Well apparently they've re-programmed the transmission a bit on the Q50 and according to some test drive feedback, they've managed to reduce that lag somehow.I have no problem with the engine, but concerned about the 7 speed transmission in non hybrid. Infiniti had released a software update for pre 2011 G37's to fix the transmission lag, but still the transmission remained sluggish compared with competition.
This is what leases are for ... It happen with the 08 G35 and then boom 09 G37... It will happen I'm thinking they are gonna add direct injection to the VQ and call it a day ...Anyone else concerned that they'll be making a change soon and only the initial buyers (or year maybe?) will have this older engine? I've seen this with other manufacturers and I was always glad that I didn't buy early because the newer engine was better.
Yep. It's just one of those many non-monetary opportunity costs that has to be considered with leasing vs financing.This is what leases are for ... It happened with the 08 G35 and then boom 09 G37... It will happen I'm thinking they are gonna add direct injection to the VQ and call it a day ...
Turbos add weight and complexity. More parts -> more parts that can breakA turbo+direct injection is the way to go~!!
Echoing your M3 comment, I was hoping for some additional hp so that it is clearly ahead of the 335 in performance. Comparo tests of the G37 vs. 335 from a couple years ago showed the 335 still faster even though on paper the G37 had a higher hp number (BMW under reports, perhaps). Plus there's the torque difference, and let's face it we're buying sporty sedans, not mere luxury sedans.What Ghandhi said. Turbo's are great, but not ideal given the lag. That's why I'd like the option to go with 4L V8 like what's been available in the M3 the past 5 years or so. Yeah, it's maybe a little big for the car, but bumping the hp to 400+ would be a nice way to differentiate the sport model or an RS model (since we're using Audi naming conventions now) and isn't THAT much more in displacement.
So I say keep the VQ, but also offer a small V8 VQ for those of us who want a little something more. I'm with JKWright on the soulless Mercedes 3.5. Do not want.