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Yet another mild update to the Q50 sedan

The Infiniti Q50 hit the market for the 2014 model year, and just two years later, Infiniti refreshed it for the 2016 model year. Well, instead of ushering in a new generation, Infiniti has decided to do another mild update for the 2018 model year, which includes a slightly different look outside, a revamped interior, and some new driver assistance features not previously available. Engine options include a 2.0-liter gasoline mill, a 2.2-liter turbodiesel, the 3.5-liter V-6, and a hybrid setup that combines a 3.5-liter V-6 and a 50-kW electric motor – giving the car a power output range of anywhere between 168 horsepower and 400 horsepower. The Q50 also makes use of Direct Adaptive Steering, a feature that Infiniti says is a “key building block to achieving fully-autonomous driving.” But, what is more important, is that each trim level will have its own stand-alone features and styling that will help it stand out in the lineup.

Roland Krueger, the President of Infiniti, said, “Infiniti seeks to empower our customers on their journey through their experience with us – whether it is our products, our technologies, our services, or simply a passion for driving. There is no better vehicle that incorporates all the elements of the Infiniti brand than the Q50 saloon.”

Now that the 2018 Infiniti Q5 has made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, we have lots to talk about, so let’s dive on in and take a closer look at it and how it compares to the competition.

Update 7/21/2017: Infiniti has announced pricing for the 2018 Infiniti Q50. It starts out at $34,200, a $150 increase over last year’s model, and increases to as much as $53,000 for the Red Sport 400 – an increase of $2,300 over last year’s model. Check out the prices section below for all of the details.

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Infiniti Q50, Q60, and Q70 to Ditch RWD Platform for Hybrid AWD Architecture Starting in 2021

Infiniti Q50, Q60, and Q70 to Ditch RWD Platform for Hybrid AWD Architecture Starting in 2021

Current versions will have to stay strong in the next three years

The Q50, Q60, and Q70 are all in dire need of generational evolution. But, don’t expect to see any of them until 2021 because Infiniti is still developing a new electrified platform with all-wheel drive that will take the reins from the aging FM rear-drive platform that’s currently underpinning all three models. Over the next three years, however, all three models will have to soldier on and hold the fort for Infiniti as it develops the next-generation platform that will underpin Infiniti’s models moving forward.

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2018 Infiniti Q50 Sport - Driven

2018 Infiniti Q50 Sport - Driven

Every time I drive an Infiniti sedan or sport coupe, I’m struck by how much performance you get for your money. My time in a 2018 Infiniti Q50 Sport was no exception to the rule.

I found myself kind of falling for the Q50 Sport. It was handsome, it handled well, and it had a honey of an engine. Any car that gets those fundamentals right will win my respect and admiration, even if I think some things could be improved.

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Bargain Buys: Performance Cars That You Can Score For Less Than $50,000

Bargain Buys: Performance Cars That You Can Score For Less Than $50,000

You don’t have to spend a fortune to buy these performance cars

Times like this, picking a sports car can get a little tricky, especially when money is no object. The range of options cuts across different segments and if you really want to make an impression, the cost of getting one could run up in the seven figures. But for those who don’t have the proverbial “unli-funds” at their disposal, buying a sports car becomes a little bit more difficult. For one, a large number of options are pulled off of the table because of their costs. Then there’s the prospect of availability.

But there is some good news. Just because money’s tight, doesn’t mean that the market becomes slim pickings. Far from it actually. Just lower those expectations, and you might find themselves having more than enough options to consider. And, since we’re in the business of helping others out, we’ve put up a list of some sweet performance rides that buyers can score for less than $50,000. I’m purposefully leaving out performance hatchbacks out of this list because they’re an entirely different category of their own. So we’re going with coupes and sedans, some of which can go as cheap as $20,000 while others can max out at or near the $50,000. The point is that they’re affordable and can put buyers one step closer to finally scoring that long-awaited performance car purchase.

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Pig-Designed Course Becomes The Testing Ground For The Infiniti Q50

Pig-Designed Course Becomes The Testing Ground For The Infiniti Q50

Somehow, Pigcasso ended up being the star of the ad, as well he should

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, leave it to the Japanese to open your eyes to a whole new world of possibilities, or at least in this case, “pig-ssibilities.” Poor attempt at humor aside, Nissan has come out with a new commercial for the Infiniti Q50 (not to be confused by its “Skyline” name in Japan) showcasing the sedan’s supposedly impressive Direct Adaptive Steering System. Not content with just bringing the Q50 to the thousands of test tracks scatter around our beautiful world, Nissan decided to create its own circuit, commissioning a pig to design it.

No, I’m not drunk. I really wrote that last sentence and Nissan actually did exactly that. To be fair, it didn’t just “hire” a normal pig to design the circuit; it actually tapped “Pigcasso,” the famous hog from South Africa who was saved from a slaughterhouse in May 2016 and developed a love for painting. I’m not making any of this up. Living up to his reputation, Pigcasso created what could very well be the single most difficult track design in the world, something that the Q50, with the help of racer Michael Krumm, would have to drive around. Nissan said that Krumm himself wasn’t privy to Pigcasso’s track design, which could explain the startled look on his face as he was trying to get his feel of the course. In the end, he managed to complete a lap of the track on the Q50, doing so while being told mid-lap about the identity of the swine who designed the whole thing. The video makes for a fascinating and admittedly entertaining watch, although having Pigcasso in it kind of pulled the attention away from Infiniti showcasing the Q50’s Direct Adaptive Steering System.

