Infiniti Q50

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Infiniti Q50
Infiniti Q50 S HYBRID (V37) – Frontansicht, 14. Juni 2014, Düsseldorf.jpg
Infiniti Q50 S Hybrid (V37, Germany)
Overview
Manufacturer Infiniti
Also called Nissan Skyline
Production May 14, 2013—present
Model years 2014-
Designer Joel Baek (2011)
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission 7-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 112.2 in (2,850 mm)
114.1 in (2,898 mm) (Q50L)
Length 188.3 in (4,783 mm)
191.0 in (4,851 mm) (Q50L)
Width 71.8 in (1,824 mm)
Height 56.8 in (1,443 mm)
Chronology
Predecessor Infiniti G

The Infiniti Q50 is a compact executive sedan that replaced the Infiniti G sedan, manufactured by Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand. The new model debuted at the 2013 North American International Auto Show and went on sale in North America in the third quarter 2013 and in Europe in fourth quarter 2013. A hybrid version is available.

The design of the Q50 continues to follow the design first shown by the 2009 Infiniti Essence concept and the production 2011 Infiniti M. The Q50 is also the first instance of a hybrid model in Infiniti's entry-level model.[1]

The Japanese model is marketed as Skyline only without Nissan or Infiniti name, although it has Infiniti emblems and sold at the Nissan dealer.

Q50 sedan (2013-)[edit]

The design was based on Infiniti Essence (crescent-cut C-pillar, deep body section, asymmetrical cabin layout, interior finishes), Infiniti Etherea (headlights, three-dimensional double-arch grille, interior finishes), Infiniti Emerg-E (asymmetrical cabin layout, interior finishes).[2] The production Q50 design was frozen in June 2011, after being designed by Joel Baek under Shiro Nakamura.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 North American International Auto Show,[3] followed by 2013 Canadian International Auto Show,[4] 2013 Geneva Motor Show (with Hybrid and 2.2d),[5][6] 2013 Dubai International Motor Show,[7] Auto Guangzhou Motor Show in China (with 2.0-liter (214PS) turbocharged engine from Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz)),[8][9] Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong.[10]

2014 Infiniti Q50 3.7 AWD (V37, USA)

North America models went on sale in Summer 2013 as 2014 model year vehicles, along with other major global markets begin in summer 2013. Early US and Canada models include 3.7-liter V6 (333PS), 3.5-liter Hybrid (364PS), each in a choice of rear-wheel drive or Intelligent All- Wheel Drive and in a selection of trim levels, including Sport models.[1][11][12]

US models went on sale in August 2013.[13]

Early Canada models include 3.7-litre V6 (Q50 RWD, Q50 Sport RWD, Q50 Premium AWD, Q50 Premium AWD Navi, Q50 Premium AWD Navi + Deluxe Touring and Tech, Q50 Sport AWD, Q50 Sport AWD Deluxe Touring and Tech) and 3.5-litre Hybrid (Q50 Hybrid Premium RWD, Q50 Hybrid Premium AWD, Q50 Hybrid Sport AWD).[14][15]

The European models went on sale in autumn 2013 (depending on country). Early models included 2.2d and Hybrid.[16][17] 2.0 RWD (211PS) model was added in autumn 2014.[18]

In China the 2014 Q50 3.7L was sold as an imported vehicle, until production in China could begin.[19][20] 2.0 RWD (211PS) model was added in spring 2014, and the Q50 Hybrid also joined the line up. [18]

Middle East models was set to go on sale in spring 2014 as 2014 model year vehicles. Early models include 3.7-litre V6 and 3.5-liter Hybrid, both in rear-wheel drive.[21]

Australian models went on sale in February 2014, launching with the 2.2d diesel and 3.5 petrol hybrid models. The petrol 2.0 turbo is expected to arrive later in 2014.[22]

Hong Kong models went on sale as 2014 model year vehicles.[10]

2014 Infiniti Q50 Exclusive Designer Edition (2013-)[edit]

They are versions of 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan produced in association with Gilt City, designed by fashion designers Zac Posen and Thom Browne, with customization by metal crafters in Southern California.

Thom Browne 2014 Infiniti Q50 includes with chrome body finish, red, white and blue stripe from the seats to the floor mats, and stitching on the steering wheel; sterling silver ring encircling the gear-shift handle, luggage designed to fit in the trunk.

Zac Posen 2014 Infiniti Q50 includes body colour fade from silver in front to charcoal in back, and from matte to shine; a clutch that holds a smartphone that was also sold on Gilt, red-carpet interior colour, shagreen handle and shagreen stick with leather piping.

The vehicles were unveiled in Infiniti of Manhattan dealership at Hell's Kitchen area.

The vehicles went on sale on gilt.com in 2013-12-13 for $75,000, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Two of the buyers also received a $10,000 Gilt.com shopping credit and a style consultation, Thom Browne Solid Silver Personal Card Case (Browne version) or ZAC Zac Posen Smartphone Clutch (Posen version).[23][24][25][26][27][28][29]

Q50 Hybrid (2013-)[edit]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.[30]

Early European models included rear and all-wheel drive forms.[16]


Q50 Eau Rouge (2014)[edit]

Concept[edit]

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Named for the famous corner at Spa-Francorchamps, the Eau Rouge is a Formula One inspired concept car based on the Q50 premium sports sedan, with aerodynamic styling treatments and design elements influenced by Infiniti's partnership with Infiniti Red Bull Racing. Changes include bespoke carbon fibre bodywork (carbon fibre front splitter, rear diffuser and side sill skirts, carbon fibre roof and door mirror casings), 20-inch lightweight forged alloy wheels, a dual-exit exhaust sports system below a large integrated rear spoiler, 20mm wider wheel arches, red body color with overlaid tinted clear coat, matching carbon fibre door and center console panes, a high-grip sports steering wheel with Formula One-style paddle-shifters.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.[31][32][33]

Prototype[edit]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 Geneva International Motor Show,[18] followed by 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.[34][35][36] Changes from Q50 Eau Rouge concept included a twin-turbocharged 3799cc (568 PS (418 kW; 560 hp)/600 N·m (443 lb·ft)) V6 from the Nissan GT-R and a 7-speed automatic transmission and Intelligent AWD from the Infiniti Q70.[37] The transmission and drivelines were compromises due to the inability of Infiniti to fit the rest of the GT-R's drivetrain into the prototype.

