Infiniti Q60

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Infiniti Q60
2017 Infiniti Q60 (V37) front 4.24.18.jpg
Second generation Infiniti Q60
Overview
ManufacturerNissan
Also calledNissan Skyline (2007–2014)
Infiniti G coupe/convertible (2008/2009–2014)
Production2013–present
Model years2014–present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact executive car
Body style2-door coupe
2-door convertible (2013–2015)
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Front-engine, all-wheel-drive
Chronology
PredecessorInfiniti G (renamed from)

The Infiniti Q60 is a 2 door sport luxury coupe and convertible manufactured by Japanese automaker Infiniti. It is the successor to the Infiniti G coupe and convertible. The first generation Q60 was a rebadged Infiniti G coupe. This change came about after Infiniti former president Johan de Nysschen cited the need for "a new identity and direction to promote consumer familiarity with our model range as we expand the portfolio." Beginning in 2014, all passenger cars would be "Q" followed by a two-digit number. Those numbers would correspond to the vehicle’s position in the Infiniti hierarchy.

The second generation concept Q60 was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The production-ready model was released at the 2016 North American International Auto Show as a 2017 model.[1]

First generation (CV36, 2013–2015)[edit]

Infiniti Q60
Infiniti Q60 IPL Convertible (14973658069).jpg
Infiniti Q60 IPL Convertible (V36)
Overview
ManufacturerInfiniti
Production2013-2015
Model years2014-2015
AssemblyJapan: Kaminokawa, Tochigi
DesignerShinichiro Irie (coupe: 2005, convertible: 2007)
Body and chassis
Body style2-door coupe
2-door convertible
PlatformNissan FM platform
RelatedNissan 370Z
Infiniti EX
Infiniti FX
Infiniti M
Powertrain
Engine3.7 L VQ37HR 330 hp (250 kW)
3.7 L VQ37HR V6 348 hp (260 kW) (IPL)
Transmission6-speed manual
7-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase112.2 in (2,850 mm)
Length183.1 in (4,651 mm)
Width72.9 in (1,852 mm) (convertible)
71.8 in (1,824 mm) (coupe)
HeightConvertible
55.1 in (1,400 mm)
Coupe
54.8 in (1,392 mm) (AT)
54.9 in (1,394 mm) (MT)
Curb weight3,628–4,149 lb (1,646–1,882 kg)
Chronology
PredecessorInfiniti G

2015 Q60 Coupe, Q60 Convertible, Q60 IPL Convertible (2014-)[edit]

Changes to 2014 Q60 Coupe include:

  • Introduction of Q60S Coupe Limited 6MT and Q60S Coupe Limited (replace previous Q60 IPL Coupe 6MT and Q60 IPL Coupe AT). Total models: Q60 Coupe Journey, Q60 Coupe AWD, Q60S Coupe 6MT, Q60S Coupe Limited 6MT and Q60S Coupe Limited
  • Two new exterior colors: Majestic White and Hagane Blue (Moonlight White is no longer available)

Changes to 2014 Q60 Convertible include:

  • Two new exterior colors: Majestic White and Hagane Blue (Moonlight White is no longer available)
  • Offered in two models: Q60 Convertible and Q60S Convertible 6MT

Changes to 2014 Q60 IPL Convertible include:

  • One new exterior color: Majestic White (Moonlight White is no longer available)
  • Offered in one model: Q60 IPL Convertible

The vehicles were set to go on sale in July 2014.[2]

American models included only 3.7 (coupe/convertible/IPL convertible), 3.7 AWD (coupe).[3]

2015 Q60 Convertible Premier Edition[edit]

It is a version of 2015 Q60 Convertible for the Canadian market, with a choice of Red or Wheat leather seats, red leather with red tone wood interior trim or wheat leather with maple accents, unique front grille with black chrome, heated and cooled front seats, Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Voice Recognition for climate, audio and navigation controls; Climate Controlled Seats (with heating and cooling functions).[4]

