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I am thinking Infiniti will play it safe and keep the non-hybrid RWD model priced just under 40k to start. The real question is where will the price top out? I cannot see AWD plus the hybrid components adding more than $7,500 to the base price. So, I am betting on that model being roughly $46,500 before options are added. Infiniti has made a lot of stuff standard on the Q50. Therefore, the option packages are only going to include the items that really enhance the car. We know the sport package is one option. From there, I am betting on a Technology Package and a Driver's Assistance Package. There will be other little items available too such as splash guards, spoilers, etc. But these are just add ons. All told, I think a fully loaded model will top out at right around 50k. What do you guys think?
 

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I am thinking Infiniti will play it safe and keep the non-hybrid RWD model priced just under 40k to start. The real question is where will the price top out? I cannot see AWD plus the hybrid components adding more than $7,500 to the base price. So, I am betting on that model being roughly $46,500 before options are added. Infiniti has made a lot of stuff standard on the Q50. Therefore, the option packages are only going to include the items that really enhance the car. We know the sport package is one option. From there, I am betting on a Technology Package and a Driver's Assistance Package. There will be other little items available too such as splash guards, spoilers, etc. But these are just add ons. All told, I think a fully loaded model will top out at right around 50k. What do you guys think?
Infiniti did mention they want to bring some serious performance models to compete the M3. No mention of when it's going to happen, but it'll happen some day and when it does I can see a Q50 performance model hit as high as $70 000 :eek: BUT it will probably be well worth it :D
 

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I see where you are coming from. I am afraid that the hybrid AWD model will end up being more than $7500 of a premium over the regular model. It would really be a bummer as I am interested only in the hybrid AWD.
Same here. I would hate for the price to creep up high enough for me to consider picking up a 2013 AWD Lexus GS350 F-Sport at the end of the year.
 

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This is the problem with hybrids, they're EXPENSIVE. Nearly every new luxury hybrid these days carry a high MSRP. Being Infiniti's entry-level sedan, don't expect it to be super expensive nor cheap.

Like mentioned above a 4th generation Lexus GS hybrid might be a better option since they can be found used for a good price.
 

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Sometimes I wonder... Yes Hybrids purpose is to help with fuel economy and cut fuel cost. But when you think of the price when do you really break even after the purchase. If you add everything up it might be pretty close with the regular model. I mean how much are you really saving?
 

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Sometimes I wonder... Yes Hybrids purpose is to help with fuel economy and cut fuel cost. But when you think of the price when do you really break even after the purchase. If you add everything up it might be pretty close with the regular model. I mean how much are you really saving?
The draw for me is the extra power without paying a penalty with regards to gas mileage. I'm pretty sure it is the same for other enthusiasts also. If I was interested in truly saving a lot on gas, I'd be looking at a completely different car.
 

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I agree. The current base model starts at 37k.

But I think the major concern is how much the hybrid AWD model will be. Make it too expensive and other options will start to become available.
Even if a hybrid AWD model will cost infiniti a pretty penny, if need be they will have to price it lower than they want to all in effort for the success of the Q50.

They already have a good following and loyal customers but to make it a true success they might have to take a bit of a hit for now.
 

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If we take a look at the M class and how pricing works we can compare it to how the Q50 hybrid might look.

Infiniti M37 base starts at $48,700
Infiniti M37x AWD starts at $50,850
Infiniti M Hybrid starts at $54,750

It's a $6000 premium for the hybrid. So say we scale it down to $5000 for the Q50. That puts the Q50 Hybrid pricing at $42k.
 

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If we take a look at the M class and how pricing works we can compare it to how the Q50 hybrid might look.

Infiniti M37 base starts at $48,700
Infiniti M37x AWD starts at $50,850
Infiniti M Hybrid starts at $54,750

It's a $6000 premium for the hybrid. So say we scale it down to $5000 for the Q50. That puts the Q50 Hybrid pricing at $42k.
Comparing the Q50 hybrid to a Lexus hybrid that comes close to it, the Lexus ESh priced at just under $39 000, an estimated price of a hybrid sports sedan at $42k really isn't that bad.

I bet if Lexus had a ISh sedan, it would be just about high $30k's - low $40k's.
 

