Infiniti's answer to the hot new sports sedans from BMW, Cadillac and Lexus is creeping closer and closer to its August 5 arrival in dealerships. And while we yet can't pass judgment on the Infiniti Q50 – formerly known as G37 – 3,650 Americans are apparently ready to, as they've already raised their hands for the 2014 model.

In a pre-sale program announced at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Infiniti gave buyers until June 30 to raise their hand for the new model. "The Infiniti Q50 pre-sale exceeded all expectations, becoming the most successful such program in Infiniti history," according to Infiniti's American Vice President Ben Poore.

A lot is expected of the Q50, available in both rear- and all-wheel-drive and with an optional hybrid powertrain. With 328 horsepower from its 3.7-liter V6 engine, Infiniti is making sure the new car packs a big punch relative to the competition. Meanwhile, the Q50 Hybrid offers fuel-sippers 360 ponies and up to 36 miles per gallon.

If the V6 and hybrid aren't your cup of tea, the Q50's launch will reportedly be followed by the arrival of a turbocharged four-cylinder and a diesel engine. Meanwhile, the sleek four-door is expected to be joined by Q60 variants which will replace the G37 Coupe and Convertible.
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All-New 2014 Infiniti Q50 Arrives at U.S. Dealers on Aug. 5 with Strong Pre-Sale Momentum

– More than 3,500 customers reserved Infiniti Q50s through pre-sale program –

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 8, 2013) – Infiniti today announced that deliveries of the much-anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan will begin on Monday, Aug. 5 at Infiniti retailers nationwide.

The dramatic new Q50 features distinctive design, engaging performance, world's first technologies and unmatched levels of connectivity and personalization. It is offered with a choice of 328-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 or 360 net horsepower 3.5-liter Hybrid models. Starting prices* have been announced at $36,700 USD for the Q50 3.7-liter model and $43,950 USD for the Q50 Hybrid Premium model.

A special Q50 pre-sale program, announced at the New York International Auto Show in March, closed June 30 with 3,650 orders. Participants have until Oct. 31 to complete their purchases.

"The Infiniti Q50 pre-sale exceeded all expectations, becoming the most successful such program in Infiniti history," said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. "There is exceptional interest in this stunningly designed Q50 and its breakthrough performance technologies such as Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering™, Active Lane Control™ and Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW). The Q50 also offers unmatched levels of connectivity and personalization – the perfect match for customers seeking Infiniti's unique fusion of inspired performance and hospitality."

Among many special features, the new Q50 offers Infiniti InTuition™, a fully customizable digital environment for linking various driver settings and driving characteristics to their Infiniti Intelligent Key, and Infiniti InTouch™ next-gen smart connectivity, featuring dual touch-screens and an array of advanced functions and features.

Both Q50 3.7-liter and Q50 3.5-liter Hybrid models are available with a choice of rear-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and in a range of well-equipped models, including versions with special sport appearance and performance features with sport brakes and sport suspension tuning. The Q50 Hybrid features one of the fastest accelerating hybrid engines and, at 36-mpg highway, one of the most fuel-efficient powertrains in the segment.