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2018 Infiniti Q50

2018 Infiniti Q50

Yet another mild update to the Q50 sedan

The Infiniti Q50 hit the market for the 2014 model year, and just two years later, Infiniti refreshed it for the 2016 model year. Well, instead of ushering in a new generation, Infiniti has decided to do another mild update for the 2018 model year, which includes a slightly different look outside, a revamped interior, and some new driver assistance features not previously available. Engine options include a 2.0-liter gasoline mill, a 2.2-liter turbodiesel, the 3.5-liter V-6, and a hybrid setup that combines a 3.5-liter V-6 and a 50-kW electric motor – giving the car a power output range of anywhere between 168 horsepower and 400 horsepower. The Q50 also makes use of Direct Adaptive Steering, a feature that Infiniti says is a “key building block to achieving fully-autonomous driving.” But, what is more important, is that each trim level will have its own stand-alone features and styling that will help it stand out in the lineup.

Roland Krueger, the President of Infiniti, said, “Infiniti seeks to empower our customers on their journey through their experience with us – whether it is our products, our technologies, our services, or simply a passion for driving. There is no better vehicle that incorporates all the elements of the Infiniti brand than the Q50 saloon.”

Now that the 2018 Infiniti Q5 has made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, we have lots to talk about, so let’s dive on in and take a closer look at it and how it compares to the competition.

Update 7/21/2017: Infiniti has announced pricing for the 2018 Infiniti Q50. It starts out at $34,200, a $150 increase over last year’s model, and increases to as much as $53,000 for the Red Sport 400 – an increase of $2,300 over last year’s model. Check out the prices section below for all of the details.

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What's The Best Sporty Luxury Sedan You Can Get For Less Than $50K?

What’s The Best Sporty Luxury Sedan You Can Get For Less Than $50K?

Four doors for fun

At its most basic, a sport sedan should be a happy balance between two competing philosophies. The “sport” half of the equation should make it engaging, both in the way it drives, and the way it looks. A sport sedan should issue a dose of adrenaline when the hammer is down, and be a willing dance partner in the corners. It’s also gotta draw attention, turning heads as it goes, making its owner pause momentarily after exiting and locking the doors. Then there’s the “sedan” bit. A sport sedan isn’t supposed to be stripped down and basic – practicality and comfort are paramount. Often used as a daily driver, backside coddling should be there in abundance, complementing the car’s speed potential, rather than taking away from it. All told, it’s a big ask, but this segment has plenty of contenders vying for the title of best. In this comparison, we look at six of the top entries and sort them out, from first to last.

Listed in alphabetical order, this comparison will take a look at the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Chrysler 300, Infiniti Q50, Jaguar XE, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. We’ve evaluated each in terms of exterior aesthetics, interior comfort and technology, powertrain and drivetrain specs, and chassis and handling. We’ve also included a glut of info in chart and graph form to help you make a quick comparison. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the best sporty luxury sedan you can get for less than $50,000.

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Infiniti Q50 Brings Innovative Technologies To Geneva

Infiniti Q50 Brings Innovative Technologies To Geneva

Slight visual updates add to improved technologies

The Q50 sedan is Infiniti’s best-selling model, having sold nearly 210,000 examples around the world since its launch for the 2013 model year. Now for the 2018 model year, the car receives some updated technology, an improved interior, and some slight visual tweaks to keep it current. In addition, the Q50 receives every active driving aid Infiniti can include, making the sedan the most technologically advanced in the brand’s lineup.

When introducing the 2018 Q50 at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Infiniti president Roland Krueger said, “Infiniti seeks to empower our customers on their journey through their experience with us – whether it is our products, our technologies, our services, or simply a passion for driving. There is no better vehicle that incorporates all the elements of the Infiniti brand than the Q50 saloon.”

It seems Nissan is pouring more money and paying more attention to its luxury/sport brand. Now much of the Q50 remains unchanged. It’s basic design, its interior, and even the powertrain lineup are all familiar. The devil is in the details, in this case. You’ll have to look closely to spot the changes, but the updates certainly seem to help the Q50’s quest at competing with the German and American big-wigs.

Keep reading to see what has changed for the 2018 model year.

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2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Signature Edition

2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Signature Edition

Probably the best deal you can get from Infiniti in 2017

One of Infiniti’s newest nameplates, the Q50 was launched for the 2014 model year and it has already received a facelift for 2016. Changes included minor nips and tucks, a new adaptive steering, and a Red Sport 400 trim with more power and aggressive looks. Alongside the in-house made 3.0-liter V-6 and hybrid drivetrains, the Q50 also uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas unit and a 2.1-liter diesel engine, both borrowed from Mercedes-Benz. At the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Infiniti introduced the Signature Edition, a limited-edition model based on the 3.0t trim.

The second model to get the Signature Edition package after the QX80 SUV, this new Q50 adds a few extra standard features, while its pricing was set below that of the model it is based on.

"Building on the Q50’s, award-winning performance and engineering excellence, we saw an opportunity to combine our sport sedan’s most popular features with even more distinguished style," said Randy Parker, vice president of Infiniti Americas. “We are continuously looking for ways to empower the drive for our customers, and we did just that with the addition of the Q50 3.0t Signature Edition to the 2017 Q50 lineup."

The Q50 3.0t Signature Edition went on sale in February 2017, joining a comprehensive lineup that includes four trims in various configurations.

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Cosmetic, Technology Upgrades Highlight 2017 Infiniti Q50

Cosmetic, Technology Upgrades Highlight 2017 Infiniti Q50

Plenty of new digs for Infiniti’s BMW 3 Series fighter

The Infiniti QX Sport Concept may be the highlight of Infiniti’s participation at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and the introduction of the company’s new VC-Turbo variable compression engine may have the most long-term importance. But sitting in the corner of the automaker’s booth is the 2017 Infiniti Q50, arguably the most important car in the company’s entire lineup. See, the Q50 belongs in the premium compact sedan segment where it competes against some industry titans, including the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes C-Class. For the Q50 to make an impression, it has to stand out against those models and for the 2017 model, Infiniti is banking on some exterior and interior upgrades, as well as some new tech offerings to get the job done.

