INFINITI ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2016 Q50 2.0T AND Q50 HYBRID PREMIUM MODELS By: Infiniti
• First two of four available Q50 engines available now, new 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo-equipped models to follow later this year
– 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:
Model Engine/Drive MSRP
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 / FWD $47,050 USD
Q50 Hybrid Premium AWD 3.5-liter V6 Hybrid / AWD $49,050 USD
Destination and Handling $905 USD
'With the expanded engine lineup, the Q50 now covers more of the market. The Q50 2.0t, for example, has a new starting MSRP of $33,950 – a great entry point for a sports sedan with the style, technology and available safety features of the Q50,' said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas. 'At the same time, we continue to offer the Q50 Hybrid, the only vehicle in its class to offer more than 355 horsepower with at least 34 mph highway fuel economy.'
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.
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China. Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.
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