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.