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INFINITI Q50:

A NEW MODEL, A NEW NAME, A NEW ENGINE… AND A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS FOR INFINITI IN EUROPE

A four-cylinder diesel engine joins Infiniti’s seductive design and intuitive technology in their most alluring and advanced forms yet to deliver an engaging new contender straight to the heart of Europe’s premium sedan class. The Q50 introduces world-first technologies, ushers in a never-before-seen level of dynamic customisation and reinforces Infiniti‘s performance-first ethos with a Q50 Hybrid set to rewrite the record books

At a glance

• All-new premium design born of craftsmanship and technology

• First new-generation Infiniti Q model for Europe

• Rear-wheel drive, manual or automatic transmission

• 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with 170PS, 400Nm of torque and under 115g/km CO2 (estimated*), 0-100km/h in under 9 seconds and 4.4 l/100km / 64 mpg (estimated*)

• 364PS Q50 3.5 Hybrid version with 0-100km/h in under 5.5seconds and under 145g/km CO2 (estimated*)

• Dynamic drive enhanced by driver-selectable steering weight and gearing with world-first Direct Adaptive Steering

• Stress-reducing Active Lane Control that “magnetizes” the car within its lane

• Highly customisable digital environment: dual touch-screens for totally intuitive control

• Class-best wheelbase for spacious rear accommodation

• New comfortable seat designed with spinal support inspired by zero gravity research by NASA

• On sale across Europe from the autumn (depending on country)

*Homologated figures will be available in the summer

OVERVIEW:

SEDUCTIVE DESIGN, AGILE PERFORMANCE, INTUITIVE TECHNOLOGY

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 centre 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.

The second version of the Q50 for Europe is the Q50 3.5 Direct Response Hybrid whose accelerative ability will guarantee it a place in the top echelons of European high performance sports saloons. With 0-100km/h estimated to be well under 5.5 seconds it is likely even to topple its big brother, the Infiniti M35h, which is currently listed in Guinness World Records as the world’s fastest accelerating hybrid car.

The 364PS Q50 3.5 Hybrid shares the same intelligent dual-clutch Direct Response Hybrid system and 7-speed automatic transmission as the M35h, but with changes to improve performance, extend its electric-only range and allow for an outstanding cargo capacity for a hybrid in this class.

In characteristic no-compromise Infiniti manner, the performance is matched by a remarkable level of efficiency – with fuel consumption on the combined cycle estimated to be 6.2 l/100km (45mpg) and CO2 emissions under 145g/km. The Q50 3.5 Hybrid will be available in both rear and all-wheel drive forms in Europe.

The dynamic performance offered by every Infiniti Q50 is enhanced with the availability of Direct Adaptive Steering – a world-first technology that provides faster steering response and greater precision with an unrivalled scope for driver customisation. Direct Adaptive Steering can be configured easily for both steering effort and gearing, ensuring steering response is always in tune with driving style and type of road. The system is overseen by three separate control units and works in parallel with the mechanical steering linkage for failsafe reliability in all situations.

Infiniti’s reputation as a technology leader is reinforced in the Q50 with the world’s most advanced lane departure prevention technology yet, Active Lane Control. The newest addition to Infiniti’s all-encompassing Safety Shield technology, Active Lane Control is unique in using the steering (rather than the brakes) to encourage the car to stay between the lane markings on the motorway – an effect described as being “magnetized to within its lane”, making driving less tiring on long journeys.

Like all Infiniti technologies, Direct Adaptive Steering and Active Lane Control have been developed to seamlessly and unobtrusively support the driver rather than isolate them.

The Infiniti Q50 offers a new-generation digital environment designed for maximum customization and ease of use. Up to 96 vehicle parameters can stored on the i-Key for up to four different drivers, making the Q50 not just one of the most configurable cars in the class but also one that offers a very real sense of “my car knows me”.

Infiniti InTouch™, Infiniti’s next-generation communications technology, makes its debut on the Q50. Dual touch-screens, a first in the class, de-clutter the control layout and ensure totally intuitive operation of all functions, features and custom apps.

The Q50’s interior has an emphasis on natural elegance, spacious rear passenger accommodation and the signature craftsmanship, attention to detail and premium materials that set every Infiniti apart. In the design, there is a clear focus on the driver. Comfort was a particular focus and in the search for a new type of comfortable seat came from NASA research into the neutral posture the body adopts in a zero gravity environment.

