INFINITI ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2016 Q50 RED SPORT 400• Q50 performance flagship Red Sport 400, wîth 400-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, is priced from under $50,000 for both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive models
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Infiniti today announced pricing for the 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 of $47,950 for the rear-wheel drive and $49,950 for the all-wheel drive configurations. The new performance flagship of the Q50 portfolio is on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide.
'The Q50 Red Sport 400 carves out a unique space in the sports sedan §egmènt – wîth no other rival offering this much horsepower priced under $50,000,' said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas.
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 are:
Model Engine/Drive MSRP
Q50 Red Sport 400 3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo / RWD $47,950 ÚSD
Q50 Red Sport 400 AWD 3.0-liter V6 Twin Turbo / AWD $49,950 ÚSD
Destination and Handling $905 ÚSD
| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 3.0 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 400 hp
Torque: 350 ft-lbs
In addition to the all-new 2016 Q50 Red Sport 400's sport-tuned, high-output 3.0 liter V6 twin turbo engine (rated at 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque), it offers a range of performance-intensifying features:
◾Sport styled front fascia
◾Sport brakes wîth 4-piston front and 2-piston rear calipers
◾Sport-tuned Digital Dynamic Suspension
◾New rack-based Electronic Power Steering or available, leading Direct Adaptive Steering™
◾Leather-appointed sport seats, aluminum-accented pedals and solid magnesium paddle shifters
◾Exclusive Red Sport 400 brushed-finish exhaust tips
◾Exclusive Red Sport 400 19-inch sport aluminum-alloy wheels (staggered for RWD models)
◾Chrome finished red 'S' exterior sport badging on the trunk and front fenders
'The Q50 Red Sport 400's new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine is the most advanced V6 engine that Infiniti has ever offered, striking an ideal balance between drivability, efficiency, and performance,' added Parker. 'It also offers the highest standard, non-specialty horsepower in class.'
The new VR-series engine family replaces the award-winning Infiniti 3.7-liter VQ-series V6 in the Q50, which has been the standard for many years. Key engine features for the Red Sport 400 version include a compact, lightweight aluminum-alloy engine block and cylinder heads, Gasoline Direct Injection system, optimized turbine blade design, an optical turbo speed sensor, high capacity air-to-water intercooler system wîth dual water pumps, electronic wastegate actuator, e-motor valve timing control and an integrated exhaust manifold.
The 2016 Infiniti Q50 is also available wîth three other powertrains – a new 2.0-liter I4 Turbo, a 3.5-liter V6 hybrid and an upcoming 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo. The Q50 2.0t and Q50 Hybrid Premium models are on sale now wîth pricing starting at $33,950 for the Q50 2.0t and $47,050 for the Q50 Hybrid Premium. Pricing for the 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo equipped 3.0t will be announced at a later date.
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong wîth 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 Únited States, Únited Kingdom and China. Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017. Infiniti design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.
Infiniti is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies. From the 2016 season, Infiniti is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.