It’s a tall task to ask for the Q50 to line up against the 3 Series and the C-Class, but expect it to hold on its own. For the most part, the Q50 has done just that with impressive sales totals, enough at least to become the best-selling Infiniti in North America in 2015. To keep that momentum going, the Japanese automaker has rolled out a fresh batch of new exterior colors, ranging from Midnight Black, Pure White, and Dynamic Sunstone Red. The sedan’s interior also benefitted from a new Designer Pack that comes with new colors – Graphite or Java Brown – for the quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery, a new open-pore dark wood veneer, dark chrome trim, and black roof lining.

On the tech side, Euro-spec models of the Q50 will be able to get the company’s new Telematic Control Unit system, allowing owners the opportunity to remotely control various functions of the car through the convenience of their own smartphones. It’s not a revolutionary tech by any stretch, but it’s a first for Infiniti. That counts in the grand scheme of things, right?

Outside of these upgrades, the Q50 still has the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine that puts out 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque or 400 horses and 350 pound-feet of torque depending on the trim level.

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Ignition Takes A Look At The Inifiniti Q50 Red Sport 400: Video

Ignition Takes A Look At The Inifiniti Q50 Red Sport 400: Video

Is it as good as the Q50 Eau Rouge?

The Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 is not the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge. It’s a pity because the Eau Rouge was supposed to be the alter-ego of the Nissan GT-R, or at least that was the plan until Infiniti surprisingly shelved the car. So instead of the Q50 Eau Rouge, Nissan’s luxury brand decided to bestow the range-topping trim mantle to the Q50 Red Sport 400. It’s not that the Red Sport 400 is a bad car because it’s far from one. It’s got a nice look. It’s got 400 horsepower on tap. It’s also available in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. But is it really the kind of car that will make fans of the brand forget that, at one point in time, Infiniti was this close to having its own version of Godzilla?

Ignition’s Jason Cammisa sought to answer that question when he took a close look at the Q50 Red Sport 400. He lays out the foundation for the car, including spiels on its power (400 horses and 350 pound-feet of torque) and features (a new version of Infiniti’s Direct Adaptive Steering system). According to Camissa, the Red Sport 400’s steer-by-wire system not only makes it the the first car to have this kind of steering, but it was also put in place as a “building block towards autonomous driving.”

There’s a lot to digest with Camissa’s review, and while he sometimes relies too much on his zany attempts at humor, he still does a good job touting the pros and cons of the car, right to the point wherein you start wondering if Infiniti should have just green-lit the Q50 Eau Rouge.

For what it’s worth, the Red Sport 400 is a nice car. But there’s just a voice in the back of my head that will forever wonder if Infiniti would’ve been better off using the Eau Rouge as its top-of-the-line model. Something to think about, right?

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2016 Infiniti Q50

2016 Infiniti Q50

Infiniti keeps the ball rolling into 2017

The Infiniti Q50 is a relatively fresh face in the world of compact luxury sedans, evolving from the G-Series model line as recently as 2013. But while the nameplate might be new, it still brings that time-tested combination of snappy good looks, high-tech features, and healthy performance potential – exactly what you’d expect from a prime segment contender. Consequently, the Q50 is one of Infiniti’s most popular models in the North American market, with sales numbers that seem to be growing all the time. To keep that momentum rolling, the Q50 just got a light refresh for the 2017 model year, including new paint options, a new interior package, and upgraded infotainment.

Of course, all that is on top of the major update implemented just last year, which included revised suspension tuning, and a few very impressive engine options. However, the biggest attention-grabber is undoubtedly the 400-horsepower twin-turbo V-6 that takes top honors on the trim level totem pole. While far removed from the 560-horsepower, GT-R-derived, M3-eating Q50 Eau Rouge concept we were all hoping for, rest assured the range-topping Q50 is still no slouch.

Does Infiniti have what it takes to bring the fight to the Germans? Read on to find out.

Updated 10/04/2016: Infiniti was at the 2016 Paris Motor Show with the refreshed Q50. Check out the review for all the latest on the 2017 model year.

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2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400

2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400

Infiniti cracks its whip at the compact luxury segment with the Q50 Red Sport 400

The Infiniti Q50 has only been around since 2013, but for the 2016 model year, Infiniti decided to give its compact luxury sedan a little makeover. The makeover didn’t yield any impressive results outside really, but it did bring an updated infotainment system, revised suspension, and some provocative changes in the drivetrain department. The best part about the 2016 update, however, is the new range-topping trim – the Q50 Red Sport 400.

As you probably guessed, the “400” stands for 400 horsepower, which is, well, amazing. It’s not as bad ass as the 560-horsepower Q50 Eau Rouge concept, but it’s still pretty damn good. In addition to having 400 horsepower, the Q50 Red Sport 400 is available in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, because who want’s 400 ponies going to just the front wheels? That much power deserves at least rear-wheel treatment. Randy Parker, the Vice President of Infiniti Americas, said, “The Q50 Red Sport 400 carves out a unique space in the sports sedan segment – with no other rival offering this much horsepower priced under $50,000.”

The Q50 Red Sport 400 boasts more than just power, though. It also has a number of enhancements only available to this upper-trim line. If you’re planning on comping a Q50 for yourself, this is the one you want to get. So, with that said, let’s take a good look at the Q50 Red Sport 400 and what makes it stand out in the Q50 line.

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Could Still Happen

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Could Still Happen

The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge may not be dead just yet, although don’t expect to see it anytime in the near future. Speaking with Auto Express, Infiniti president Roland Kruger said that plans to build the Q50 Eau Rouge haven’t been completely shelved amid earlier reports that the company was shifting its focus on volume products for the foreseeable future.

Turns out, Infiniti still has plans for the Q50 Eau Rouge. It just won’t be in the cards for the time being. Instead, the company will continue its goal of building the brand on the road to becoming a fixture in the global market. That would involve launching models that would drive demand and raise the brand’s awareness, especially in markets where Infiniti is still tapping into.

