Infiniti has unveiled a new premium sports coupe at the 2016 NAIAS with a
400-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine.
The 2017 Q60's bold exterior - lower and wider than predecessors - expresses elegance through its daring proportions and taut, muscular lines. Dynamic enhancements, including an all-new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, together with new adaptive steering and digital suspension systems, result in a premium sports coupe designed and engineered to perform in a market dominated by the BMW 4-Series Coupe.
The 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine from the new "VR" powertrain family is born out of the brand's extensive in-house experience of six-cylinder powertrain development. The new engine has been engineered to empower the driver and offer increased power and torque with high levels of efficiency. This new "VR30" engine comes in two power ratings: 300 horsepower or 400 horsepower, with the latter offering one of the best power-to-efficiency ratios in the premium sports coupe class.
A four-cylinder 2.0-liter gasoline engine, turbocharged to produce 208 horsepower, is also available in the Q60.
Power is channeled through the Q60's rear wheels for optimal dynamic response and to benefit steering feel. The available rear-biased Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system provides enhanced stability and road holding in low-grip conditions.
The new Infiniti Q60 sports coupe goes on sale in selected markets later in 2016.
2016 Infiniti Q60's Exterior Design
The production version of the 2017 Infiniti Q60 has remained faithful to the concept design thanks to a unique deep-body stamping process that enables Infiniti to maintain the bold lines and sharp angles of the original creative vision.
Signature design cues ensure Q60 remains instantly recognizable as an Infiniti model, such as the double-arch grille and the crescent-shaped C-pillars that arc forward and emphasize the car's "in-motion" appearance. LED headlights, employing Light Guide Technology to spread light evenly on the road ahead, are designed to emulate the shape of the human eyelid, providing an alluring "face" to the car. The deep grille is inset from the body, communicating a strong connection to the twin-turbo V6 engine.
Increased exterior dimensions, versus the previous generation, and a striking silhouette emphasize the Q60's position as a powerful sports coupe. The 2017 Q60's aggressive stance gives a greater impression of stability and in-control driving potential, while its lower center of gravity has a positive overall effect on driving dynamics.
The 2017 Infiniti Q60 features newly designed 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels as standard, and, for the first time on an Infiniti sports coupe, optional 20-inch wheels are also available in some markets, further referencing the Q60's performance promise. Select Sport models have wider wheels and tires at the rear, contributing to a more aggressive stance while also improving handling with a higher capacity for lateral G-forces. The wheel gaps - the spaces between tires and wheel arches - are tighter than ever, further lowering the visual volume of the car and giving it a low, powerful stance.
Aerodynamic efficiency was a major consideration for Infiniti's design and engineering teams. The Q60's drag coefficient of 0.28 was made possible, in part, by the car's new design, intended to keep the vehicle stable at high speeds and in crosswind conditions. Vents in the front fenders direct air out of the engine bay while the Q60's hood is also shaped to reduce drag.