No problem! I have been keeping my eye on the TLX Type S since I was car hunting. It was actually on my list of cars to buy (since I used to own an Acura TSX) but I couldn't wait any longer, which why I got a good deal on an Infiniti Q50.Ah offical photos thanks for that Dr J.
That weird body line and door handle placement is going into the production version I suppose, it will be interesting to see how the TLX does though and
how she is priced. As for performance I think it will be on part with the current Q50 even the red sport, it's down on power on paper but the 10speed
it has will be a fair bit quicker to shift and likely have a Launch control program.
That is of course assuming the base version that makes 270hp/280tq has AWD, if not than the 0-60 time in particular is going to suffer a fair bit.
My faviorate cars in this class in terms of looks would be the Q50 and the Alfa QF, easily best looking cars under 70K IMO.
Aye, the Q50/60 are due for a refresh in a year or so as well so it will be interesting to see what changes they get, sport sedan marketNo problem! I have been keeping my eye on the TLX Type S since I was car hunting. It was actually on my list of cars to buy (since I used to own an Acura TSX) but I couldn't wait any longer, which why I got a good deal on an Infiniti Q50.
Rumors on the forums and such suggest it'll be price within the 40K range for both regular and Type S. It will definitely undercut the Q50 and IS for sure, like it always has. I think the price for performance will be good.
Its confirmed. The regular TLX A-Spec and Non-A-spec will make 270HP and 280TQ, similar to the RDX motor.
You are right though. Depending on the tune, how the gear the 10spd and how good the 10spd is, it'll determine if it can be the same performance figures as our Q Luxe/SS models. My money is on a tad bit slower because I'm assuming this TLX will weigh nearly the same as our Q. I'm also not sure how much a good transmission will make up the performance difference given the Q (Luxe/SS) is shown to make 300WHP on some dynos which makes the Q (Luxe/SS) crank HP to be in the 340 range.
My guess, knowing Acura, they'll probably only give a LC to the Type S model. Gotta keep the Type S somewhat exclusive with some features.
I agree. Q50 and Alfa are probably some of the best designed cars under 70K. Can't go wrong with Italian design either. I think this Acura TLX makes the list of best designed cars under 70K too. Acura came a long way from their peak days. I hope the Type S performance don't disappoint because that's where the enthusiast attention will be focused on.
Yup!Aye, the Q50/60 are due for a refresh in a year or so as well so it will be interesting to see what changes they get, sport sedan market
is starting to look a bit more interesting for once.
The Q70 was axed a while ago, right? Are they bringing it back?Yup!
As a fan of Infiniti after purchasing my car, I really hope Infiniti does well; especially with the situation Nissan is in.
I hope they release the brand new Q70 first with new tech and use the Q70 to jump start the brand before doing anything to the Q50. The Q70 is in need of a overhaul. The interior of the Q70 is still like the interior of the old G and M cars.
Ahh! It was. I totally forgot. Thank you for bringing that up.The Q70 was axed a while ago, right? Are they bringing it back?
I agree. I said something similar about the interior design. It looks a bit messy and they didn't use the space well enough. But I will admit its vastly improved over the last-gen TLX. While the TLX Type S and RDX both look similar on the inside, I think the RDX does it better.The center console design looks very strange. I'm sick of all the tablet screens sticking up from the dash designs.
They did a decent job trying to look like a RWD platform, but you can still see the difference. The door handle placement is very odd.
In my -probably biased- opinion, the Q50 is better looking and the interior is laid out better as well.
We will know what direction Infiniti plans to take the Q50 when Nissan shows off the Z, they are co-developed platforms to offset production costs.That's going to be interesting. I wonder what direction they are going to go with the Q50. Since our Q50s aren't the flagship car, I wonder which car they will use to spearhead the image for Infiniti or to introduce the new tech with. Maybe a SUV? or a new model? Hopefully they do it well.
That's a good point. Since the new Z is set to be released sometime in 2021 to 2022, this would be a good view for the next Q50. I hope the next transmission is a DCT! 🙏We will know what direction Infiniti plans to take the Q50 when Nissan shows off the Z, they are co-developed platforms to offset production costs.
Most likely the redesign will be more of a heavy refresh, new 9-speed transmission, some weight savings from an update to the FM platform,
new interior/exterior tweaks etc.
As for the Q70 that remains to be seen, it could follow the path of the Q50 as it is on the FM platform, or more likely they will move it to the new
electric/hybrid platform and make it into a true flagship for the brand.
The hybrid/electric platform Infiniti is moving everything too is for FWD/AWD EVs & Hybrids it's not designed for RWD applications like the Q50/60,That's a good point. Since the new Z is set to be released sometime in 2021 to 2022, this would be a good view for the next Q50. I hope the next transmission is a DCT! 🙏
Yeah. Infiniti stated they'll take the brand hybrid/electric. The next Q50 might be hybrid. I hope their new hybrid Q50 is better than the long axed hybrid Q50 we had in the States.
So its possible the next Infiniti Q50 might have a FWD based AWD system because of the hybrid system?The hybrid/electric platform Infiniti is moving everything too is for FWD/AWD EVs & Hybrids it's not designed for RWD applications like the Q50/60,
because the 9-speed is likely the transmission of choice Nissan may pull a page out of Mercedes hand-book and go for a mild-hybrid 40V system.
But that is still very much up in the air, Nissan hasn't confirmed any updates for the FM platform as of yet.