Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Details
Named after an F1 circuit
Available V6 hybrid engine with Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system
Other engine options include 3.7L V6 and turbo-diesel 2.2L inline-4
For sale in AWD or RWD
A brand new new year also includes fresh new cars. In the Detroit Motor show starting this week you’ll see the good, the bad, and the absolutely ugly concepts that automakers have planned for the future. They aren’t your typical boring luxury cars, although one ongoing trend luxury automakers are starting bring is performance into its cars; for example take the Lexus RC F or even the Acura NSX that’s to come — they’re slapped with luxury automaker badges. These cars bring more towards the table.
Let it rest to Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury division, to decrease something that’s not bad instead of even ugly. Introducing the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, named for the section in ais among the most challenging and satisfying parts of any circuit within the F1 calendar, said Sebastian Vettel, Infiniti’s Director of Performance and four-time Formula One World Driver’s Champion for Infiniti Red Bull Racing. The speed through it, the initial compression, extreme lateral G-forces and blind apex, gives you a large rush. Get it right and it’s incredibly rewarding. But it can also catch you out.
The Q50 is a benchmark of technology and performance for Infiniti’s newest direction. The latest sedan takes styling cues from the Infiniti Essence Concept and retains the iconic Infiniti sport sedan shape. The automaker is calling it reasonably limited sports sedan infused with thelow and wide, passing it on an aggressive stance and road presence. Starting from the top will be the Q50’s signature double-arch front grille with a dark chrome matte finish. The double and curved air-vented hood is completely functional shoving cool air for the engine. The newest body design will offer enhanced airflow within the lower and upper body portions, resulting in a coefficient of drag of just .26; the Q50 is likewise featuring zero front and rear lift.
A variety of advanced engines are available for the Q50. First is really a 3.7-liter aluminum-alloy DOHC 24-valve V6 pumping out 328 horsepower and 269lb-ft of torque. The engine features Infiniti’s Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System(CVTCS) and Variable Valve Event and Lift(VVEL).
A high level hybrid powertrain that uses Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control is likewise available if you prefer a greener option. An innovative engine that combines a 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 and a compact laminated lithium-ion battery by using a one-motor/two-clutch motor control. Whilst the advanced 50kW electric motor is rated at 67hp and 214lb.-ft of torque, the V6 is rated at 302hp and 258lb.-ft of torque, giving the hybrid system a net power of 360hp. Not only will you get powerful acceleration but lean fuel economy as well.
Also available is the 2.2-liter, four cylinder turbo diesel engine. The motor will likely be producing a generous 170hp and 295lb.-ft of torque.
Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept wheels 02
Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept rear end
Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept front three quarter
All powertrains are mated with an advanced 7-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with manual shift mode and available steering column-mounted magnesium paddle shifters. The Q50 will be offered in rear-wheel drive and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive powertrains.
The amazing handling is cared for by the 4-wheel independent multi-link suspension. The front side of the car uses a single-pivot double-wishbone design, while the rear utilizes a multi-link design with coil springs and Dual Flow Path shock absorbers which useInside the interior Infiniti wanted to give the driver comfort and command. Special attention was paid to the driver position. A very high-grip sports steering wheel with you guessed it Formula One style paddle-shifters. The doors and center console have red-infused carbon fiber along with dark-chrome detailing to complement the outside. The front and rear seats incorporates a new design developed to help distribute body pressure across a wider range of the top seating surface. There’s no shy of technology within the cockpit either. A premium Bose audio system, two touch screens with hand gesture screen operation as well as a 24-hour usage of a live team of professional assistants called Infiniti Personal Assistant is few of the amazing features in the Q50.
In terms of safety the Infiniti Q50 is proven to be substantial. In 2013, the Q50 was awarded the highest scores possible for safety performance. The NHTSA awarded the Q50 five-stars for crash performance. This makes it within the safest premium sedan cars on the road today.