It’s still unclear how the Q50 Eau Rouge is going to fit into these plans in the future but Kruger did hint that there’s a place for the performance model in the company’s overall lineup. It’s an admittedly surprising reversal of fortune for the Q50, which was said to have been buried when Kruger took over as company president after his predecessor, Johan de Nysschen, left for Cadillac. Remember, it was de Nysschen who had big plans for the Q50 Eau Rouge after the high-performance car’s debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

De Nysschen’s departure for Cadillac was thought to have flipped the script on the Q50, and for a time, it did appear that Infiniti’s new decision-makers weren’t as keen on pursuing a high-performance model. But, now that it’s been cleared up, fans of the Q50 Eau Rouge should be exhaling a big sigh of relief.

The model isn’t dead just yet. It’s just not in the company’s immediate plans. As soon as Infiniti accomplishes its goal of becoming a bigger player in the global luxury car market, then it’s going to turn its attention to developing a halo model. That could very well be the Q50 Eau Rouge.

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2016 Infiniti Q50 Sound Studio by Bose

2016 Infiniti Q50 Sound Studio by Bose

Infiniti and Bose have been working on delivering premium audio quality in cars ever since the Japanese brand started selling vehicles in 1989, six years after the Massachusetts-based company, Bose, introduced the industry’s first custom-engineered, factory-installed sound systems in a number of GM-built vehicles. More than 25 years have passed since then, and Infiniti continues to use Bose sound systems. For 2016, Bose created a bespoke surround sound system for a limited-edition Q50 sedan that will be sold in the U.K.

Dubbed Q50 Sound Studio by Bose, the sedan promises to be the "ultimate music lovers’ car" and announces a new era for the audio collaboration between Infiniti and Bose. Even though this special edition isn’t slated to cross the pond to North America, the sound system is likely to become available not only on future Q50 models, but on other U.S.-spec Infiniti vehicles as well.

Until that happens, let’s have a closer look at Bose’s new, state-of-the-art surround sound system.

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Nissan Drops Production Versions of IDx and Q50 Eau Rouge

Nissan Drops Production Versions of IDx and Q50 Eau Rouge

It’s been a year since Infiniti showcased the F1-inspired 2014 Q50 Eau Rouge at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, with strong hints that the Nissan GT-R-powered sedan would morph into a production car sooner than later. The brainchild of Johan de Nysschen, the Eau Rouge was at one point described as a limited-edition car — with only a few hundred built a year — that could cost around $100,000. As de Nysschen left Infiniti last summer to become the head of Cadillac, we feared the Q50 Eau Rouge project would be shelved, and a recent report confirms the high-performance sedan won’t see the light of day as a production car.

According to Auto News, no fewer than three concept cars that only last year were hinted at as future production offerings have been dropped as the honchos at Nissan and Infiniti have decided both brands should focus on volume products for the time being. Unfortunately, the Q50 Eau Rouge is among the projects that got the axe, since the high-performance sedan wouldn’t fit in Nissan’s strategy for more global market share. It’s a rather sad report for enthusiasts who were hoping to see the GT-R’s high-output, V-6 engine propel a beefed-up version of the Q50 family sedan.

On the other hand, with de Nysschen already pulling the strings at Cadillac, it’s not exactly shocking that Infiniti put the Eau Rouge on ice.

Unfortunately, there’s more bad news coming from Nissan, as it appears the Japanese automaker is dropping the BladeGlider and IDx concepts from the production drawing board as well. Unveiled in 2013, the former is essentially a shrunken version of Nissan’s DeltaWing race car developed specifically for road use. Unique by appearance, the BladeGlider features a narrow front track, a carbon-fiber body, a center-mounted driver’s seat, and electric power. In 2014, Andy Palmer, then global product planning chief at Nissan, said the BladeGlider would be manufactured for U.S. consumption in the near future. Because Palmer has left to become CEO of Aston Martin, it appears that the BladeGlider was abandoned.

The IDx is the third concept car to get the curtains. Also backed by Palmer, the IDx was penned as a rear-wheel-drive sports car that recalled the Datsun 510, particularly known for winning the under-2.5-liter class of the Trans Am Series in 1971 and 1972. In late 2013, Palmer said the IDx would arrive in Nissan showrooms as part of a new sports car strategy that includes the 370Z and the bonkers GT-R. Needless to say, it’s pretty clear that Palmer’s move to Aston Martin helped bury the IDx in Nissan’s "cool concept cars we will never produce" drawer. This one’s particularly upsetting if you ask me, as the Datsun 510 is among my all-time favorite Japanese classics.

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge May be Put on Ice

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge May be Put on Ice

Prepare for your dreams to be dashed, ladies and gentlemen. Word has it that the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, long thought to be headed for production, just might not make that trip after all. Instead, Infiniti’s super sedan could be headed to the shelves if a Facebook post from former CEO Johan de Nysschen is to be believed. According to Jalopnik, de Nysschen was quoted in a private post saying that there were rumors that Noboru Tateishi, a senior engineer and Nissan’s corporate vice president, is planning to ice the Q50 Eau Rouge now that he isn’t around to pressure him.

It’s been well chronicled that de Nysschen and former Infiniti chairman Andy Palmer were the two guys who championed the production of the Q50 Eau Rouge. But now that both are gone — de Nysschen now heads Cadillac and Palmer has the same role at Aston Martin — the four-door luxury sports sedan doesn’t have nearly the same amount of support as it once had. That could be a big reason why the current bigwigs at Nissan and Infiniti have gone cold on the idea of building a production version of the model in the near future.

Hopefully, de Nysschen simply heard wrong or probably heard some whispers that were taken out of context. I think it would be a huge blow to Infiniti if the Q50 Eau Rouge, considered as the four-door doppelgänger of the Nissan GT-R, ends up becoming the biggest tease in the auto industry since the 2005 Ford GR-1 Concept.

