50 features an improved Direct Adaptive Steering system that is more customizable and "better mimics the feeling drivers are used to from conventional systems."  The car also has a retuned suspension, new stabilizer bars and a Dynamic Digital Suspension system on Q50 Sport models.

On the styling front, there isn't much to report but models equipped with the 400 hp (298 kW) twin-turbo V6 engine are distinguished by special exhaust tips and unique 19-inch aluminum wheels with summer performance run-flat tires.

Interior changes are limited but include a new Premium Plus Package which adds an electrically adjustable steering wheel, a split-folding rear seat, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.  The package also includes auto dimming exterior mirrors, power lumber support (for the driver's seat), and an Infiniti InTouch infotainment system with GPS navigation.

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