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      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the looks of the car. I may be in the minority on that, but I find it much more attractive than the BMW 3, Merc C, and of course the Lexus IS nightmare. I have seen the Caddy ATS out on the roads and it is much sharper in person. Probably the best looking in the segment. With the new Q50/60 I wonder if they have tamed the 3.7l V6. That was always a sore point on the G-series cars.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Saw one on the highway a month ago, it actually looks pretty good.
      mikemaj82
      • 1 Year Ago
      Really don't understand how people put money down on a car they've never driven or even sat in.
        BG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikemaj82
        The reason is most people want the image that the particular car/CUV projects. Being the first in the gated community is important for some people. They could care a big turd how it actually drives or rides.
          MikeInNC
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BG
          Could be that they've owned the G37 so they know pretty much what to expect. If you're a previous owner that had a good experience with Infiniti (I did) then, maybe you've got some degree of trust that product will be spot on. I didn't order one but, from what I've read and my previous experience, I believe I'd be happy with one.
        zizixx89
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikemaj82
        Easy its like people pre ordering the PS4 and XBOX one
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks awesome, was worried that they'll mess up the design after 2 successful generations, but they seem to make it look better and better...
      • 1 Year Ago
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      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      So everything from Infiniti is going to look like the Nissan Sentra.
        Rochester
        • 1 Year Ago
        @zoom_zoom_zoom
        Since I own an Infiniti, and just last night test-drove a Nissan Sentra on behalf of my elderly mother-in-law, I can say with total assurance that your opinion is full of BS. Please continue, Governor.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      3.7 liter NA V6. What a dinosaur.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ferps
        Compared to what? Your 94 Corolla?
          ferps
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bernard
          Compared to the 3.0T in my Audi S4. Compared to the 2.0T in the Mercedes CLA45 in the video above this article.
          knightrider_6
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bernard
          @ferps LOL, why are you comparing Infiniti to German trash cans?
        Rochester
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ferps
        I'd rather drive an awesome dinosaur than look like a pretentious dick in an overpriced Audi. Wait... I already am!!! LOL @audi fail
          chanonissan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rochester
          the VQ the worst V6? you must be on crack, 10 years on wards best engine, the V6 is rated as one of the most powerful ward auto and reliable even up to date with JD power review,on the nissan quest. There are new and smoother V6 but the VQ is definitely not the worst.
          chanonissan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rochester
          You own a lexus, and calling infiniti rebadge nissan skyline? the lexus IS 250 is a rebadge toyota altezza, toyota has the same name system as nissan, do your research properly.
          Brandon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rochester
          I love a lot of Japanese cars but then there's douchbag Infiniti drivers like yourself that think that their car is the better than anyone else's because its japanese. The VQ V6 has also got to be one of the worst V6s ever made. So have fun in your rebadged skyline.
          ferps
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rochester
          Oh yeah, driving an Infiniti makes you a man-of-the-people, whereas Audi is pretentious. Get a clue.
          Brandon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rochester
          I own a Lexus but I do have a soft spot for the Germans. And I did over react a little bit when I said it was the worst V6 ever made. And audis are far from over priced, that's what BMWs are for.
          Rochester
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rochester
          Typical Audi butt-hurt.... all brand, and no car. That's what's nice about INFINITI. It's a car first, brand be damned. Just a really good NISSAN, and we're fine with that, without pretentious rationalizations... like an Audi owner with an overpriced, under-performing car that spends more time in the shop than on the road.
          Brandon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rochester
          Yes I know its a rebadged altezza. But I've seen JDM ISs when I was traveling over there last year.
        superchan7
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ferps
        They don't sound great, but they work well and don't spend much time in the shop.
      aMaG1CaLMaNg1Na
      • 1 Year Ago
      When you compare this to say the new IS......its super super bland. So I guess they have that segment covered
        chanonissan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @aMaG1CaLMaNg1Na
        every body have their taste, it maybe super bland to you , but it is also super fast than the lexus IS 350 and IS 250, a hybrid with 354 HP return 36 Highway, and 30ish combined, so yes they have that segement covered.
      collabplan
      • 1 Year Ago
      That design is a disaster. Infiniti has completely lost their way design-wise.
        bubba_roe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @collabplan
        Youre probably the type of person that says the new camaro looks good. lol
      Basil Exposition
      • 1 Year Ago
      \"Infiniti\'s answer to the hot new sports sedans from... Lexus\" LOL!
        chanonissan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        That hybrid system is not such a joke with 354 HP, at under 5 seconds 0-60, to lexus punny 200 HP hybrid. Let us just see how the Q50 compare against the lexus IS350.
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      How long before BMW, Audi etc catch up to Infiniti in terms of design, styling and quality? 15 years? 20?
        RudyH
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        they are too busy staying ahead of Infiniti in terms of technology and performance. If you want a cool looking appliance, then yes the Infiniti is for you!
        joe shmoe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        huh? Infiniti just caught up to bmw. Notice how the proportions of the new IS and Q50 are similar to bmw's.
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pre-sale orders = all the dealers ordering demos.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Street King
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          Street King
          • 1 Year Ago
          Uhhhh NO. But thanks for coming out.
          tinted up
          • 1 Year Ago
          They shouldn't count for pre-sales because they don't have an end buyer already. Typically dealer demo vehicles are floorplanned just like every other new vehicle and are still for sale, but the dealer gets some cash for putting them into demo service. Typically the dealer does not see the extra cash until the vehicles are reported as sold and must have a certain mileage on the odometer upon registration to qualify as a demo.
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