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2014 Infiniti Q50S

Ten years ago, nearly to the day, I took delivery of a brand-new 2004 Infiniti G35 6MT. The sporty rear-wheel drive sedan, equipped with its throaty 260-horsepower V6, slick manual gearbox and limited-slip differential replaced my 2001 BMW 330i because the Japanese competitor touted a product that was roomier, better equipped, quicker and lower priced. The G35 trumped the German in nearly every measurable category – at least on paper. The 2014 Infiniti Q50 is the direct descendant, albeit two generations later, of the car I owned a decade ago. It is dimensionally about the same... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.7L V6
Power:
328 HP / 269 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$43,200
As-Tested Price:
$46,285
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    Report: Infiniti brand will finally make its debut in Japan, but not the name
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    Report: Nissan bringing Infiniti brand to Japanese market
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    Video: Infiniti explains Q naming scheme in new video
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