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Infiniti’s Q50 sedan: Luxury is its suit

We’re headed off on a today. There’s only one Our destination is uncertain as is the route to get wherever “there” turns out to be. So in (as always), come along for the and enjoy some tangential and hairpin turns.

Usually, several days of driving a car various conditions, you have a good idea of where the is going to end up. Not today. This is a of sitting down at the keyboard and the sentences as if they’re a road

Side note to wannabe This isn’t the way to approach the Most good writers where they’re headed, up with a good lead and then take you to their

In this case, I’m the male driver. A bit lost and to stop and ask for directions.

For starters: test car is the all-new Infiniti Q50 Our test model has the 3.7 V-6 (sorry, a isn’t an option here), all the bells and whistles in terms of safety, comfort, and technology andapropos for New Englandall-wheel-drive.

Here’s we have to detour and give additional background on this new

The Q50 is a direct descendent of Infiniti’s a nice, near-luxury sport that’s still on sale inventory is exhausted). The question now whether the Q50 retains the G37’s of value and performance.

But first, another detour to Infiniti’s naming conventions. apologies for making this a bit convoluted.

Automakers want to their cars worldwide, and may be a great name in North for example, becomes an inappropriate or name elsewhere in the world. Infiniti’s wrenching corporate-wide to shift to Q designationsQ for cars, QX for and SUVs. Wrenching because it consumer confusion, something no wants.

In previous years, size was part of the name. The for example, had a 3.7-liter V-6 engine. the 37.

However, industry marketing worry that as conventional combustion engines became efficient and have smaller how would the consumers react if a if it’s more luxurious, and expensivewere to replace the G37?

So joins those manufacturers who chosen to move to the alphanumeric It’s something Audi and BMW done well, Audi its A and S designations and BMW with its 1- 2- 3- series for and X names for SUVs and crossovers. numbers in those model signify bigger (and expensive) vehicles.

If it’s for the consumer, it’s better for

That brings us back to the Base price for our test is $42,255 (including destination). Not bad for a that wants to go out to compete Europe’s finest: the BMW 3 Series, S4, Volvo S60, along worthy US (Cadillac ATS) and (Lexus IS 350) vehicles.

However, our test car had a bottom price of $51,955, thanks to add-on packages: Technology Deluxe Touring ($3,100), ($1,400), 19-inch AWD tire and package ($1,000), and leather ($1,000).

The technology package is and represents state of the art systems. are adaptive front lighting automatic high beams (as as there is in the industry), blind warning/prevention (excellent), backup intervention (amazing), intelligent control (I drove 60 miles touching the gas or brakes), active control, and upgraded climate

Self-discovery No. 1. Because these are the most memorable features to me, it means the Q50’s luxury-performance is tilted more towards than sport sedan. The Q50 most everything well, but the package isn’t a winner as a sedan; that said, it is an near-luxury “sporty” sedan.

A or so ago, we were introduced to its direct adaptive steering, an system, and how it felt great on a ride. In real-life experience, just differenta little too for my tastes, maybe because also working with the lane control during driving. Perhaps my driving wasn’t quite in step the controller’s algorithms.

The 3.7-liter V-6 is powerful (328 but a little noisy when The seven-speed automatic transmission is Downshifting for an exit ramp or turn, the transmission, with its feature, is amazingly smooth.

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