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The draw for me is the extra power without paying a penalty with regards to gas mileage. I'm pretty sure it is the same for other enthusiasts also. If I was interested in truly saving a lot on gas, I'd be looking at a completely different car.
+1

I am looking for the power and gas savings too. This is the only model I will look at. After 10 years of Gs it will be hello 335i xDrive if the Q50 falls short in my pricing expectations.
 

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and what is your pricing expectation? If the current base model starts at 37k. And the hybrid is 42k. The BMW STARTS at 45k. And if anyone knows BMW.. That everything is an option

Metallic paint? $500
Black leather? $1450

Want heated seats and steering wheel? $950

Want a rear view camera and parking distance control? $1900 for the package. $1100 for just the two features.

The sport suspension and steering is another $1000

Want a navigation? Tech package is $3100. If you JUST get the navigation its still $2150 so you might as well just get the tech.

Paddle shifters are $500 additional

Active cruise control (which is standard on many new vehicles) $2500
Harmon Kardon audio system? $875

The Infiniti also has a 6 year 70,000 powertrain warranty (not that it really needs it) where as the BMW only has a 4 year 50,000 mile warranty




These were all the things that went through my head when I bought a G37 instead of a 335i.
 

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and what is your pricing expectation? If the current base model starts at 37k. And the hybrid is 42k. The BMW STARTS at 45k. And if anyone knows BMW.. That everything is an option

Metallic paint? $500
Black leather? $1450

Want heated seats and steering wheel? $950

Want a rear view camera and parking distance control? $1900 for the package. $1100 for just the two features.

The sport suspension and steering is another $1000

Want a navigation? Tech package is $3100. If you JUST get the navigation its still $2150 so you might as well just get the tech.

Paddle shifters are $500 additional

Active cruise control (which is standard on many new vehicles) $2500
Harmon Kardon audio system? $875

The Infiniti also has a 6 year 70,000 powertrain warranty (not that it really needs it) where as the BMW only has a 4 year 50,000 mile warranty




These were all the things that went through my head when I bought a G37 instead of a 335i.
I ordered and cancelled a 335i XDrive because I gambled that BMW would put the new Nav unit in the F30 by next month. Now that the Q50 has arrived I will wait until the end of March to find out the price. If infiniti pricing is close to BMW I will order the BMW. After ten years and 2G's I am looking for a change. If Infiniti keeps its aggressive pricing I will get the hybrid.
BTW In Canada many BMW options are included in fewer packages but we still have a higher price. I wish Infiniti offer the HUD.
 

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I ordered and cancelled a 335i XDrive because I gambled that BMW would put the new Nav unit in the F30 by next month. Now that the Q50 has arrived I will wait until the end of March to find out the price. If infiniti pricing is close to BMW I will order the BMW. After ten years and 2G's I am looking for a change. If Infiniti keeps its aggressive pricing I will get the hybrid.
BTW In Canada many BMW options are included in fewer packages but we still have a higher price. I wish Infiniti offer the HUD.
Infiniti will be kicking themselves in the arse if they put the Q50 price at a level the 3-series is at and other established vehicles like it; Audi S4, Mercedes C Class, etc.

The Q50 will have to be priced right, enough to attract people to it. Depending on how they price it, i might be buying myself a 3-series.
 

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Infiniti will be kicking themselves in the arse if they put the Q50 price at a level the 3-series is at and other established vehicles like it; Audi S4, Mercedes C Class, etc.

The Q50 will have to be priced right, enough to attract people to it. Depending on how they price it, i might be buying myself a 3-series.
Agreed! Early summer delivery Q50 or late summer 2014 BMW. Those are my choices.
 

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If we take a look at the M class and how pricing works we can compare it to how the Q50 hybrid might look.

Infiniti M37 base starts at $48,700
Infiniti M37x AWD starts at $50,850
Infiniti M Hybrid starts at $54,750

It's a $6000 premium for the hybrid. So say we scale it down to $5000 for the Q50. That puts the Q50 Hybrid pricing at $42k.
I'm guessing that the $6,000 delta will be the same as the M. Add another $2k for AWD and I'm thinking closer to $46k assuming a RWD non-hybrid starts at 38k. Throw in sport and tech and "premium" potentially and my guess is the hybrid AWD will be around $52k loaded the way I would get it. Steep but a similar equipped 328 xdrive (with similar options) is just about the same.
 
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