Second generation (CV37, 2017–present)[edit]

Infiniti Q60
Infiniti Q60S 3.0t AWD Sport Tech (V37) – Frontansicht, 21. April 2017, Düsseldorf.jpg
Infiniti Q60 3.0t Sport
Overview
ManufacturerInfiniti
Production2016–present
Model years2017–present
AssemblyJapan: Kaminokawa, Tochigi[5]
DesignerAlfonso Albaisa[6]
Body and chassis
Body style2-door coupe
PlatformNissan FM platform
RelatedNissan 370Z/Fairlady Z Z34
Infiniti Q50/Nissan Skyline
Powertrain
Engine2.0 L M274 DE20 AL I4 (Europe, China, Canada, USA) 208 hp (155 kW)
3.0 L VR30DDTT twin-turbo V6 300 hp (220 kW)
3.0 L VR30DDTT twin-turbo V6 400 hp (300 kW) (Red Sport 400)
Transmission7-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase112.2 in (2,850 mm)
Length184.6 in (4,689 mm)
Width72.8 in (1,849 mm)
Height54.9 in (1,394 mm)
Curb weight3,727–4,024 lb (1,691–1,825 kg)
Rear view

The vehicle was unveiled in the 2015 North American International Auto Show as a concept.[1] A year later, Infiniti unveiled the production version at the 2016 North American International Auto Show,[7] followed by the European version debuting at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.[8][9]

The vehicles went on sale in the end of 2016 as models for 2017. Early models included 2.0t, 3.0t (304/405PS).[10]

American models went on sale as model year vehicles for 2017. Early models included 2.0t, 2.0t AWD, 3.0t (304PS), 3.0t AWD (304PS) in August 2016; followed by Red Sport 400 and Red Sport 400 AWD later in September 2016.[11][12][13] 3.0t Sport and 3.0t Sport AWD went on sale in December 2016.[14] Europe models were set to go on sale in October 2016 as a model year for 2017. Early models included 2.0t, followed by 3.0t (405PS).[15]

Aside from a redesign, the 2017 Q60 received many major upgrades like a lower and wider body, introduction of second generation Direct Adaptive Steering, Drive Mode Selector with custom settings profile, hydraulic electronic rack and pinion power steering system standard (2.0t), introduction of Dynamic Digital Suspension, retuned seven speed automatic transmission, Active Grille Shutter in V6 engine models, and for the first time, all new turbocharged engines. The Q60 Convertible was discontinued for the second generation.

Following the redesign, the new Q60 is able to have a drag coefficient of just 0.28, and zero front and rear lift. This allows the vehicle to remain stable at high speeds and in crosswind conditions. This is due to the all-new Active Grille Shutters, which help balance the engine's cooling requirements while also enhancing aerodynamics. The grille shutters remains closed under normal use, and open up when greater performance is required.[16]

The Q60 is available in several trims: Pure, Luxe, Sport and Red Sport 400.

The only engine choice for the Pure and Luxe trims is the Mercedes-Benz sourced 2.0L turbocharged engine, while the Sport and Red Sport receive the all new 3.0L turbocharged Nissan VR engine. The engine is the same for both the Sport and Red Sport trims, however, the Red Sport model is tuned to make 400hp. The Sport trims output is 300hp and. All engines are mated to a 7-speed automatic, and the 3.0t is also equipped with dual automatic transmission coolers. The 6-speed manual was dropped for the second generation.

Q60 Red Sport 400 is based on Q60 3.0t (304PS) coupe. Features include 14" rotors on the front and 13.8" rotors on the rear, opposed 2 and 4 piston red calipers, sport tuned Digital Dynamic Suspension, semi aniline leather appointed sport seats, aluminium accented pedals and paddle shifters, unique dual brushed satin finish Red Sport 400 exhaust tips, exclusive 20 inch sport aluminium-alloy wheels (staggered for RWD models) and chrome finished red 'S' exterior sport badging on the trunk and front fenders.