Q50L (2014-)[edit]

The long wheelbase version of Q50 sedan vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. The Q50L has 48 mm (1.9 inch) longer wheelbase than the regular Q50 to provide more spacious rear legroom. It's powered by 2.0 liter turbo engine matched to 7 speed automatic transmission. Trim levels for the Q50L sold in China are Comfort, Elegant, Sport, Luxury, and Sport Luxury.

China model was set to go on sale in 2014.[38][39]

Technical specifications[40][41][42][43][44][45][46][edit]

Engines[47][edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
2.0 RWD 2014- Mercedes-Benz M 274 DE 20 AL 211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp)@5500, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250-3500
3.7 RWD 2013- 3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (Nissan VQ37VHR) 333 PS (245 kW; 328 hp)@7000, 365 N·m (269 lb·ft)@7000
3.7 AWD 2013- 3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6 (Nissan VQ37VHR) 333 PS (245 kW; 328 hp)@7000, 365 N·m (269 lb·ft)@7000
Hybrid 2013- 3,498 cc (213 cu in) V6 (Nissan VQ35HR) 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@6800, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@5000
electric motor (Nissan HM34) 68 PS (50 kW; 67 hp)@1650-2000, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@1650
combined 374 PS (275 kW; 369 hp)@?, 546 N·m (403 lb·ft)@?
Hybrid AWD 2013- 3,498 cc (213 cu in) V6 (Nissan VQ35HR) 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@6800, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@5000
electric motor (Nissan HM34) 68 PS (50 kW; 67 hp)@1650-2000, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@1650
combined 374 PS (275 kW; 369 hp)@?, 546 N·m (403 lb·ft)@?
Diesel engines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
2.2d 2013- 2,143 cc (131 cu in) I4 turbo (Mercedes-Benz OM 651 22 LA) 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)@3200-4200, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1600-2800

Diesel engine is sourced from Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz).

Transmissions[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Types
2.0 RWD 2014- 7-speed automatic (Mercedes-Benz 7G-TRONIC PLUS)
3.7 RWD 2013- 7-speed automatic
3.7 AWD 2013- 7-speed automatic
Hybrid 2013- 7-speed automatic
Hybrid AWD 2013- 7-speed automatic
Diesel engines
Model Years Types
2.2d 2013- 6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic

Performance[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Acceleration 0-60 mph(s) Acceleration 0–100 km/h(s)
2.0 RWD 2014- ? 7.2
3.7 RWD 2013- 5.3 5.5
3.7 AWD 2013- 5.6 5.8
Hybrid 2013- 4.9 5.1
Hybrid AWD 2013- 5.2 5.4
Diesel engines
Model Years Acceleration 0-60 mph(s) Acceleration 0–100 km/h(s)
2.2d 2013- ? 8.7/8.5

Production[edit]

Production of Q50 at Tochigi production plant began on 2013-05-14.[48][49][50]

Production of the Chinese models of Q50L sedan at Xiangyang plant in Hubei Province, China was set to begin in 2014.[8][30][51]

2014 Infiniti Q50 was recalled for faulty occupant classification system software that incorrectly classifies the passenger seat as empty when it is occupied by an adult, leading to failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash.[52]

The production of 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline 4-cylinder developed by Daimler at Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant began in June 26, 2014. The engines were used in European versions of Infiniti Q50 sports sedan assembled in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.[53][54]

Production of European models of Q50 was set to begin in 2015.[30]

The Infiniti Q50 audio system was designed by Bose.[55]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ 2014 Infiniti Q50 Makes National Debut At The 2013 Canadian International Auto Show
  5. ^ New Models Spearhead Infiniti at the Geneva Motor Show
  6. ^ 【ジュネーブモーターショー13】インフィニティ Q50 ディーゼルを初公開
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  21. ^ INFINITI Q50 NAMED ‘CAR OF THE YEAR’
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  23. ^ Gilt.com to Offer Two Exclusive 2014 Infiniti Q50 Luxury Sports Sedans Designed by Thom Browne and Zac Posen
  24. ^ Thom Browne, Zac Posen Help Design Infiniti Cars, Clutch Included
  25. ^ Thom Browne Pimps Infiniti's Ride and Gilt Gets It to You
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  34. ^ Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype to make its first dynamic appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
  35. ^ A festival of Infiniti at Goodwood
  36. ^ 日系高性能跑房、Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge於Goodwood展現性能魅力無限
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  50. ^ First Infiniti Q50 Rolls Off the Production Line at Tochigi Plant to Signal Bold New Direction for Model Line-Up
  51. ^ Katy Perry to Perform at Infiniti Brand Festival in China
  52. ^ Nissan recalling more than 1M vehicles for airbags that may fail to deploy
  53. ^ デカードパワートレイン工場で、インフィニティ「Q50」とメルセデスベンツ「Cクラス」の2.0リッターターボエンジンの組立開始
  54. ^ Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant Begins Assembly of 2.0L Turbo Engines for Infiniti Q50 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  55. ^ VIDEO REPORT: Unique Sound System on Infiniti Q50 Delivers a Concert in the Car

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