After America, Infiniti is now gearing up to launch the new Q50 sports sedan in the UK, where the car is priced from £27,950. In Britain the Q50 will be available with either a 2.2-litre diesel engine, or the highly acclaimed hybrid powertrain, which starts at £40,000.
Even the base 28 grand diesel SE version is pretty well equipped with stuff like 17-inch alloy wheels and run-flat tyres, LED lighting system, and standard Infiniti InTouch dual screen system like you get in a Range Rover. A six-speaker system featuring a single CD player, Bluetooth streaming, USB/iPod connectivity and voice-operated control is standard, but you can opt for a Bose system wit DAB radio.
After SE there is the Premium level which for £30,350 adds leather seat upholstery, auto-dimming rear view mirror, and heated front seat. Sport trim comes next, starting at £32,720, boasting sport front bumper, LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights and larger 19-inch triple-spoke lightweight alloy wheels, as well as Kacchu aluminium trim and the choice of either Graphite or Stone coloured leather.
The Sport models also benefit from Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS), ‘steer by wire’ technology, and Active Lane Control. The hybrid version is also fully equipped with all the goodies, but the real highlight of that car is the powertrain which consists of a 3.5-litre V6 engine capable of delivering 0-62mph acceleration in 5.1 seconds.
Standard kit on all Q50 models includes:
|Stop Start system|
|Rear view camera|
|Drive mode selector|
|Heated exterior mirrors w/ power operation|
|Halogen Headlights & Daytime running lights|
|LED front & rear fog lamps|
|Rain sensing wipers|
|Advanced dual zone climate control AC (auto re-circulation & Grape Polyphenol filter)|
|Infiniti InTouch™ – dual intuitive touch-screens (8” & 7”)|
|2 x USB slots|
|Leather multi-function steering wheel|
|Remote Keyless entry|
|Push engine starter|
|Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (warning)|
|17’’ alloy wheels with run flat tyres|
|60:40 rear folding seat|
Available optional packages:
Multimedia pack – £2760: Navigation system, Advanced Bose audio with 14 speakers and DAB radio with a roof mounted shark fin aerial.
Welcome Pack (Standard on Sport) – £1200: Tyre pressure monitoring with individual display, power and heated door mirrors with folding and reversing synchronisation, intelligent key with smart access and advanced features, welcome lighting, powered adjustment for rake and reach on the steering column, powered front seat adjustment with memory and powered lumbar support for the driver.
Visibility pack – £1040: Adaptive front lighting, smart beam to help prevent high beam blindness to oncoming traffic and around view monitor for clear and safe parking
Steering Pack (Standard on Sport) – £800: Direct Adaptive Steering and Active Lane control to give a more customised and precise feel to the steering whilst maintaining a more central path within a lane without the need for minor steering adjustments.
Safety Shield Pack – £2080:Intelligent cruise control, lane departure warning and lane departure prevention, blind spot warning and blind spot intervention, forward emergency braking, predictive forward collision warning and automatics also get distance control assist and back up collision intervention.