Detroit / Hong Kong – The Infiniti Q50 premium sports sedan hybrid electric car has an advanced hybrid powertrain features the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid® system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. It combines a 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 and compact laminated lithium-ion battery design with an innovative one-motor/two-clutch motor control. The system’s V6 is rated at 302hp and 258lb/ft of torque, while the advanced 50kW electric motor is rated at 67hp and 214lb/ft of torque. The hybrid system net power is 360hp, providing strong acceleration and lean fuel economy. It’s expected to get between 29-35 miles per gallon vs 20-29 miles per gallon on the gas version.
At the rear, the side character lines smoothly merge with the shape of the rear LED combination lights. The familiar rear double-arch trunk-line completes the strong, unforgettable view from behind.
The new body design also offers enhanced airflow over both the upper and lower body portions, resulting in a coefficient of drag of just 0.26; the Q50 also features zero front and rear lift.
A number of advanced powertrains are offered globally, starting with a refined 3.7-liter aluminum-alloy DOHC 24-valve V6 rated at 328hp and 269lb/ft of torque. The engine features Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) and Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL®).
The Q50 powertrain is matched with an advanced 7-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with manual shift mode and available steering column-mounted magnesium paddle shifters. The Q50 is available in rear-wheel drive and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
Premium Bose® audio system with 14 speakers total throughout the cabin and available Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster® air purifier and Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection.
Infiniti connected technologies
The new Infiniti InTouch™ telematics system brings the future of in-car connectivity to the Q50 interior today. Unlike conventional interfaces, the Q50 has not one but two touch screens with intuitive hand gesture screen operation to easily connect drivers to their lives outside the car.
Along with the large dual screens (LCD/VGA 8-inch upper and 7-inch lower color displays), the Infiniti InTouch™ system is designed to effortlessly synchronize car and driver.
The Infiniti Q50 also includes:
Intelligent Cruise Control with Full Speed Range
Forward Emergency Braking
Distance Control Assist
Blind Spot Warning
Blind Spot Intervention®
Backup Collision Intervention®
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Prevention with Active Lane Control™
Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
high beam assist technology
Infiniti Personal Assistant™ program with 24-hour access to a live team of professional assistants
This car is priced between $44,000-$48,000.
Source: Infiniti press kit at the 2014 NAIAS
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