Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Infiniti Q50 review and gets 5-star safety rating [2 VIDEO]

NHTSA has recently awarded the 2014 Infiniti Q50 with a 5-star safety rating after the model has been crash tested during the latest session.
The Infiniti Q50 has been officially unveiled during the 2013 NAIAS in Detroit back in January and it’s currently available for order, across the U.S. from 37,605 USD, for the base version, and at 44,855 USD, for the Q50 Hybrid. The model in question is coming in a four-door sedan body style and it has a 2.0 liter 16V engine under its hood, with 211 HP and 320 Nm of torque, a 2.2L 16V diesel, with 168 HP and 400 Nm of torque, a 3.5L hybrid with 360 HP and 546 Nm of torque and a 3.7L V6 petrol, with 328 HP and 365 Nm of torque.
The hybrid includes 3.5-liter V6 gas engine which produces 302 hp (306 PS) and the 50 kW electric motor rated at 67 hp (68 PS). The net power of the whole hybrid system is 360 hp (364 PS).
In November 2013 at the Auto Guangzhou Motor Show in China, Infiniti has unveiled a new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 214 hp (211 PS). The new engine is sourced from Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz).
The changes made to this new 2014 Q50 make it one of the best compact luxury sedans.
Hybrid Engine 
A New Standard of Performance 
Conventional luxury sedans resort to larger engines to improve performance, but Infiniti is paving the way for a new, sustainable standard. The 3.5-liter V6 with Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid® uses a lithium-ion battery and 50 kW electric motor to give you the perfect balance of power and efficiency. And with 360 horsepower and 36 miles per gallon, no other sedan in its class delivers this much efficiency with so much power — not even the BMW 3-series, Audi A4 or Lexus IS. [*] Luxury never felt so liberating