Cross your fingers that this isn’t true. We don’t want to see all that time spent testing and developing the car to be this awesome go to waste.

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2015 Infiniti Q50 NGTC Race Car

2015 Infiniti Q50 NGTC Race Car

Getting back into civilian life after serving in the armed forces can be an enormously difficult task, especially for injured veterans. Thankfully, the world of auto racing is here to help. Infiniti is partnering with Support Our Paras, a charity benefiting the British Parachute Regiment, to make a bid in the British Touring Car Championship. Working with a race team brings focus and a common goal to strive towards, thus creating a sense of normality for those coming home from war. To this end, the team will consist of several injured paratroopers who will prepare and maintain the cars throughout the BTCC season. Ultimately, the team hopes to develop a veteran to take the spot behind the wheel.

“We’ve set ourselves a number of significant, but achievable targets,” Team Principal Derek Palmer stated in a press release. “Of course we are aware of the challenges ahead of us, but with the united forces of The Paras and Infiniti, we believe we have the power to deliver results in the BTCC.”

Updated 01/07/2015: ‘Infiniti Support Our Paras Racing’ team just announced a new livery for one of its two NGTC Infiniti Q50 race cars that will be raced this season at the Dunlop British Touring Car Championship.

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Win A Ride In The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype

Win A Ride In The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype

Infiniti’s got something special in store for its fans at the 2014 F1 U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on November 2nd. Unfortunately, it doesn’t involve riding a Red Bull RB10. But it does have something to do with reigning F1 World Champion Sebasitan Vettel and the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge. Interested now?

Infiniti’s launching a competition and it wants its fans to submit their #InfinitiRaceFace. What does that mean, exactly? I’m not quite sure myself, although I do think it involves contorting your face to show what it would look like if it’s being hit by winds in excess of 180 mph. I suppose the most original race face will get the nod, or at least something that resembles the attached photo Infiniti included with its press release.

In any case, we’re all welcome to submit our entries by following @InfinitiUSA on either Twitter or Instagram. Once that’s done, we then take a photo of our best race face, post it on either site and use #InfinitiRaceFace.

If you win, you get a chance to ride shotgun with Vettel as he takes the Q50 Eau Rouge out for a hot-lap around downtown Austin. Pretty sweet, right?

All entries will be accepted from September 23rd through October 8th. You can also check out the official rules and guidelines for the competition at Infiniti’s US website.

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Infiniti Considers BMW 4 Series Competitor

Infiniti Considers BMW 4 Series Competitor

Japanese luxury automaker Infiniti has revealed plans to expand its lineup by launching a competitor for the BMW 4 Series. Speaking to Top Gear at the opening of the company’s new automotive design facility in London, Infiniti chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura confirmed the manufacturer will introduce a brand-new two-door coupe by 2015. The new vehicle will be slightly larger than a BMW 4 Series, but smaller than the 6 Series, Nakamura added, hinting that the coupe could be a two-door version of the Infiniti Q50.

"I want to make a two-door coupe. It’s coming, you’ll see it within one year. It’ll be a production version," the representative told Top Gear. Asked whether this 4 Series competitor will spawn a rival for the high-performance M4, Nakamura admitted such a vehicle is also being considered, but it all depends on whether or not the Q50 Eau Rouge is approved for production. That’s right folks, the GT-R powered Eau Rouge could hit the street in coupe guise as well, but that might not happen very soon.

"We are still working on the Q50 Eau Rouge, and we don’t want to give up on that, but the business case is not that easy," Nakamura continued. Well, that’s not exactly confirmation, but as long as the Eau Rouge is still on the cards, we have reasons to hope the BMW M4 is getting yet another friend to play with.

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Video: Infiniti "Chasing The Edge" Featuring the Q50 Eau Rouge

Video: Infiniti "Chasing The Edge" Featuring the Q50 Eau Rouge

It’s the face-to-face battle we’ve all been waiting for. This one, though, is a little bit different. A lot different, actually. We’ve seen supercars line up side by side before. That’s old news. What we haven’t seen is a sports saloon take on a race track with a particular corner that the car gets its name from. Ladies and gentlemen, in the red corner we have the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge. In the blue corner, we have the Spa-Francorchamps featuring the legendary Eau Rouge turn.

At some point, we all knew this would happen. The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge won’t be able to earn its name without taking on the famous section of the race track. Fortunately, Infiniti, with some help from Red Bull, made it happen, turning the event into a short feature film called “Chasing The Edge”.

Infiniti’s Director of Performance and four-time Formula One World Drivers’ Champion Sebastian Vettel took the enviable task of running the Q50 Eau Rouge around the track as part of a social media-driven race against U.S. driver Parker Kligerman and Nine-Ball World Champion snooker player Pan Xiaoting of China.

Watch the video and find out what happened when the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge finally met its namesake.

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Infiniti Aims to Secure US Trademark for "Eau Rouge" Name

Infiniti Aims to Secure US Trademark for "Eau Rouge" Name

Every one of us here at TopSpeed is foaming at the mouth to see the Q50 Eau Rouge take production form, but there may be a handful of roadblocks ahead. On January 8th, Infiniti filed a trademark application for the super-sedan’s "Eau Rouge" name, and the patent office has yet to approve it. It is almost a certainty that the patent office will approve it, but it will then go up for contention, and this is where the issues may pop up.

You see, the Eau Rouge name is actually inspired the famous uphill bend on the Spa-Francorchamps course owned by the Wallonian government. Though there is no American trademark on the name, the track does have the "L’Eau Rouge" name registered with the European Union’s trademark office. This would give the track and its owners legal grounds to contest the name, which could spell trouble for Infiniti.