The Q50’s comfort seats are designed to offer maximum spinal support and thus reduce fatigue on long drives.

The Q50 is the first model to feature Infiniti’s new naming strategy that will see all models bear either a Q or (for the crossovers) QX badge. The change recalls iconic Q models of Infiniti’s past and offers a clear and logical naming platform into which all existing and future Infiniti models will fit, with the double digit number signifying the area of the market where the car competes.

The Infiniti Q50 makes its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013 – in the same halls that in previous years saw its concept car forebears unveiled –following its world reveal at NAIAS in Detroit two months before. The Q50 in both diesel and hybrid forms will go on sale across Europe from autumn 2013 (depending on country) in a range of standard and Sport models all designed to offer maximum choice and flexibility for both private and fleet customers.

INFINITI Q50 DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Length (mm) 4790

Width 1820

Height 1455

Wheelbase 2850

Wheel size 17/18/19-inch

Displacement 2143cc

Fuel system Common rail

Turbocharger Variable geometry

INFINITI Q50 3.5 HYBRID POWERTRAIN

Engine V6 petrol/electric hybrid

Type Intelligent dual clutch

Displacement 3498cc

V6 maximum power 225kW (302PS)

V6 maximum torque 350Nm (258lb ft)

Transmission 7-speed automatic

Maximum speed 250km/h*

0-100km/h under 5.5 seconds*

Combined cycle consumption under 6.2 l/100km (45mpg)*

CO2 emissions under 145g/km*

*Estimated figures

THE INFINITI Q50 IN DETAIL

1. SEDUCTIVE DESIGN

Infiniti follows no one on design and the Q50 capitalises on this with a sensuously flowing shape that is elegant, warm and emotionally appealing while offering all the discreet muscularity for which Infiniti models are known. The headlights add a lifelike quality and define a face which is quite distinct from that of its German rivals.

Inspiration for the design comes from Infiniti’s sports saloon past but chiefly from the trio of exceptional concept cars (Essence 2009, Etherea 2011, Emerg-e 2012) that together encapsulate the Infiniti design DNA so successfully advanced by Infiniti Chief Creative Office, Shiro Nakamura.

On the longest wheelbase in the class, the Q50 has a natural size advantage over rivals. However it is the car’s proportions that do most to provide its signature sporting stance. The Q50 is notably low and wide.

It appears planted on the road, and with its taut lines, strong shoulders and arching roofline makes an unmistakably powerful impression. Rarely has a car looked as eager to pounce while maintaining such dignified elegance, perfectly expressed by the crescent-cut C-pillar – a design USP that ensures the Q50 will always be instantly identifiable.

The front of the car is characterised by a new and more three-dimensional mesh grille, framed by the distinctive ‘double arch’ chrome surround used on all Infiniti models. Strong crease lines flow from the bottom of the A-pillars down the bonnet sides to seamlessly connect with the grille sides in a distinctive sweep. The hooded lights appear as eyes, offering another unique Q50 signature, day or night.

A similar visual light signature is repeated at the rear of the car. The indicator lights and front fog lights are all LED units, while the headlights come either as halogen or with full LED technology, available with Infiniti Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) as well as Automatic High/Low beam control.

Sport versions get a reprofiled front bumper section and machine-finished 19-inch alloy wheels. Standard Q50s are equipped with 17-inch wheels, while 18-inch and 19-inch are available according to the grades. Some versions of the Q50 have been designed to work with third-generation run-flat tyres for the convenience and safety of owners.

The Q50’s shape is aerodynamic as well as seductive, with the zero lift concept body achieving an excellent Cd of 0.26 in standard form. Eight exterior colours will be available including two developed exclusively for the Q50 range: Hagane Brown and Hagane Blue.


Powerful looks, powerful platform

The powerful looks are based on an equally powerful platform, a bespoke version of Infiniti’s latest chassis technology. Double wishbone front suspension and multilink rear (with Dual Flow Path shock absorbers) guarantee handling poise and precision whilst improving ride comfort. Handling is further enhanced by a stiffer body structure and lower body weight.

