Infiniti Debuts Q50 with Manual + Diesel at Geneva
GENEVA, Switzerland - The first of a new-generation of premium Infiniti models, the Q50 is Infiniti's most significant car yet for the European marketplace. Marking the debut of the new Infiniti Q naming structure, the Q50 is designed, engineered, equipped and built to compete at the highest level in the premium D-segment.
With its low and wide proportions and athletic, flowing form the Infiniti Q50 brings a new level of emotional design to the BMW 3-series/Audi A4 class - a fresh face whose self-confidence is summed up by its striking new human-eye like headlights and distinctive ‘double arch' grille. Other design features, inspired by Infiniti's trilogy of concept cars - Essence, Etherea and Emerg-e - go hand-in-hand with an interior that offers unexpectedly spacious accommodation for this class.
The Infiniti Q50 is the first Infiniti to benefit from the brand's collaboration agreement with Daimler AG. The 2.2-litre direct-injection four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine has been modified by the Infiniti engineering teams to ensure engine response is in line with Infiniti's emphasis on performance. The engine offers power and torque whilst retaining a low CO2 output (under 115g/km) which positions the Q50 at the center of the premium saloon market in Europe - as well as guaranteeing the dynamic drive Infiniti owners expect. Like the engine, both available transmissions - a 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic - have been tailored to Infiniti's specific requirements.
GENEVA, Switzerland - Infiniti's pledge of more models, more engines and more choice for European motorists becomes real in spectacular fashion on the Infiniti stand at this year's Geneva Motor Show. Among the world and European debuts are cars powered by four and six-cylinder diesel engines, hybrid powertrains, pure electric drive systems - and a V8 with KERS energy recovery system in World Champion Sebastian Vettel's Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One car.
"This is our most European line-up ever which reinforces our confidence in Europe," said Johan de Nysschen, President, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. "We promised new models with smaller, lower CO2 engines and now we are starting to deliver them."
The Infiniti Q50, making its debut in Europe, is the first Infiniti Q car to take the Geneva spotlight. An all-new saloon for the premium D segment, the Q50 is on show in Geneva in potent 364PS 3.5 Hybrid form and also, enjoying its world premiere, as the Q50 2.2d powered by a new 2.2-liter diesel engine. Infiniti's first four-cylinder diesel unit boasts both performance, thanks to its 170PS and 400Nm of torque, and low emissions starting from below 115g/km of CO2.
The Q50's emotive styling with distinctive human eyes-like headlight and 'Double Arch' grille, its world-first technologies such as Direct Adaptive Steering, and a digital environment promising unprecedented levels of customization distinguish Infiniti's most European car yet.
The Q50s on the stand showcase the model's exclusive new Hagane colors and show a variety of the features that will be available across the Q50 range - a range tailored for both private and fleet customers.