Infiniti Q50 Review
Infiniti is the luxury car division of the renowned automaker Nissan and is known for creating sumptuous cars with power-packed engines and classy styling. Talking particularly about the Q50 sedan, this compact car is already a popular drive not only in Indonesia but across the globe. This car was launched at the North American International Auto Show 2013 and follows the styling shown by the Infiniti Essence Concept 2009 and the production version of Infiniti M 2011. This classy sedan is not only a house of various advanced technologies but has won awards and accolades from various reputed organizations for its safety aspects.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
The absolutely stunning and power-packed Infiniti Q50 is offered in 2 trims – 2.0 Turbo and 3.5 Hybrid for the Indonesian customers. The 2.0 turbo is, as it sounds, packed with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine which is capable f knocking out a peak power counting to 208 hp at 5500 rpm along with a peak torque showing 350 Nm between 1250 and 3500 rpm. The 3.5 Hybrid trim comes with a 3.5-litre hybrid engine which is capable of delivering thrilling drives by churning out a maximum power showing to 350 hp (combines) at 6500 rpm along with a maximum torque counting to 536 Nm at 1470 rpm. Both of the trims have rear wheel drive layout and the engines come mated with 7-speed automatic gearshift with manual mode. The hybrid engine of this sedan shows its might during acceleration from naught to 100 kmph in just 5.1 seconds with an impressive top speed.
Infiniti Q50 is an exquisitely crafted big sedan with an aerodynamic structure. The absolutely classy black mesh with chrome surround grille creates an impressive face for this drive. This Infiniti insignia has been placed right in the middle of this fascia which again adds more value towards the aesthetics. The stylish and stunning LED lights with the adaptive front lighting system (AFS) complete this front in the true 'Infiniti' way. The aerodynamic advantage allows Q50 to have direct air flow under and around the vehicle which further turn it into an incredible effective downforce This sedan employs power folding and heated outside mirrors along with integrated LED turn signal lamp. The outside mirrors also have reverse tilt down feature enables the driver to find any hidden obstacle while reversing the vehicle. Remote power opening of windows is done with Infiniti Intelligent key which is a convenient option for the occupants. Q50 has rain-sensing front windshield wipers with flat blade variable intermittent to keep the windshield clean and enable clear visibility for the driver. The overall dimensions of this drive count to 4790 – 4800 mm x 1820 mm x 1455 mm (L X W X H) along with a wheelbase measuring 2850 mm. The 2.0 Turbo trim comes with the 17-inch wheel and 225/55 R17 tires while the 3.5 hybrid trim is appointed with 19-inch wheels and 245/40 R19 tires for absolute stability.
From convenience to comfort, the liveliness poured in this luxury sedan avails you of all the possible pleasure. This Infiniti car gifts the driver a pure sense of authority with the ergonomically and impressively crafted driver's cabin featuring nearly 100 ways to dial-in the driving dynamics. This premium sedan is loaded with technology to provide maximum comfort during the drives. To count these advanced technologies, there are – Infiniti Drive Mode Selector, front & rear parking sensors, smart ignition and enhanced memory, and power windows with auto-closure linked to the I-Key. Also, the multifunctional steering and tilt and telescopic steering column with memory offer the best driving comfort to the driver. The infotainment system offered in this Infiniti drive comprises of AUX, USB connectivity, speed sensing volume, BOSE 14-speaker audio system and 8-inch touch display. The boot offered in this luxury sedan counts to 500-litre in the trim with turbo engine while the hybrid engine trim has to satisfy with a 400-litre trunk space.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Infiniti Q50 contributing to its perfectness as a luxurious car features numerous safety features to ensure the high protection of its occupants. The car's driving dynamics and stability have a lot to do with its braking system which needs to be efficient and dependable. The car is appointed with an efficient braking system comprising of front & rear disc brakes and assisted with Anti Lock Braking System (ABS) along with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). Also, front and rear parking sensors with a monitor are packed in this car for the convenience of the driver in parking. For perfect handling, independent double wishbone with coil spring over shock absorbers along with stabilizer bar and continuous damping control suspension at front and independent multi-link with coil springs over shock absorbers with continuous damping control rear suspension is packed. 6 airbags at front and side are also given in this luxurious sedan to ensure the best protection on board.
Infiniti Q50 is definitely a sedan which has set the standards high for its competitors. Talk about styling or power or safety, this sedan is given advanced aspects which make this car stand amongst the top cars in its segment.