Sport versions get sports-tuned suspension with double piston shock absorbers as well as upgraded brake rotors with 4-piston front calipers and 2-piston rear. As part of an overall performance and handling assessment, they have been tested by Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s three times Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel at the Tochigi test track in Japan and by RBR test driver Sebastien Buemi at the infamous Nordschleife — one of the toughest proving grounds in the world.

Ultra High Tensile Strength Steel – a weight-saving first

In keeping with the raft of technological firsts, the Q50 also features extensive use of 1.2GPa Ultra High Tensile Strength Steel with High Formability.

The Q50 features 13 different parts of the upper-body section constructed from this High Tensile steel, including the A pillars, B pillars and roof rails. This is a world-first for production vehicles.

This contributes considerably to weight saving overall helping to improve fuel consumption, whilst making the vehicle structurally stronger and thus improving occupant safety.

One of the characteristics of the newly-developed material is the compatibility of both strength and elongation through micronizing of the material to develop a compound structure where an optimal balance between hard layers and soft layers is obtained instead of a simple structure, which is found in previous super high-tensile materials.

The weight-saving will ultimately lead to less CO2 emission. It underlines Infiniti’s commitment to innovative sustainability.

Interior design: technology in perfect harmony

Harmonious design and surprisingly spacious accommodation come together with Infiniti’s trademark craftsmanship and innovative technologies to make the Q50 cabin a stand-out place to be, for driver or passenger.

A dual cockpit feel is achieved by a dashboard that flows around in a subtle “double wave” formation and by an asymmetrical centre section. With soft curves, contrasting surfaces and a precision finish, the design is both welcoming and also driver-centric. All key controls are located to be operated so the driver does not need to change driving posture.

Enhancing the in-command feeling is a control layout that majors on ergonomic human-machine interface. This is in part thanks to the Q50 being one of the first cars to feature dual touch-screens. Each screen can be used to display and control different functions, so while, for example, the top screen shows navigation the lower screen can be used to oversee systems such as climate control, communications or entertainment. The two screens can also work together so while the route is viewed on the top screen places of interest on that route can be searched for on the lower screen.

It is all part of Infiniti’s next-generation approach to intuitive technology so evident on the Q50.

With a wheelbase of 2850mm, the Q50 has plenty of room for … passengers front and back; rear knee room is expected to be best in class. Particular attention has been paid to easy ingress and exit. The rear seat can be split 60/40 for when extra luggage capacity is needed, and there is access to the boot via the centre armrest so that long objects, such as skis, can be carried along with rear seat passengers.

As with any Infiniti there is an emphasis on natural materials inside and leather and maple wood are both available, as well as aluminium with the textured Kacchu finish based on ancient Japanese crafts. The three interior colour ways are Wheat, Graphite and Stone.

Available features on the Q50 include Active Noise Control, a next-generation Studio on Wheels Bose® audio system, Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster® air purifier, and Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection.

Seats: inspired by NASA

Infiniti looked to outer space to find the key to developing seats for the Q50 that offer fatigue-free comfort even over long periods. Engineers working alongside researchers at Keio University in Japan were inspired by NASA research that showed the neutral posture the human body adopts in zero gravity situations to impose the least amount of load on the body, allowing for the same posture to be maintained without discomfort for long periods.

The front seats in the Q50 are designed to replicate this neutral posture as closely as possible. Their unique design and structure provides continuous support for the spine from the pelvis to the chest, reducing muscular and spinal loads and improving blood flow, thereby reducing fatigue over long distances.

Long-distance comfort may have been the priority but being an Infiniti the seats have to fulfil other criteria as well. They do. Depending on model, the front seats feature eight-way power adjustment, adjustable lumbar support and thigh extensions, and, for models equipped with sports seats, power operated side bolsters.

The seats can also be covered in leather and be heated (as can the steering wheel).

2. AGILE PERFORMANCE

The heart of every Infiniti is its engine – for the Q50 like any other Infiniti. The new saloon is available in Europe with either a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, boasting an exceptional balance between performance and low emissions (under 115g/km ), or a 3.5-litre V6 petrol/electric hybrid powertrain with the emphasis firmly on high performance – but with surprisingly good CO2 (under 145g/km).

Both engines are true to the Inspired Performance principles required of the brand, but while the hybrid unit is all Infiniti, and as used by the Infiniti M35h, the diesel engine has been developed from the Daimler AG 2.2 diesel unit employed in certain C and E-class Mercedes, and as such is the first result of the component-sharing agreement between the two companies.

