2018 Q60 New Car Test Drive
The rear-wheel-drive Infiniti Q60 is a flagship coupe based on the Q50 sedan. It was redesigned for 2017 with sheetmetal that gives it a gorgeous profile. It carried over unchanged for 2018.
All-wheel drive is available on all models.
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 available V6 is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter making 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The Red Sport 400 takes that engine and boosts it to 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet, by forcing air into the turbos; it can accelerate to 60 in 5.0 seconds, where it rivals the Mercedes AMG C63 and BMW M4 having 425 hp.
All three engines use a 7-speed automatic, and all-wheel drive is available with any of the engines. The cabin isn't as gorgeous as the body, but it tries. There is no convertible, but wouldn't it be lovely if there were. The models are weirdly called the Pure, Luxe, Sport and Red Sport.
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 2018 Infiniti Q60 2.0t Pure ($38,950) comes equipped with 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 Luxe ($41,300) comes with more equipment, such as a moonroof and 13-speaker Bose sound system. Available equipment includes 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 is optional ($2000.) Rear-wheel drive is standard. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)
Q60 Pure is available with the 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 and all-wheel drive ($46,300). Also available: the 3.0t AWS Sport ($50,300) and the AWD Red Sport 400 ($54,000). Both the Sport and Red Sport 400 come with just rear-wheel drive, as well.
A Technology Package available with some models brings automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning with active lane control, using Infiniti's steer-by-wire system.