That price is for the 2.0-liter turbo model that's the new point of entry into the range with 208 horsepower on tap. It also represents a much lower starting price for the 2016 model than the one it replaces, which started at over $38k for the base Q50 3.7. It also undercuts the price of the comparable Audi A4, which also comes with a 2.0-liter turbo four priced from $38,250. The BMW 3 Series straddles the divide with two models equipped with 2.0-liter turbo fours: the less potent 320i with 180 hp priced slightly below the Infiniti at $34,145, and the more powerful 328i with 240 hp for $39,345.
If you want all-wheel drive or the Premium trim, you'll need to cough up an extra couple grand for each, which is a larger premium than the Japanese automaker charged before. Pricing for the V6-powered 3.0t and Red Sport 400 models are still to come. But along with the 2.0t sticker, Infiniti also released pricing for the hybrid model, which only comes in Premium spec and starts at $47,955. That's a couple grand more than the outgoing version cost at $45,305. For the time being, the top of the line is the Q50 Hybrid Premium AWD, which goes for $49,955.
First two of four available Q50 engines available now, new 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo-equipped models to follow later this year
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Infiniti today announced pricing for the 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t and Q50 Hybrid Premium models, which are on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide. Pricing starts at $33,950 for the Q50 2.0t and $47,050 for the Q50 Hybrid Premium.
The Infiniti Q50 sports sedan, Infiniti's best-selling model, enters the 2016 model year with an array of significant enhancements, starting with the addition of three new turbocharged engines and continuing with new technologies designed to enhance the already strong driving dynamics of Infiniti's best-selling model.
The 2016 Infiniti Q50 is now offered in an expanded range of trim levels, each in a choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive – Q50 2.0t and Q50 2.0t Premium, Q50 3.0t Premium, Q50 Hybrid Premium, Q50 3.0t Sport and Q50 Red Sport 400. Pricing for the 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo equipped 3.0t and Red Sport 400 will be announced at a later date.
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* for the 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t and Q50 Hybrid Premium are:
|Q50 2.0t||2.0-liter I4 Turbo / RWD||$33,950 USD|
|Q50 2.0t AWD||2.0-liter I4 Turbo / AWD||$35,950 USD|
|Q50 2.0t Premium||2.0-liter I4 Turbo / RWD||$37,650 USD|
|Q50 2.0t AWD Premium||2.0-liter I4 Turbo / AWD||$39,650 USD|
|Q50 Hybrid Premium||3.5-liter V6 Hybrid / RWD||$47,050 USD|
|Q50 Hybrid Premium AWD||3.5-liter V6 Hybrid / AWD||$49,050 USD|
The 2016 Q50 2.0t offers a long list of standard features includes 8-way power front seats, Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Infiniti InTouch™ and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. It is offered in 2.0t and 2.0t Premium trim levels. At the heart of the Q50 2.0t is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit – rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque – that has been engineered to blend responsive performance with enhanced fuel efficiency. Fuel economy for the Q50 2.0t RWD is rated at 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined.
The new 2.0-liter engine features a lightweight aluminum block and cylinder head with chain-driven dual-overhead camshafts, die-cast aluminum cylinder crankcase and optimized crank assembly promote further weight savings, reduce friction and improve efficiency. For the first time, the Q50 will offer an idle stop-start system (ISS) in combination with the 2.0- liter turbocharged engine. The engine was developed in conjunction with Daimler and is assembled at Infiniti's engine facility in Decherd, Tennessee.
The Q50 Hybrid features an advanced gasoline-electric hybrid, which remains unchanged from the previous year. It is now offered in only one trim level, Q50 Hybrid Premium, which includes additional standard equipment and revised packaging. Standard equipment includes 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Backup Collision Intervention® (BCI), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) and Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD).
The Q50 Hybrid features Infiniti's proven Direct Response Hybrid® system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. It combines a 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 and a compact laminated lithium-ion battery with an innovative one-motor, two-clutch control. The system's V6 is rated at 302 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the advanced 50 kW electric motor is rated at 67 horsepower and 214 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid system net power is 360 horsepower, providing strong acceleration and lean fuel economy.