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)
Manufacturer Infiniti
Also called Nissan Skyline
Production 2013-present
Model years 2014-present
Assembly Tochigi Plant, Kaminokawa, Tochigi, Japan
Designer Joel Baek (2011)
Body and chassis
Class Compact luxury car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
Platform Nissan FM platform
Transmission 7-speed automatic
6-speed manual
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 71.65 in (1,820 mm)
Height 56.8 in (1,443 mm)
Predecessor Infiniti G-series/Q40

The Infiniti Q50 is a compact luxury car 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 designs 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 the Nissan or Infiniti name, although it has Infiniti emblems and is 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) and Infiniti Etherea (headlights, three-dimensional double-arch grille, 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 Harbour 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 Canadian 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]

Announced December of 2015, the 2016 Q50 will be available with a 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 making either 300 or 400HP [23]

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 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 shopping credit and a style consultation, Thom Browne Solid Silver Personal Card Case (Browne version) or ZAC Zac Posen Smartphone Clutch (Posen version).[24][25][26][27][28][29][30]

Q50 Hybrid (2013–)[edit]

Infiniti Q50 S Hybrid at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.[31] Power for the Q50 Hybrid comes from the 3.5 liter gasoline engine combined with electric motor. Early European models included rear and all-wheel drive forms.[16]

Q50L (2014–)[edit]

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

The Chinese model was set to go on sale in 2014.[32][33]

Q50 Eau Rouge (2014)[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.[34][35][36]

Plans to put the Eau Rouge into production were shelved in January 2015.[37]


The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 Geneva International Motor Show,[18] followed by 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.[38][39][40] 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.[41] 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.


The Q50 Eau Rouge was set to directly compete against its German and British counterparts for the high-performance 4-door vehicle market. Direct competitors to the Q50 Eau Rouge include: BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz E-Class 63 AMG, Audi RS7 / Audi RS6, & Jaguar XFR-S.

Technical specifications[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[50]
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 364 PS (268 kW; 359 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 364 PS (268 kW; 359 hp)@?, 546 N·m (403 lb·ft)@?

2015- Q50 engine options now include 300hp twin turbo direct injection 3.0L v6 (vr30ddtt)and 400hp twin turbo 3.0L v6 (vr30ddtt) (increase to 400HP attributed to addition of turbo speed sensors and programming.

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).


Petrol engines
Model Years Types
2.0 RWD 2014– 7-speed automatic
3.7 RWD 2013– 7-speed automatic
3.7 AWD 2013– 7-speed automatic
Hybrid 2013– 7-speed automatic (Jatco JR712E)
Hybrid AWD 2013– 7-speed automatic
Diesel engines
Model Years Types
2.2d 2013– 6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic


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 of Q50 at Tochigi production plant began on 2013-05-14.[51][52][53]

Production of the Chinese models of Q50L sedan at Xiangyang plant in Hubei Province, China was set to begin in 2014.[8][31][54]

The production of 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline 4-cylinder developed by Daimler at the Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant (in Franklin County, Tennessee (US) began in June 26, 2014. The engine is also used by Daimler's Mercedes-Benz C-Class at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Alabama.[55][56]

Production of European models of Q50 was set to begin in 2015.[31]

The Infiniti Q50 audio system was designed by Bose.[57]

Racing program[edit]

BTCC NGTC Spec Infiniti Q50

On 16 October 2014 it was announced that the Infiniti Q50 would be entering the British Touring Car Championship for the 2015 season under the banner of Support our Paras.[58]

The team announced[59] they will be entering two cars in the championship to be driven by Richard Hawken and Derek Palmer Jr. supporting the charity Support Our Paras through racing.

The team has also set itself the ultimate long-term goal of developing, training and ensuring an injured Paratrooper graduates through the racing ranks to pilot an Infiniti Support Our Paras Racing car in the future.


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