2013 Detroit Auto Show: 2014 Infiniti Q50
2013 Detroit Auto Show
What Is It?
2014 Infiniti Q50
What's Special About It?
New for 2014, the Infiniti Q50 is the successor in all but name to the Infiniti G37. Continuing with its heritage, the Infiniti Q50 comes standard with a 3.7-liter V6 producing 328 horsepower, exactly the same as the G. Backing the V6 is a standard seven-speed automatic, the only transmission available on the Q50. Infiniti says that fewer than 2 percent of Gs were purchased with the manual. While a manual transmission is not available now, Infiniti hasn't ruled one out for the future or for coupe/convertible models (Q60 for those paying attention).
Along with the new name, the Q50 also gets a new hybrid model powered by a 3.5-liter V6. Paired with the electric powertrain, this model kicks out 354 hp and is unofficially estimated to achieve 35 mpg highway.
The interior has also been severely updated for the new Q50 and includes a large touchscreen media interface, redundant hard buttons for HVAC controls and a relocated control knob.
What Edmunds Says:
In the metal, the 2014 Infiniti Q50 very much resembles a junior M56 — sorry, Q70 — and that's a good thing. Don't worry. You'll get used to the name.
Base Price: $38,000 (est.)
Engine: 3.7-liter naturally aspirated V6
Gearbox: Seven-speed automatic
Power: 328 hp
Fuel Mileage: 30 mpg highway (est.)