2016 Infiniti Q50 Engine Lineup Rolls Out at 2016 Chicago Auto Show | Edmunds

2016 Infiniti Q50 Engine Lineup Rolls Out at 2016 Chicago Auto Show


CHICAGO — The engine options for the 2016 Infiniti Q50 luxury sedan were confirmed on Thursday at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

The base engine in the new Q50 is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder that delivers 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It will be available in the Q50 2.0t model in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. This model arrives at Infiniti dealerships later this winter.

The engine is made in conjunction with Daimler and is assembled at Infiniti's engine plant in Decherd, Tennessee.

A new 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 replaces the outgoing 3.7-liter V6 engine. It will be available in the 2016 Q50 Red Sport 400 starting in early spring and the 300-hp Q50 3.0t in late spring.

The fourth powertrain offered in the 2016 Q50 carries over from the Q50 Hybrid. It pairs a 3.5-liter V6 engine to an electric motor for a combined output of 360 hp.

All 2016 Q50 powertrains are mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Infiniti spokesman Kyle Bazemore told Edmunds pricing will be announced closer to the car's launch date.

Key Q50 competitors include the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Cadillac ATS.

Edmunds says: Luxury shoppers making short-term plans get some critical information about what's under the hood of the 2016 Infiniti Q50.

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