The introduction of the Infiniti Q50 sedan was a significant entry when it first debuted in 2013 as a 2014 model: replacing the successful G37, and more importantly, paving the way for the new definitive Infiniti design language – everything the Japanese luxury automaker produces today, from the full-size QX80 SUV to the sedan entry-level Q-series, all follow this strict, distinct styling philosophy. But in a hotly-contested segment of luxury sport sedans with able rivals like the BMW 3-series or Audi A4, the Infiniti Q50 needs to continue shining.
What’s new for 2015
A newcomer, nothing has changed since 2014, including the design. However, the Q50 stable has grown now offered in ten models: Q50 3.7, Q50 3.7 AWD, Q50 3.7 Premium, Q50 3.7 AWD Premium, Q50S 3.7, Q50S 3.7 AWD, Q50 Hybrid Premium, Q50 Hybrid AWD Premium, Q50S Hybrid and Q50S Hybrid AWD.
The only addition for 2015 is a good one: a new performance wheel package. The package includes 19-inch RAYS superlight forged aluminum-alloy wheels (245/40R19 front / 265/35R19 rear) wrapped in summer tires (non-run flat), plus a spare tire package. The wheels on the Infiniti Q50 in these photos are killer; with the long double-spoke design a nice contrast to the sculpted body design.
2015 Infiniti Q50 Key Specs:
- Engine: 3.7L V6, 24 valve
- Transmission: 7-speed shiftable automatic
- Drive Type: RWD or AWD
- Horsepower: 328 hp @ 7000 rpm
- Torque: 269 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
- Seats: 5
- Combined MPG: RWD = 23; AWD = 22