2017 Q60 New Car Test Drive
The rear-wheel-drive Infiniti Q60 is all new for 2017. This flagship coupe, based on the Q50 sedan, gets new sheetmetal that gives it a gorgeous profile, while the cabin does its best to keep up, and for the most part succeeds.
The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, able to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 7.3 seconds. The V6 is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter making 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The Red Sport model takes that engine and boosts it to 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet, by forcing air into the turbos; its able to accelerate to 60 in 5.0 seconds, and challenge the Mercedes AMG C63 and BMW M4 having 425 hp.
All three engines use a 7-speed automatic that's hesitant at lower speeds. All-wheel drive is available with any of them. Alas, no convertible.
The 2.0-liter turbo four rates 22/30/25 miles per gallon City/Highway/Combined by the EPA. The twin-turbo V6 gets 19/28/22 mpg, while the Red Sport gets 20/27/22 mpg. That's a bit less than the BMW 4 Series at 25 mpg Combined, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupes that get the same with their turbo four.
The 2017 Infiniti Q60 2.0t ($38,950) standard equipment includes 19-inch wheels, LED headlamps, keyless ignition, leatherette seating, power adjustable front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual touchscreens for infotainment and car settings, Bluetooth streaming, and a rearview camera. The Q60 2.0t Premium ($41,300) comes with more equipment.
Premium models add a moonroof and 13-speaker Bose sound system. Available on the Premium are blind-spot monitors, a surround-view system, power adjustable steering wheel, heated leather seats, navigation, rear collision prevention, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
All-wheel drive ($2000) is available with either engine. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.
The Q60 3.0t Premium ($44,300) and Sport ($48,300) are equipped similarly.
The Q60 Red Sport Premium ($51,300) features staggered width wheels, red brake calipers, carbon fiber trim, softer leather seats, and paddle shifters.
The Technology Package with 3.0t Premium and Red Sport models brings automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with active lane control. They require Infiniti's steer-by-wire system.