The Q60 also offers slew of new technologies and safety features. For MY2018, the ProAssist Package consisted of: Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Front & Rear Parking Sensors, Rain Sensing Wipers and Backup Collision Intervention® with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The ProActive Package adds: Intelligent Cruise Control with Full Speed Range, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention with Active Lane Control, Blind Spot Intervention, Distance Control Assist, Advanced Climate Control System with Plasmacluster and Grape Polyphenol filter, auto leveling Adaptive Front Lighting System with High Beam Assist, front seat pre-crash seatbelts and Direct Adaptive Steering.

Infiniti Q60 Neiman Marcus Edition (2016–)[edit]

It is a limited edition version (only 50 units built) of 2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 for the United States, with Solar Mica (golden beige) body colour, carbon fibre mirror housings, rear spoiler, side vent caps and fog lamp surrounds; Gallery White semi aniline leather interior upholstery, brushed aluminum trim, a custom AUTODROMO weekender bag, a personalised plaque in a special compartment that features the car's VIN number, Premium Coverking car cover with signature Neiman Marcus graphics.[17]

The vehicle went on sale on February 11, 2017.[18]

Project Black S[edit]

2017 Infiniti Q60 Project Black S Concept
Engine

Project Black S is a concept Q60 developed with Renault Sport Formula One Team. It was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show.[19][20][21] It features a Formula One inspired energy regeneration system with a dual motor/generator unit and battery pack. Engine power specifications were not disclosed, however, it is expected to come with the Red Sport 400 engine. The first motor traction motor/generator mounts is attached end of transmission, providing direct power to the rear wheels. The second motor/generator is attached to the turbocharger, to help spool it up instantly to eliminate turbo lag at lower engine speeds. Once at higher revs, when the exhaust is flowing through the turbine and no longer has lag, it acts as a generator by siphoning off a bit of electricity and sending it to the battery. It is estimated to have an output of 500hp with the V6 engine and two electric motors. It will also feature braking-by-wire, but will ditch the Red Sport’s controversial steering-by-wire system in favour of a motor-driven unit.[22][23]

The vehicle also features a center-mounted titanium twin exhaust system and lightweight 21-inch forged wheels all mounted on 245/35R21 Pirelli P Zero. It also features a new racing inspired vents up front framing the front bumper, and a rear diffuser and wing, aimed to significantly increase rear downforce of the car.[22]

In an interview conducted by Car Advice, Infiniti’s director of product strategy and motorsport, Tommaso Volpe, revealed that the countdown to the prototype's unveiling was on. He mentioned that several key suppliers were just weeks away from delivering important components like electric motors, as well as other key parts for the twin turbo V6 engine. An updated version of Project Black S will be unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. It features new yellow accents on the front bumper, tires and spoiler, new wheels and a revised hood. Infiniti is expected to release more details about the engine at the Paris Motor Show as well. [24][25]

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[26][27]
Model Years Engine Power Torque 0-60 mph (97 km/h) CO2 Emissions
2.0t 2016– 1,991 cc (121 cu in) I4 turbo
(Mercedes-Benz M 274 DE 20 AL)
211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp)@5500 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)@1500-3500 6.9 s 156 g/km
2.0t AWD 2016– 7.4 s
3.0t 2016– 2,997 cc (183 cu in) V6 twin-turbo
Nissan VR30DDTT
304 PS (224 kW; 300 hp)@6400 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)@1600-5200 5.2 s ?
3.0t AWD 2016– 5.5 s
3.0t (Red Sport 400) 2016– 406 PS (299 kW; 400 hp)@6400 475 N⋅m (350 lb⋅ft)@1600-5200 4.5 s 210 g/km
3.0t AWD (Red Sport 400) 2016– 4.7 s

Transmissions[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Types
2.0t 2016– 7-speed automatic
2.0t AWD 2016– 7-speed automatic
3.0t 2016– 7-speed automatic
3.0t AWD 2016– 7-speed automatic
3.0t (Red Sport 400) 2016– 7-speed automatic
3.0t AWD (Red Sport 400) 2016– 7-speed automatic