Contention would ultimately give Infiniti two options. Option 1: change the name altogether. Option 2: pay Spa-Francorchaps a sum for each vehicle sold, much like GM did to SCCA for using the Trans Am name.

It is doubtful that the racetrack’s owners would turn down an offer to make a couple bucks with each vehicle sold just to use the nickname. Race tracks are notoriously expensive to run and go bankrupt regularly, so the extra cash flow for simply signing off on Infiniti using the name would likely be welcome.

We’ll keep an eye on this situation and update you as soon as the trademark issue is addressed.

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2015 Infiniti Q50L

2015 Infiniti Q50L

Introduced in 2013 for the 2014 model year, the Infiniti Q50 replaced the G series as the company’s luxury compact sedan. Inspired by a series of concept cars launched over the last decade, the Q50 is mainly aimed at the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. In the United States, the sedan is offered with two different drivetrains, and in either rear-wheel- or all-wheel-drive configurations. The base model is fitted with a potent, 3.7-liter, V-6 engine that delivers 328 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The range-topping sedan, on the other hand, is motivated by a hybrid drivetrain consisting of a 3.5-liter V-6 and an electric motor. Combined output sits at 369 ponies and a whopping 403 pound-feet of twist. As we’re moving closer to the 2015 model year, Infiniti is expanding the Q50 lineup by adding a long-wheelbase version.

Dubbed Q50L, the elongated sedan will be sold exclusively in China, a market very fond of longer-than-usual vehicles that offer extra legroom in the back. The Japanese luxury sedan will compete against a host of other long-wheelbase compacts that have yet to be launched in the United States, including products from Audi, Mercedes-Benz and even Cadillac.

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Video: Infiniti Q50 Morphs Into Eau Rouge

Video: Infiniti Q50 Morphs Into Eau Rouge

This is arguably one of the coolest promo videos we’ve seen in quite some time. It’s for the Infiniti Q50, or to be more specific, it’s transformation from the Q50 into the beastly Q50 Eau Rouge. Obviously, the full moon effect was used to highlight that fact akin to how werewolves rise whenever there’s a full moon. Oh, and guess what, a wolf even makes a cameo in the video!

Then there’s the Q50 Eau Rouge’s hesitancy to drive through a lighted tunnel, a fear that proved to be real when it turned back into the Q50 under the glare of all those tunnel lights. Once the sun starts to rise, the Q50 Eau Rogue makes hasty to return to its owner, but not before reverting back to Q50 form just as the owner/driver leaves the house to get into the car.

It’s a great ad that points out a lot of things about the Q50 Eau Rouge. My favorite, and something I just thought of now: the Q50 Eau Rouge is the automotive personification of a car that is actually a wolf hiding in sheep’s clothing.

That’s an appropriate use of an age-old figure of speech, right?

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Forza 5 Adds Five More Cars Alongside Rolls Royce Wraith

Forza 5 Adds Five More Cars Alongside Rolls Royce Wraith

You may have seen our awesome interview and screenshots of the newly announced Rolls Royce Wraith for Forza Motorsport 5, but that isn’t the only car that is being released today. Along with the new Rolls, Forza Motorsport 5 is getting five other cars that cover a broad range of cars. We have the future of America’s muscle car, the future of formula racing, and we even have the future of super sedans too. There is also a little something special for Top Gear fans included as well.

I’m not one for spoiling surprises, so you will just have to click through to see what new cars are in store for all you Xbox One and Forza Motorsport 5 owners.

If you see something you like, don’t forget, the pack is available now and it is 100-percent free. It is only a side thing to note, but if you use a racing wheel with your Xbox, the new car pack and included updates adds a little polishing to the code to make those work better too.

Read on to discover what other new cars are joining the Forza Motorsport 5 roster

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Video: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Running the Goodwood Hillclimb

Video: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Running the Goodwood Hillclimb

The Goodwood Festival of Speed isn’t lacking with things to do or see. Turn your attention from one thing and you may miss something extremely important. For some people, that’s exactly what happened when they missed the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype taking a run up the Goodwood track. Fortunately, there’s a video of the high-performance sedan taking on the Goodwood hill.

Red Bull F1 driver Sébastien Buemi even made an appearance to test out the Q50 Eau Rouge prototype. Sure, it’s not exactly reigning world champ Sebastian Vettel or even teammate Daniel Ricciardo, but it’s still an F1 driver, even if it comes with a "test driver" label.

In the end, it sure looked like a fast and powerful sedan befitting the name Infiniti gave it. You can’t do any better after all, especially when you consider that the Q50 Eau Rouge packs the Nissan GT-R’s 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-6 engine that injects 568 horsepower into the luxury rig.

Hopefully, we see more of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge in the future, and we mean a production model in Infiniti dealerships. The time has come, Infiniti.

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2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed - Preview

2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed - Preview

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is only 21 years old. That’s very young when compared to other automotive events; but make no mistake, this annual gathering has grown to become one of the most important racing happenings in the world. The festival attracts not only historic and modern race cars alike, but also a host of past and present drivers to hoon some of the coolest vehicles up the Goodwood hill.

The event is getting better and better with each edition, and 2014 is no exception. With nearly 10 debuts set to take place in West Sussex, England, and with iconic drivers such as Richard Petty, Al Unser, John Surtees and Emerson Fittipaldi having already confirmed their presence, this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is shaping up to be one hell of a spectacle.

NASCAR’s "King" Petty will arrive to drive his legendary No. 43 Plymouth Belvedere through the course, while Unser will hoon the 1978 Penske Lola-Cosworth racer in which he won his third Indy 500. And that’s only a mere fraction of the action scheduled between June 26th and 29th.

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype will Roar its V-6 Engine at Goodwood

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype will Roar its V-6 Engine at Goodwood

The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype will make its first ever dynamic appearance at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The running prototype, which debuted at the Beijing Auto Show earlier this year, previews a production sedan that could pack the exact same engine found in the Nissan GT-R.

Aimed at high-performance sedans like the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, the Q50 Eau Rouge could cost as much as $100,000, Infiniti boss Johan de Nysschen revealed earlier this month. With such a hefty sticker attached to its name, it’s not at all surprising that Infiniti is looking to attract as much attention as possible prior to firing up the assembly line.

And what better venue to do that than the Goodwood Festival of Speed? Sure, the Q50 might seem out of context among the classic race cars and the modern supercars attending the British event, but make no mistake, there’s a Nissan GT-R heart pumping under that four-door body.

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Could Cost $100,000

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Could Cost $100,000

As the development of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge is inching closer to production, the company is finally revealing more details about its upcoming super sedan. And there’s plenty of information for us to chew on coming straight from Infiniti boss Johan de Nysschen.

Speaking to Motor Trend, de Nysschen confirmed the Q50 Eau Rouge will be aimed at high-performance sedans such as the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, but stressed that the special-edition Q50 will be more exclusive than its German counterparts. Specifically, Infiniti plans to build between 250 and 500 units a year, making it one of the rarest high-performance cars in the segment.

But like in most cases, exclusivity comes with a hefty price tag, and the Eau Rouge, according to de Nysschen, could cost as much as $100,000. That’s nearly $40,000 more than the base BMW M3 and definitely more than what most people are willing to spend on an Infiniti, even if it’s a performance vehicle carrying a Nissan GT-R engine under the hood.

While paying in excess of $100,000 for an Infiniti doesn’t make much sense, it appears that the expensive sticker is also related to a short, two-year life cycle and a complicated assembly process that involves plenty of meticulous handwork.

"We are probably also looking at 250-500 units a year. So that’s low volume. And we probably have, in terms of my current expectation, only a two-year life cycle. So you have to amortize the development across that volume, and with a hand-built car, you have very high unit costs. Candidly, I assume, the current state of the business plan indicates that we will probably subsidize each car in order to keep it within reach," de Nyssche told Motor Trend.

When asked if the 560-horsepower engine borrowed from the Nissan GT-R will find its way into future Infiniti products, the representative said the VR38DETT mill could motivate "a high-end coupe, a real high-performance luxury 4-seater," and the upcoming Q60. Needless to say, it all depends on the technical feasibility and the success of the Q50 Eau Rouge.

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Running Prototype Debuts In Beijing

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Running Prototype Debuts In Beijing

The development of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge is inching closer and closer to production. At the Beijing Auto Show, we got a clearer picture of where Infiniti stood with the development of the car when it announced that it had already built and track tested a prototype version of the concept and that it had officially become an engineering feasibility study.

We’re trying not to be too excited, but really, how can you not be, right?

According to Infiniti, the Q50 Eau Rouge prototype is moving further along in its testing, having already done on-track dynamics testing at the Millbrook Proving Ground with four-time Formula One champion and Infiniti’s Director of Performance Sebastian Vettel at the center of all the testing.

It doesn’t get any better than that for Infiniti having Vettel part of the development of the Q50 Eau Rouge. But Vettel’s involvement is just one aspect of the overall scope of the process that leads to the production model of the vehicle. Apparently, Infiniti is also planning to refine and test out the car’s aerodynamic performance, as it announced that the prototype has been dropped by 15 to 20 mm (0.59 to 0.78 inches) and this has shown better under-car airflow, but they think they can do even better with flat, under-car panels.

Some people might scoff at the time and money Infiniti is spending on the developing the Q50 Eau Rouge. But people have to understand what the car means to the company. After all, you only need to look at Infiniti’s parent company, Nissan, and its GT-R to understand what it would do for Infiniti if the Q50 Eau Rouge lives up to all the hype.

This model could very well end up being Godzilla’s carbon-fiber-clad and better-dressed cousin. So, yeah, it’s a pretty big deal that Infiniti is doing all it can to ensure that every development phase of the Q50 Eau Rouge is given full and undivided attention.

"Taking the decision to build and develop a prototype of the Q50 Eau Rouge concept following the positive response we received in Detroit and Geneva, was a logical next step for us in our evaluation process," said Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company Limited.

Once its completed, the high-performance sedan is being tipped as the crown jewel of Infiniti’s lineup, one that features the very best of the GT-R’s monstrous power and the technology of Formula One combined into one.

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Infiniti Will Bring Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype to Life in Beijing

Infiniti Will Bring Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype to Life in Beijing

The breathtaking Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge is inching closer to production. That’s a fact! There’s no word when the company will start accepting checks for lightning-fast sedan, but the Japanese automaker have just announced they will be showcasing new footage with the Eau Rouge at the Beijing Auto Show later this month.

Unfortunately, the prototype Infiniti’s performance division has been working on the past months won’t be displayed during the event, but new details, as well as part of the development process, will be revealed in China. Considering what this vehicle has to offer, we can keep our shirts on for a while longer.

While the manufacturer declined to go into specifics in its latest press blast, it did mention that the sports sedan was put through a series of grueling tests at UK’s Millbrook Proving Ground facility.

Trials were carried out by four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel, Infiniti’s Director of Performance and the man behind the beefed up version of the FX that was launched a few years back. You can see the video of these tests above.

Further info will become available on April 20, so make sure you tune in for the full details.

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Why Infiniti Needs the Q50 Eau Rouge and Needs it Now

The Eau Rouge knocked our socks off at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. I mean, with Godzilla guts in a four-door luxury sedan, how can you go wrong? With rumblings about the GT-R-powered luxo-rig heading into the "project" phase, according to Infiniti boss Johan de Nysschen, we need to talk about why production must happen and must happen soon.

