The all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan has been introduced for the first time to the American public at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. And this Infiniti flagship sedan has recently also hit the Geneva Motor Show to make its European debut.
Just a personal review, let’s start from the spec and engine lineup. Infiniti said that the new Q50 sedan is the first company model to receive benefits from Daimler-sourced diesel engine.
Under the hood, Infiniti offers two powertrain options with different outputs to all buyers, including diesel and hybrid. The first option, the 2014 Infiniti Q50 is equipped with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine capable of spewing up to 170 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
The regular version is available with two transmission options that you can customize to your taste, including a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic gearbox. However, the manual version is likely to be more fun in my mind.
As a result, the turbo-diesel version should be able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 9.0 seconds and Infiniti also said that the models has an top speed of around 230 km/h.
Well, how about its fuel consumption? The regular Q50 sedan has average fuel consumption by 4.4-liter/100 km or is equivalent to 53 mpg U.S., according to Infiniti. While its CO2 emissions are less than 115 g/km, this is pretty good for a sedan with above-average performance than the other models.
Next is the hybrid version, Infiniti calling it by the nickname “Q50 3.5 Direct Response Hybrid”, which will hit the road as a high-performance sports sedan. The hybrid version is claimed to be very suitable for those who are looking for more power from the Q50 luxury sedan.
Under the hood, the all-new Q50 hybrid is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine linked exclusively to an electric motor. This version is only available with a 7-speed automatic gearbox but offers two configuration options in the European market, including rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Speaking of performance, the hybrid version is able to provide up to 364 horsepower, it’s certainly more powerful than the regular version. As a result, power can be used to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 5.5 seconds before hitting its top speed at 250 km/h.
The average fuel consumption in the combined cycle is rated at 6.2-liter/100 km or is equivalent to 45 mpg, while its CO emissions are less than 145 g/km.
As for the price, the 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan is expected to go on sale with a starting price of $41,500 (estimated) and will be available in all European dealerships this fall. Discover the official pricing details later this year, closer to the release date.