Infiniti engineers have made a substantial contribution into the development of this engine for the Q50. Most important is that it feels different, with faster response in keeping with the sportier drive characteristics Infiniti requires. Although power (125kW) and torque (400Nm) are familiar, the manner in which these maxima are achieved is unique to Infiniti.

This has been achieved not just by digital remapping but a considerable amount of re-engineering.

Unique Infiniti engine parts include air inlet, intercooler, low-pressure fuel system and after treatment system, oil pan, engine mounts, and engine control unit (ECU). Visible engine items are in addition unique to Infiniti. The block, turbocharger, exhaust and injection system are common with the Mercedes-Benz version.

INFINITI Q50 2.2d POWERTRAIN

Engine Direct-injection diesel

Layout Four cylinder

Displacement 2143cc

Fuel system Common rail

Turbocharger Variable geometry

Maximum power 125kW (170PS)

Maximum torque 400Nm (295lb ft)

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Drive Rear-wheel drive

Transmission 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic

Maximum speed 230km/h*

0-100km/h Under 9 seconds*

Combined cycle consumption 4.4 l/100km (64mpg)*

CO2 emissions under 115g/km*

*Estimated figures

The diesel engine is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed automatic, both Daimler units that have been modified to meet Infiniti requirements. The manual shift device is new for the Q50, and puts the emphasis on a smooth, solid shift quality. The automatic transmission’s change-up speeds and kickdown points have been revised to enhance the lively feel and give the car more urgent acceleration.

Performance to rewrite the record books

More Inspired Performance comes with the Q50 3.5 Hybrid. With an estimated 0-100km/h time of under 5.5 seconds it is destined to be among the very fastest cars in the class, but with a lower carbon footprint. It has the same net power (364PS) as the Infiniti M35h with which is shares its drivetrain, but it is odds on to out-accelerate even its potent big brother – the current Guinness World Record-holder as the fastest-accelerating hybrid saloon.

The acclaimed Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system, with its intelligent one motor/dual clutch control, appears in the Q50 in revised form with, among other enhancements, a new electric motor. The changes deliver improvements to response and efficiency as well as further extending the electric range – already one of the most impressive available.

Impressively, the engineers have been able to package the hybrid control hardware and new-for-the-Q50 lithium-ion battery pack in an innovative new way in the rear of the car, allowing for a generous 400 litres trunk capacity.

As with the M35h, the Q50 3.5 Hybrid uses Infiniti’s Adaptive Shift Control 7-speed automatic transmission. It features Downshift Rev Matching and manual shift mode via available steering column-mounted magnesium paddle shifters.

The Infiniti Q50 3.5 Hybrid promises class-leading performance – with the prospect of exceptionally low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (figures yet to be homologated). The model will be available in Europe in both rear-wheel drive and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive forms, for maximum customer choice.

INFINITI Q50 3.5 HYBRID POWERTRAIN

Engine V6 petrol Atkinson cycle/electric hybrid

Type Intelligent dual clutch

Displacement 3498cc

V6 maximum power 225kW (302PS)

V6 maximum torque 350Nm (258lb ft)

Electric maximum power 50kW (67PS)

Combined maximum power 268kW (364PS)

Drive Rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive

Transmission 7-speed automatic

Maximum speed 250km/h*

0-100km/h under 5.5 seconds*

Combined cycle consumption under 6.2 l/100km (45mpg)*

CO2 emissions under 145g/km*

*Estimated figures

Dynamism delivered: the Q50’s world-first technologies

As a company at the forefront of technological innovation, Infiniti is constantly looking for new ways to enhance its cars’ dynamism and boost driving pleasure. The Q50 delivers in style, with the world debut of Direct Adaptive Steering, a core component of the new model’s agile performance.

Direct Adaptive Steering is an electronic “by-wire” system that is standard on the Q50 3.5 Hybrid and optional on the Q50 2.2d. Direct Adaptive Steering comes with several advantages: steering response is faster, precision is greater, vibration at the steering wheel is eliminated and, uniquely, the system allows the driver to choose the steering feel they most prefer – not just the weight but also the gearing. Other systems achieve similar results through different means, but none is available in the Q50’s class and none can match the Infiniti’s electronic sophistication.

Steering is simply adjusted on a touch screen as part of the Infiniti Drive Mode Selector. There are two pre-set modes (Sport and Standard) plus a custom mode. In the Standard setting the steering is set for maximum ease of use for all drivers on all roads.

Sport mode increases the steering effort and makes the gearing more direct for faster response – ideal for enthusiastic driving on twisting roads.

The Custom mode allows the driver to mix and match effort and gearing to suit individual driving style and type of road. Light and quick, or slow and heavy, the choice is theirs. A Direct Adaptive Steering equipped Q50 can therefore be as secure and stress-free to steer on a motorway as it is reassuring and rewarding to handle on a mountain pass, or as light and easy to manoeuvre in a crowded car park.

Direct Adaptive Steering works by electronically transferring the driver’s input to the front wheels, where a high-response actuator drives the steering rack, eliminating the mechanical losses that can dull the responses in conventional systems. DAS comes with triple-mode back-up (three separate electronic control units), 400,000km of real world test distance behind it and the absolute failsafe of the mechanical steering linkage.

Active Lane Control: tomorrow’s technology today

A further advantage of Direct Adaptive Steering is that it is the power behind Active Lane Control, Infiniti’s breakthrough in lane departure prevention technology. Active Lane Control is the most effective and sophisticated such system yet developed because it is the only one to use the steering to keep the car between lane markings on the motorway. Other systems use the vehicle’s Electronic Stability Program (ESP) to apply braking force on one side of the car in order to alter its course.

Active Lane Control uses a camera to detect the lane the vehicle is travelling in. The information is processed and relayed to the Direct Adaptive Steering control unit which traces the centre of the lane and makes make the necessary corrections as required.

Apart from the obvious safety benefits in the mitigation of unintended lane departure, Active Lane Control adds to the Q50’s dynamic appeal with its firm “on centre” steering feel and enhanced feeling of control. It has a positive influence too in making driving less tiring since fewer small steering corrections are needed to keep the car heading straight.

Like all Infiniti technology Active Lane Control and Direct Adaptive Steering are designed to support the driver rather than insulate them. The driver always has the choice of how the car is set up – Active Lane Control intervention can be mild or full depending on preference.

Safety Shield: more complete than ever

The Q50’s dynamic envelope is completed by the availability of more high-tech systems under the Safety Shield umbrella, all of them designed to enhance the drive. The newest, predictive Forward Collision Warning, is another world-first technology: it doesn’t just react to the speed/distance of the car in front, but also the car in front of that.

Other systems available on the Q50 include Back-up Collision Intervention (automatic transmission only), Around View Monitor – now with Moving Object Detection – as well as many of the safety and security technologies already found in other Infiniti models: Intelligent Cruise Control with Full Speed Range, Distance Control Assist, Blind Spot Warning and Blind Spot Intervention, and Forward Collision Avoidance Assist.

3. INTUITIVE TECHNOLOGY

The Infiniti Q50 offers a highly customisable digital environment for its array of technologies to operate in, in line with Infiniti’s belief that the driver must always remain in control. But how can a driver stay in control with so many complex systems? Infiniti’s answer is to make all technology interfaces totally intuitive and therefore as user-friendly and unobtrusive as possible.

The result is truly an intelligent car.

At the system’s heart is a next-generation communications platform called Infiniti InTouch™. In a first for the Q50’s class, it introduces dual touch-screen displays to the centre console on which a large number of the vehicle’s systems are displayed and controlled. Infiniti InTouch™. integrates a USB connection, Bluetooth handsfree phone, entertainment, optional navigation and smart phone apps and allows them to be controlled by the driver in a way that is safe and easy to do while driving.

The system is hugely customisable and interactive, but does also come with the back-up of physical knobs for the most often-used systems – such those for audio and climate – for those who prefer conventional controls.

The Q50’s intuitive technology takes another leap forward by ensuring the high degree of personalisation the car offers is easy to access. The answer here is Infiniti’s advanced i-Key which can automatically store personal settings for up to four different drivers. Preferences can be stored for systems that include driving position, heating and cooling, audio, navigation and telematics.

Up to 96 optional settings are offered in the custom mode alone, all accessible on the touch screens, effortlessly syncing car and driver as never before.

Source Infiniti press release.

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