🏎️ Infiniti Q50 facelift 2017
🛠️ 2.2 diesel 400NM 170HP
💨 8,9 seconds
💶 43.000€ in Europe
💵 37.000$ in theUnited States
What is it?
Born in 2013, the Infiniti Q50 is a premium Sedan that took its place in a segment dominated by German competition, consisting of Mercedes C-Class, BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. Then there is an important opponent from the same country, the Lexus IS.
Instead of imitating its competitors, the Q50 offers an aesthetic of its own, proposing soft ribs where the counterparts adopt sharp and masculine angles. The dimensions are 4,78 x 1,82 meters. A good job has also been done as regards aerodynamic: the Cx is 0.26, a slightly better result than the average of this segment.
This style is also evident inside, where the center of a wavy dashboard is enriched by the presence of the “InTouch” infotainment, which consists of two high-definition touch screens. There is no shortage of cameras and sensors used for parking assistance, integration with Apple and Android smartphones and support for voice commands. The perception generated is that of an environment with good build quality, mainly made up of soft plastics, leather and aluminum.
The Q50 is the first car in the world to adopt the “Direct Adaptive Steering” electronic steering system, which uses a clutch that is able to disconnect the command from the wheels. Therefore the management of the rack is entrusted to an electric motor to independently correct the trajectory of the car also intervening on the rim of the steering wheel itself. The Direct Adaptive Steering also has four different correction settings, and is also combined with the Active Lane Control system. Both features are offered as standard on petrol-powered versions (including hybrids), while they are paid for on diesel-fueled versions. The engines available are: 2.2 diesel 170HP; 2.0 petrol 210HP; 3.7 V6 petrol 330HP (subsequently reduced to 300HP); 3.0 “S” petrol 405HP and 3.5 V6 Hybrid 364HP.
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