Production[edit]

Production of the coupé Infiniti Q60 began in Nissan's manufacturing facility in Tochigi, Japan.[28]This generation is export only.[29]

Sales & Marketing[edit]

Kit Harington was featured in an Infiniti Q60 short film titled 'Tyger'. According to an interview conducted by I4U News, Allyson Witherspoon, the director of marketing communications and media at Infiniti USA, said "The Kit Harington film is just the first piece of an completely integrated marketing campaign for the all-new Q60 that includes key strategic partnerships including media partners and influencers."[30] In February 2017, Infiniti delivered bouquets of flowers to the doors of other Infiniti owners in a Q60 in Europe.[31]

Year U.S. Sales[32] Canada Sales[32]
2013 9,806 500
2014 7,740 424
2015 3,949 408
2016 3,970 422
2017 10,751 1,118

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Infiniti - What's New for 2015
  3. ^ Infiniti announces U.S. pricing for 2015 Q60 Coupe, Q60 Convertible and Q60 IPL Convertible
  4. ^ 2015 Infiniti Q60 Convertible Press Kit
  5. ^ Infiniti. "New INFINITI Q60 sports coupe starts production at Tochigi Plant in Japan". infinitinews.com. Retrieved May 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Calloway, Sue. "The Q in Cuba". Fortune. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  7. ^ Designed and engineered to perform – Infiniti reveals daring Q60 sports coupe at 2016 NAIAS
  8. ^ Infiniti Q60 sports coupe and QX30 premium active crossover set to make European debut at Geneva Motor Show
  9. ^ Three European debuts for Infiniti at 2016 Geneva Motor Show
  10. ^ All-new 2017 Infiniti Q60 sports coupe: Designed and engineered to perform
  11. ^ Infiniti – What's New for 2017
  12. ^ INFINITI announces U.S. pricing and reservation program for all-new 2017 Q60 Sports Coupe
  13. ^ INFINITI announces U.S. pricing for the all-new 400-horsepower 2017 Q60 Red Sport 400
  14. ^ INFINITI announces U.S. pricing for 2017 Q60 3.0t Sport
  15. ^ INFINITI REVEALS STARTING PRICES FOR Q60 PREMIUM SPORTS COUPE
  16. ^ "2018 Infiniti Q60 Press Kit". Infiniti News. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  17. ^ INFINITI Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition
  18. ^ 2017 Infiniti Q60 glitters in gold for the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog
  19. ^ INFINITI and Renault Sport Formula One join forces to create Project Black S
  20. ^ The Infiniti Q60 Black S Concept Is A Nasty 500 HP Hybrid With F1-Style KERS
  21. ^ The Infiniti Q60 Black S gets an F1 KERS system
  22. ^ a b "Infiniti Q60 Project Black S Concept First Look: F1 Road Coupe". Motor Trend. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Formula 1-Inspired Infiniti Q60 Black S Rumored to Be on Its Way to Production". The Drive. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  24. ^ "Infiniti Project Black S prototype will bring functional F1 tech to Paris". Road Show by CNET. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  25. ^ "Infiniti Project Black S Makes 563HP for Paris". Motor Trend. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  26. ^ de:Mercedes-Benz M 270/M 274
  27. ^ "2017 Infiniti Q60 2nd-gen. Coupe (V37-series) all versions specifications and performance data". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  28. ^ NEW INFINITI Q60 SPORTS COUPE STARTS PRODUCTION AT TOCHIGI PLANT IN JAPAN
  29. ^ "Japanese Skyline coupe timeline".
  30. ^ "Kit Harington Drives New INFINITI Q60 in His Debut Brand Film 'Tyger'". I4U News. 3 August 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  31. ^ "Infiniti Q60 surprises customers with roses on Valentine's Day". Campaign. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  32. ^ a b "Infiniti Q60 Sales Figures". Good Car Bad Car. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2018.

External links[edit]

Press kit: