Infiniti Q50S Hybrid first drive Review Autocar

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Infiniti Q50S Hybrid drive review

What is it?

The Q50S Hybrid is the car with Nissan’s luxury arm hopes to prop open the door to executive car market.

Infiniti has knocking on that door 2008. There’s been no to speak of yet.

Now, the new Infiniti Q50. a saloon the of a BMW 3-series that replaces the G37, but brings fleet-friendly diesel power to Infiniti’s for the first time.

There’s to this car than heater mind. The Japanese brand is on state-of-the-art technology to motivate Q50 – specifically, younger buyers who its smartphone-savvy in-car entertainment

A fully loaded Q50 comes a dual touchscreen multimedia LED headlights, a 14-speaker Bose surround-view cameras and enough safety and convenience systems to the average Mercedes S-class competition.

Infiniti’s Daimler-powered 2.2d will be the version to deliver much-needed European sales for the brand, and that car will be the of a full Autocar road in due course.

In advance, Infiniti us with the range-topping petrol-electric as a whistle-whetter on UK roads.

What is it

A breath of fresh air for the executive segment on styling. The Q50 is very but also shapely and quite – in a class where sacrificing assertiveness for an alluring curve like an incalculable risk.

one next to a Mazda 6 and suddenly the doesn’t look quite as as it does side-by-side with an A4. Luckily for Infiniti, the latter is the more relevant.

Available in equipment-rich specification the Q50S Hybrid rides on a sports suspension setup and power from a 302bhp V6 petrol engine working in with a 67bhp electric

The powertrain’s evidently been since it appeared in the larger and now offers a generally convincing of pace, drivability, economy and

Quiet and smooth on step-off and the combustion engine starts, the Q50 along in urban congestion The electrified part of the powertrain the V6 to shut down for frequent and lengthy periods, and you can coax than 40mpg out of the trip without trouble.

Head out of and that economy will to average 32mpg – low enough to the car’s true colours as a indulgence more plain. But also find there’s a slice of dynamism here.

The Q50S feels fast, when you shift gears in the manual mode, and handles — with plenty of and aplomb. The chassis is skillfully for cornering — and carefully for tight body control and damping, partnered with compliance to make the compromise liveable.

This is no BMW 335i. but it shade an Audi S4 on poise, and involvement; that V6 engine’s a charmer when it revs. At you’ll wish the active systems were less the powertrain a natch more in its power delivery when you feed in some power, and the pedal feel more Those failings aren’t however.

The Q50’s big technological – it’s steer-by-wire steering – turns out to be something of a damp Standard on the Q50 S Hybrid and the 2.2d in trim and optional lower in the range, the system has several settings for directness and steering and allows you single-seater-level heft and if you want it.

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You won’t want it. The rack is at its fluent and intuitive in its lightest and modes; making it faster or only made the Q50 more and less agreeable to drive for tester.

The system has reasonable feel – more consistent if you the lane keeping assist – but no increase in weight as you lean on an outside front wheel, or lightness as that wheel short on grip.

There’s no steering feedback at all – there be – but there’s no decent digital for it, either. The car’s immune being knocked off course of bump-steer or camber change, but seems scant consolation, when earlier test suggests the standard power setup is a good one.

Should I buy one?

You’ll alternative tastes to consider the for sure. But you could do a great worse than this for a executive saloon – and pay a great more on benefit-in-kind tax.

cost you £130 a month for an Audi S4 as a company car, to be a premium the German is undoubtedly not

What all that implies a non-sports suspended, lesser-equipped Q50 is the lingering question – and it remains to be on UK roads.

But, at least, the must at least go down as an sign.

Infiniti Q50S Hybrid

£40,000; 0-62mph 5.1sec; Top 155mph; Economy 45.6mpg; CO2 Kerb weight 1825kg; V6, 3498cc, petrol, with motor assist; Power at 6800rpm; Torque 403lb ft at Gearbox 7-spd automatic

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