The Infiniti Q50 is filled with a ridiculous amount of fancy gadgetry, yet it’s just not a very exciting proposition for enthusiasts. What do you need to know before you buy a Q50? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
Infinitis are boring. Infinitis are for marketing VPs. Infinitis have no appeal. Infinitis are just uprated Nissans. These notions are all part of the grand public mythos of Infiniti. And all of them are false.
In this edition of, "Erm, What?" It's a short video featuring Infiniti's "Director of Performance," F1 champ Sebastian Vettel; the Q50 Eau Rouge concept, and a narrator who gamely proves at least one copywriter shouldn't have had. That fourth margarita. At lunch.
I was so caught up in the mouth-watering news about the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge's Nissan GT-R engine that I forgot to mention another big piece of news about Infiniti engines. Actually, it's small rather than big, but that's the point.
They did it. They finally did it. Today in Geneva the hood was lifted on the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, and it has the engine we've always wanted: the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 from the Nissan GT-R with 560 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.
I think Infiniti CEO Johan De Nysschen must watch The Dark Knight on repeat a lot, because his plans are a lot like something The Joker was fond of saying in that film: "aggressive expansion." It's how he aims to make Infiniti run with the big dogs for the first time ever.
The Infiniti Q50 comes up short in a few areas. When Patrick drove it, he said it lacked soul, panache, a stick-shift and an analog clock. One thing it wasn't short on was power, but that's an area Infiniti wants to address with the Q50 Eau Rogue that will be shown at next month's Detroit Auto Show.
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The current Nissan GT-R is not a Skyline. Know what is? The Infiniti G-Series. As usual a premium brand for Japanese luxury cars hasn't been necessary in their homeland, but these days it seems to be different. Lexus are now in Japan, and Nissan are about to start selling Infiniti models in the JDM market as well.…
The sedan formerly known as the Infiniti G37 will start at $36,450 for the base model, a whopping $900 cheaper than the old car. Going deeper into the alphabet makes things less expensive, it turns out.
The G37-supplanting Infiniti Q50 was shown at the Detroit show this week, and for the first time, there's a hybrid version of the brand's BMW 3-series fighter. Like its bigger brother's M35 hybrid (or Q-something hybrid starting next year), it has a big honkin' 3.5-liter V6 tied to an electric motor.
It seems like nothing stays secret in the world of cars anymore. Case in point: even the Infiniti Q50 has leaked before its planned reveal at the Detroit Auto Show in a matter of days.
In a bid to confuse those of us who cover cars, and maybe those who buy them, Infinti is going back to their weird alphanumeric system that means nothing and makes no sense. All luxury crossovers and SUVs will be named QX, which means the EX35 is now the QX50, the Infiniti JX is now the QX60, the smaller FX is now the…