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The 2014 Infiniti Q50 offers a luxury, and sensory overload.

It Is

A thorough rethink on Infiniti’s luxury sports sedan.

never get bored by its technology or its stereo.

The car’s suspension is too with the 19-inch wheels, with the non-sport springs.


The first shot in should be an exciting future for the brand.

The people at Infiniti—and by its parent company Nissan—must be out of their minds right Infiniti recently became a separate entity from That means its cars are no going to be selling simple versions of overseas Nissans.

It brought on the mastermind behind product resurgence to have him his magic on Infiniti. And it’s its presence to become a true brand with a reach beyond the U.S. where it was

The 2014 Infiniti Q50 is the brand’s step into a new and hopefully internationally prosperous business But it’s a big gamble, reminding me of the the of God scene in “Indiana Jones and the Crusade” when a critically Dr. Jones mutters to himself, In the alphabet, Jehovah begins an ‘I’ before his son, takes sets out for the unknown to his dad.

It’s all about the faith being entrusted in Infiniti’s new CEO de Nysschen—his name begins a J, even though it’s like a “Y”—to make into a luxury and technology that can challenge, if not beat, the

With the 2014 Q50 being the of a reinvigorated Infiniti brand, off more than two decades of is it possible that it’s the of sports sedan that set it apart? We hoped to find out our drive.


Striking. It me a while to figure out the 2014 Q50’s looks in just one but I think that sums it up well. When I first saw the car at the North American International Show in Detroit, I was a nonplused. I think Infiniti had grown to escape the G37 sedan this car was to succeed.

Given a few months to though, I’ve come to that it doesn’t look everything else on the road, flowing, organic lines nary let a surface go unchanged. something you could look at for a few and still miss a few details and there. The Q50’s general is nearly the same as the outgoing G which will be sold it for the next two years. That become a detriment to the 2014 Q50 shoppers see the cheaper, but far older, G on the lots as the new car.

But, believe it or not, the Q50 is actually a bit wider and lower the car it’s supplanting without in length.

But while the G37 was considered one of the cars in its class until recently, the sudden growth of the BMW 3 and Audi A4 over the last few means it’s no longer the of the segment. That’s a good

Sitting Down

If the outside a tad underwhelming to you, the interior Not with two vertically stacked eight-inch on the top and a seven-inch on the bottom. The top one the navigation screen, while the unit connects you to in-car hard-wired into the car like or Twitter.

The car can read these and even plug a friend’s coordinates into the navigation should you want to meet up.

calls the infotainment system and both screens can be tailored to entertainment, navigation, diagnostic, or controls that make the car customizable to each driver. honestly, the few hours we had to figure out weren’t nearly enough to get a impression of what all it can do.

For those that HVAC and radio might be buried under a of menus, Infiniti has provided buttons outside the infotainment for quick use—none of the pressure-sensitive and nonsense where you have to your eyes off the road MyFord Touch and Cadillac’s This could be one of the smartest for infotainment usability yet.

As would be expected of a $40,000-plus sports sedan. the 2014 Q50 interior comfort and fit and finish are with supportive, deeply seats that would in handy on our driving route.

Infiniti created quite a when it said that it was rid of the traditional steering rack for an system called Direct Steering that’s nothing than three sensors read steering inputs and servo motors that the car on the other end. Turning the is nothing more than a to some computers, so you’d think, sending electronic Next thing you know, be plugged into the car like The

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Truth be told, it works fine, and you casual drivers never really notice a With a keen awareness of feel, we thought driving Direct Adaptive Steering was a disconcerting at first because built in a steering heft very closely simulates the thing. But when you (possibly run over reflectors in the road, of that is transmitted back as wheel kickback.

Over the long-run, most will probably come to its uninterrupted smoothness.

If you’re about what happens if the ever fails, it has an electro-mechanical that engages a real shaft in the case of an emergency, without power assist. And if thought scares you too much—and it as pilots have been fly-by-wire in the air for years—Infiniti also a real electric power rack that is light, yet with plenty of feedback. It come with selectable modes that loosen or the steering ratio like though.

On the road, we found the we sampled—a 328-horsepower, all-wheel-drive and a 360-horsepower hybrid Sport—engaging, if not with all that power transmitting it through a seven-speed Both the Sport Hybrid and V-6 model we drove were with optional all-wheel Despite the hybrid weighing a 200 pounds more than the we had driven, it felt noticeably

And without much coercing at it’s possible to get the cars to do shenanigans on empty country without stability control it back in too quickly. Though not as as the Cadillac ATS, for instance, the Q50 is a hoot to drive, instilling confidence and control. Also the Caddy, the Infiniti has a usable seat.

The biggest drawbacks to the way the car equipped is that its standard tires are a little louder the road than conventional and we thought the car’s suspension best be classified as taut by under 35 and borderline sadistic for with a little more It’s stiff, even ordered without the sport and it’s not adjustable like the BMW 3 We imagine the standard 17-inch would help relax the car but both cars we drove had 19-inch wheels that great but might be worth a thought before ordering.


Infiniti is close to the perfect car. Everything is without becoming irritating or overwhelming. Its stereo—a 14-speaker system—is among the best heard, with front that were designed its oversized 10-inch speakers.

We we had more time and space to the audio system because its in sound quality, and we can say with no that it’s right up with the 825-watt, 19-speaker audio system we recently in a $115,000 Range Rover.

there’s the quieter, more powertrain, intuitive ergonomics, and nature of this car that set it We think Infiniti could found the Holy Grail of how to a luxury sports sedan, or at the start of it. Because without an suspension to soften the ride, a transmission option that love to see despite selling in volumes, and a tad more quiet-tuning, the Infiniti Q50 is a great first in this Infiniti revamp, but it quite have the all-around of a BMW 3 Series.

Despite that, the 2014 Q50 a V-6 for the price of BMW’s four-cylinder, and a better value. If you’re to go to great lengths to maintain a proper amount of sport in sports sedan (which 3 Series variants now lack), could be the one to get. Despite edges still to be sanded the next few years, we can confidently say is headed in the right direction.

And if you end up one, to quote the Templar at the end of Last Crusade, we’d tell you: You have

Basic Specs

3.7-liter V-6 with hybrid electric 7-speed automatic transmission, or all-wheel drive (only AWD driven), 328-hp/360-hp (hybrid), 20 mpg city/30 mpg hwy (RWD V-6), 28 mpg mpg hwy (AWD Hybrid)


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