First of all, Infiniti is finally gaining momentum in the luxury realm that it has never had before. For many years, many luxury buyers turned their noses up at the Infiniti brand as re-badged Nissans, and not on par with BMW, Mercedes and Audi. Now with all of the new goodies rolling out, like the RC F — the entire RC lineup for that matter — the more streamlined naming system, and a distinct line of separation drawn between loaded-out Nissans and base-level Infinitis, the brand is primed to make a move against upper-level Bimmers and Mercedes. And the Q50 Eau Rouge is the perfect model to take on the M5 and E63 AMG.

Secondly, you finally have a man in charge in Johan de Nysschen who know what the hell he’s doing with a luxury brand. He’s spoken before about de-Americanizing the Infiniti brand, which is precisely what most top-level luxury car buyers want. That’s not a knock on American cars, it’s just that top-level luxury car buyers aren’t shopping at Cadillac... It was this type of out-of-the-box thinking that allowed de Nysschen to turn the Audi brand into a winner, and the Eau Rouge is a model that vastly de-Americanizes the brand and gives Infiniti the halo car it needs to draw fence-riding buyers into dealers.

Third, it also helps the GT-R. Sure, halo cars are often loss-leaders that are only there to generate interest in the brand. But the development of a production-version Q50 Eau Rouge will spread the cost of building the GT-R’s drivetrain over two models, which will lower overall production cost per car. That will drive up profits — or lower loss — for both the Eau Rouge and the GT-R.

Finally, it opens up GT-R performance those of us who have families or don’t want our guts rattled loose by the GT-R’s harsh suspension. Plus, the added luxury will satisfy buyers that need a better-equipped cabin than the GT-R can offer, but still want incredible performance.

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2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge

2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge

Named after one of the greatest corners in modern racing, the Q50 Eau Rouge concept is a combination of Infiniti luxury and Red Bull F1 aggression. It previews what Infiniti thinks would be possible if they were given a blank check to create an outrageous sports sedan.

Based on the Q50 sports sedan, the Eau Rouge is a visual overhaul that features materials and design insight from the current F1 World Championship team of Infiniti Red Bull Racing. Much of the exterior design of the Eau Rouge features bespoke components with very few of the body panels shared with its tamer sibling.

Infiniti has stated that they would consider putting an engine with a power output of more than 500 ponies if a car like the Eau Rouge would be put in production. Ladies and Gentleman what you see here is a preview to a GT-R powered Infiniti.

Updated 03/04/2014: Geneva is here and Infiniti has finally lifted the veil from the beast beneath the hood of the Q50 Eau Rouge. Unsurprisingly, it is the same 3.8-liter V-6 found in the GT-R. See more after the jump.

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2014 Geneva Motor Show Preview

2014 Geneva Motor Show Preview

Time has grown short in our wait for the 2014 Geneva Auto Showto begin in the little Swiss city of Geneva. The main media festivities are set to take place March 4th and 5th with the show remaining in full swing throughout the week for the general public. There will be plenty of new cars debuting for the first time along with numerous cars with minor updates.

While the actual list is incredibly long, we’ve compiled a condensed version of the main vehicles on display that are either new or show a significant update over their outgoing counterpart. As the event rolls on, we’ll be bringing you the brand new information straight from the automakers regarding their latest models. Be sure to watch out for news on the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge’s powertrain, Subaru’s plans with the Viziv 2 Concept, and if Volkswagen will bring their Golf GTE to the United States.

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World Car of the Year Candidates Officially Announced

Every year, hundreds of motoring journalists from all over the world descend upon New York City for the New York International Auto Show. Among the new car reveals, fancy parties and exciting concepts, the New York Auto Show also plays host to the World Car of the Year Awards.

This prestigious award is handed out by a collection of experienced automotive journalists from around the world. Some of this year’s jurors include writers from countries like Japan, Russia, South Africa, China, Australia and more. Overall there are nearly 70 jurors in total.

Some of the previous year’s winners include the Mk VII Volkswagen Golf and the Nissan Leaf.

Of all the cars that were eligible for this year’s award, twelve have been selected as finalists. We have brought together all twelve of the final candidates for you here, and we also included a little bit information about each one.
Which one do you think deserves to win and why? Sound off in the comments below.

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2013 Infiniti Q50 Executive

2013 Infiniti Q50 Executive

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.

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2014 Infiniti Q50

2014 Infiniti Q50

In 2009, Infiniti replaced the G35 with the more powerful G37 Now another switch is set to take place in 2014. This time around, however, the model is not changing just the engine, but it will adopt a new nomenclature and design too.

The new Q50 has received a smooth yet dynamic design language, with LED-infused headlights, a "double arch" grille and a crescent-shaped C-pillar. For the interior, Infiniti has placed higher-quality materials and user-focused advanced technology.

In the U.S. market, the Q50 will be offered with a standard 3.7-liter V-6 engine, but customers interested in environment can opt for a new-to-the-model hybrid version that will combine a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and an electric motor.

The new Infiniti Q50 made its world debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and will be put on sale in the summer 2013 in both standard and hybrid versions.

UPDATE 03/21/13: A leaked document guide for the new Infiniti Q50 reveals further details on the new sports sedan. The document reveals that the gasoline-powered Q50 will be offered in three trim levels: base, premium and sport, while the hybrid version will only come in premium and sport versions. Both models will be offered in AWD and RWD versions. Customers will have to choose between eight exterior colors and three interior colors combined with aluminum and wood insertions. There will also be lots of packages that will offer the clients the possibility to further customized their models: Technology Package, Deluxe Technology Package, Moonroof Package, Deluxe Touring Package and Navigation Package. Click here to see the guide.

UPDATE 04/02/13: Infiniti USA has launched anofficial configurator for the new Q50 sedan. Thanks to the new site, you will be able to configure each version of the new Q50, selecting trims, colors and packages.

UPDATE 06/25/13: Infiniti has released a pre-release price hike on the new Q50. You can see all of the details after the jump.

UPDATE 07/08/13: Infiniti has announced the release date for the Q50. See the details after the jump.

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