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2014 Infiniti Q50 review

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2014 Infiniti Q50

Contrary to you may have been led to believe, the pictured above is not a rebodied C-Class.

The confusion is quite of course. If you haven’t been close attention since year, when rumors suggesting that the Infiniti replacement would source its from Renault-Nissan partner parts bin, it would be to get the wrong idea about the new

A stint behind the wheel also prove misleading. all, how could something so so refined trace its lineage not to the star, but to the entertaining yet rough-around-the G37?

The simple answer is Infiniti’s engineers have to achieve the improbable, ironing out the from a largely carryover while also adding helpings of style and bleeding-edge That isn’t to say that the Q50 to steer entirely clear of though overall, there’s a lot to about this capable rival.

The G37 isn’t exactly a bad sedan, but the Q50 is simply in a whole league. To our eyes, it’s yet sleek, stylish but not overwrought, incorporating cues like double arch grille and C-pillar against a backdrop of character lines and harmonious

Underneath, the Q50 features a mildly version of the versatile FM architecture underpins everything from the 370Z coupe to Infiniti’s G37 and QX70 crossover. The Q50 and G37 share a wheelbase, while lengthened mean the Q50 is 0.4-inches longer its predecessor, which has defied (along with the badging and will continue on until as Infiniti’s entry-luxury offering.

offerings include the familiar VQ-series V6, here making 328 and 261 lb-ft of torque, and a hybrid borrowed from the Q70 Hybrid pairs a 3.5-liter six with an motor to produce 360 ponies.

For a silky-smooth seven-speed automatic is the available gearbox. Infiniti us that when coupe and variants of the Q50 launch with a transmission option in a year or there will be enough to justify offering a stick with the 3.7-liter sedan.

Naturally, rear-wheel-drive is standard, and can be spec’d on both models for an dose of foul-weather traction. ranges from an impressive of 29/36 mpg city/highway mpg for the RWD hybrid to a low of mpg for the AWD gasser.

Looking to try out the best mix of and technology, we spent our driving in the Q50 Hybrid, which combines a sport suspension with an steer-by-wire system and semi-autonomous capability.

The hybrid essentially incognito, with small on the front fenders being the giveaway to its electrified powertrain. Lexus hybrids, it doesn’t try to its tailpipes behind a spoiler of instead using a pair of oversized exhaust tips to signal that it possesses intentions.

Step hard on the pedal, and it’s clear there’s more than thrust to back up the look. comes in a smooth, linear with the zero-to-60 mph sprint a claimed 5.5 seconds. Dynamically there’s no drop off from the body control and quick of the G37, but the real news is how a ride and more coddling conspire to create a feeling of luxury that was absent

Inside, it’s the little that make a world of — the way the wood trim from one side of the console to the the gentle, flowing lines of the dash. Tire and wind has been reduced to Mercedes and the V6 — a mill generally more for power than announces its presence in the Q50 with a distant snarl at the upper of the tachometer.

Also worthy of is Infiniti’s new InTouch infotainment As in the Acura RLX, there’s two mounted on the center stack an eight-inch unit that navigation information, and below a seven-incher that incorporates climate and drive mode Though quite smudge-prone, feature simple, intuitive layouts and, blessedly, little lag.

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Further, redundant buttons for frequently-used and climate functions make it even for troglodytes to find in a hurry.

Unfortunately, not all of Infiniti’s efforts have been so successful. At once an impressive and an answer to a question no one has asked, the standard Direct Adaptive system — a misnomer if ever seen one — no direct mechanical connection the tiller and the front wheels most circumstances (a conventional springs into action the steer-by-wire fail).


Instead, it uses a sensor to steering inputs and convert into front wheel while a force actuator artificial feedback. Three settings are available for both and quickness, and it can be adjusted on its own or in concert Drive Mode select, also alters throttle and transmission shift points.

In the system doesn’t seem all different from a normal assist setup with the pointed straight ahead there’s at least a faint of feel — but once the turns curvy, it starts to apart. The slightest turn of the brings with it a totally sensation akin to cranking a washing machine knob, that fiddling with the settings does nothing to

On the plus side, it’s enough, and perhaps those who isolation with luxury find it appealing; however, we it sufficiently off-putting that, it our money, we’d deem Adaptive Steering reason to skip over the Q50 Hybrid in of the Q50 3.7 and its standard hydraulic steering

Of note, opting for Direct Steering is the only way to get a Q50 with Lane Control, a camera-based that reads the painted on the road and applies slight corrections to keep the sedan wandering out of its lane. When in conjunction with Intelligent Control, which can slow the Q50 all the way to and then accelerate back up to the set it provides a degree of autonomous capability similar to the new Mercedes-Benz

It’s especially useful for jams, although it can also be to reduce fatigue on fairly highways. We found that the worked essentially flawlessly, our only gripe being it tends to correct not by pushing the car into the center of the lane but by right at the edge of the line a trait that could make the driver or nearby slightly uneasy.

By blending the G37’s athleticism double-take inducing looks and sophistication, Infiniti has created a sport/luxury sedan that appeal to a broader swath of than its already strong-selling

The hybrid model, with its of power and efficiency, is arguably the desirable Q50 in many respects it’s just a shame the steering.

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