Infiniti decided to help its business clients with a new Q50 Executive version that adds the most advanced satellite navigation systems and a highly competitive finance package. The model is offered in SE Executive and Premium Executive versions, with either a manual or automatic transmission.
The model comes exclusively with a 2.2-liter, four-cylinder diesel engine that delivers a total of 168 horsepower. On top of respectable power, the 2.2-liter also delivers fuel economy of 64.2 mpg combined with a manual transmission and 58.9 mpg combined with the automatic.
Despite being developed for business people, the new Q50 Executive is also pretty fast, as it hits 60 mph in only 8.5 seconds.
The new Infiniti Q50 Executive is priced as follows: £29,870 ($48,500) for the SE Executive version with the manual gearbox and £31,420 ($51,000) for the one with the automatic gearbox, and £33,470 ($54,400) for the Premium Executive with the manual version and £35,020 ($56,800) for the version with the automatic gearbox.
Click past the jump to read more about the Infiniti Q50.
Infiniti unveiled the new Q50 at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show as a replacement for the G sedan. Along with the new name, the model also received a more dynamic design language, an updated interior look and a choice of two engines.
The base model is offered with an updated 3.7-liter, aluminum-alloy, V-6 engine that delivers a total of 328 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. There is also a hybrid version that combines a 3.5-liter, aluminum-alloy, V-6 with an innovative one-motor/two-clutch motor control for a total output of 363 horsepower.
Gallery Infiniti Q50
When the new Infiniti Q50 goes on sale, from mid November, a version specifically designed for business users will be included within the range. The ‘Executive’, will be equipped to suit the higher mileage user with one of the most advanced satellite navigation systems and a highly competitive finance package on offer.
Available as Executive and Premium Executive, with either manual or automatic transmission, the pricing starts from £29,870 and comes with a headline contract hire leasing rate of just £299.99 plus VAT per month (3+35 rentals, non maintenance, 10,000 miles a year). Higher specified versions, such as the Q50 Premium Executive with satellite navigation, heated and powered leather seats with memory and I-Key plus many other features, costs from £33,470 or with contract hire just £336.99 per month.
The Q50’s 114g/km CO2 rating (manual transmission) also delivers highly competitive benefit-in-kind tax bills for drivers. A 20 per cent taxpayer in 2013/14 will face a benefit-in-kind tax bill of just £83.45 a month (40 per cent taxpayer: £166.90) for the manual. Even in year three (2015/16) this rises to only £99.56 (£199.13). Lease costs and BIK liability for the automatic version are similarly competitive (see table).
The Infiniti Q50 Executive’s 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine boasts 170PS (168bhp) and 400Nm of pulling power for spirited acceleration (0-62mph in 8.5 seconds) with exceptional fuel economy: 64.2mpg in the manual and 58.9mpg in the automatic (combined cycle figures).
Infiniti UK Fleet Manager Hannah Bishop said: “A car of this size, power and standard specification for under £300 a month (plus VAT) is a very attractive and competitive proposition for the business user. The new Executive versions offer everything a driver expects in a car and a great deal more besides, such as our InTouch technology with dual touch-screens for a ready-to-go digital mobile office.”
Executive versions are available to order now with deliveries expected in mid November.