The V6's 300 horsepower gives it about 60-hp more than German competitors in the same price range.
Infiniti expects its 3.0-liter biturbo V6 with 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque to comprise the largest sales volume in the Q50 lineup in the U.S, and the company now says rear-wheel drive Q50 3.0t Premium starts at a competitive $39,900 (plus an additional $905 destination on all trims). All-wheel drive takes the price up to $41,900.
If you prefer a little more excitement behind the wheel, Q50 Sport pairs the V6 with Direct Adaptive Steering, driver-selectable Dynamic Digital Suspension settings, 19-inch wheels, larger brakes, sport seats, aluminum pedal trim, and magnesium paddle shifters. It’s $43,900 for a rear-wheel drive version, and all-wheel drive takes the price up to $45,900.
The 3.0-liter’s pricing shows that Infiniti has its sights on BMW and Mercedes' sedans. At 300 hp, the biturbo engine has nearly 60 hp more than a 241-hp Mercedes C300, but the Japanese sedan starts at just $950 more (before destination). The Infiniti also costs $1,550 more more than a base, 240-hp BMW 328i but also offers buyers an extra 60 hp.
The engine's pricing also means that the least expensive V6 model is about $6,000 more expensive than a base Q50 2.0t, which starts at $33,950. However, the larger engine is a nice upgrade in power compared to the 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder's 208 hp and 258 hp. If the standard version of the biturbo V6 isn’t enough for you, the Red Sport has a hotter tune with 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. It costs $47,950, and all-wheel drive is an additional $2,000. One other alternative for Q50 buyers is the hybrid with 360 total system horsepower, which starts at $47,050. All the Q50 trims are currently available at U.S. dealers.
Gallery: Infiniti Q50 arrives in Chicago with three turbo engines
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Infiniti today announced pricing for four 2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0t models – each equipped with the all-new 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engine. The new Q50 3.0t models complete the 2016 Q50 lineup, which now offers buyers a choice of four powerplants and 12 models – all of which are on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide.
"The 2016 Q50 3.0t Premium's new VR-series 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engine produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque," said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti America. "Positioned as the core volume trim, the Q50 3.0t offers twin turbo V6 performance at a starting MSRP under $40,000 – a price comparable to 4-cylinder engine-equipped vehicles offered by our main competitors."
The new Infiniti Q50 Sport models offer an updated Direct Adaptive Steering® system and driver-selectable Dynamic Digital Suspension, further enhancing the driving experience. Designated by the silver chrome "S" badge on the trunk, Sport models also feature a sport styled front fascia, 19-inch sport wheels, larger sport brakes, leather-appointed sport seats, aluminum-accented pedals and solid magnesium paddle shifters.
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0t are:
|Q50 3.0t Premium||3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / RWD||$39,900 USD|
|Q50 3.0t Premium AWD||3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / AWD||$41,900 USD|
|Q50 Sport||3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / RWD||$43,900 USD|
|Q50 Sport AWD||3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo 300 hp / AWD||$45,900 USD|
Destination and Handling $905 USD
The 2016 Infiniti Q50 is also available with three other powertrains – a new 2.0-liter I4 turbo, a 3.5-liter V6 hybrid and the performance flagship of the Q50 portfolio, the Q50 Red Sport 400 equipped with an advanced 400-horsepower/350 lb-ft of torque version of the 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engine.
The Q50 2.0t and Q50 Hybrid Premium models offer pricing starting at $33,950 and $47,050 respectively. The Q50 Red Sport 400 has a starting MSRP of $47,950.
For full pricing and product information on the full 2016 Infiniti lineup, please go to InfinitiNews.com.
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China. Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.
Infiniti design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.
Infiniti is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies.
From the 2016 season, Infiniti is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.
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