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Detroit Auto Show Reveals New Power Choices for the 2016 Infiniti Q50

Detroit Auto Show Reveals New Power Choices for the 2016 Infiniti Q50

By Philly Murtha, January 14, 2016

Infiniti’s 2016 Q50 luxury sport sedan was shown off at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit with announcements of new powertrain choices, including a trio of efficient turbocharged engines in addition to available performance technology enhancements.

The best-selling model for Nissan’s luxury division, the Q50 is available this year with a new, 400-horsepower, 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine in its Red Sport trim level. An all-new Dynamic Digital Suspension plus rack-mounted electronic power steering and 19-in. aluminum alloy wheels complete the package.

Meanwhile, a new 300-horsepower engine will be standard in the 2016 Q50 when it arrives in late spring, replacing the 3.7-liter V-6 family that was standard. In addition, the base model Q50 can be powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 208 horsepower. On the hybrid side, a 3.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain will also be available for the 2016 Q50.

Technology enhancements for the 2016 Q50 include next-generation adaptive steering and digital suspension systems for a more comfortable ride and better handling, Infiniti says.

During the Detroit Auto Show, Infiniti officials also revealed that the brand, which is now based overseas, set a record in 2015 with global sales of 215,250 units—up 16% from the prior year. Infiniti sales in the United States rose 13.4%, which more than doubled the industry’s 5.5% improvement, according to analysis by J.D. Power and auto forecasting partner LMC Automotive. In 2015, Infiniti delivered 43,874 units of the Q50, up from 36,899 in 2014.

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