2015 Infiniti Q50 | new car review

Posted on May 11, 2015 by
2015 Infiniti Q50
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 125,000 - 205,000
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  • Q50
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 85%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The Q50 is the replacement model to the hugely popular G sedan from Nissan’s luxury wing, Infiniti. Making its debut at the Dubai International Motor Show in 2013, the latest offering from the Japanese brand is targeted against the American Cadillac ATS and the German BMW 3-Series.

Pros

Stylish exterior is sure to turn heads.

Cons

A tad more plastic than you'd be comfortable with on the interior.

Looks

While the Infiniti G sedan was based more on delicate curves, the Q50 is the complete opposite. Its sharp edges, aggressive design and intimidating stance waste no time in indicating that the Japanese sedan is one to be taken seriously. Up front, it’s a combination of angular headlamps, a sculpted hood with prominent creases funneling down to the large mesh grilles, and piano black trim around the fog lamp housings. At the other end of the 4,790mm long sedan, resides taillamps that wrap around the sides, two large chrome-tipped exhausts and a wrinkle along the boot deck lid that doubles up as a spoiler.

2014 Infiniti Q50

Feels

Though Infiniti has managed to get its quality right, the styling is still on the conservative side. Once within the confined boundaries of the cabin, it is evident that you’re sitting in an Infiniti. Large paddle shifters, aluminium pedals, and an instrument cluster that tops out at 9,000 RPM and 280 km/h connotes the Q50’s sporting pretensions. However, the real attraction lies in the touch screen located in the centre of the dashboard. Navigate emails, stream music, catch up on social media posts and much more, should you so desire.

2014 Infiniti Q50 interior

Engineering

Developed over ten years of research, the 2015 is the first vehicle in the brand’s line-up to feature Direct Adaptive Steering. Utilizing electronic systems that digitally enhance steering connection, the Direct Adaptive Steering system makes subtle and constant changes to enhance the feeling of stability. In turn, this filters out unwanted vibration and leaves the driver with a steering wheel that is virtually unaffected by uneven patches on the road.

2014 Infiniti Q50

What’s on offer?

Going down the standard Q50 route, you can expect to find a 2.0 litre turbo 4-cylinder under the hood that generates 208 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. Alternatively a 3.7 litre V6 engine chucking out 326 horsepower at 7,000 RPM and 361 Nm of torque at 5,200 RPM is also on the shelves. Both engines get mated to a smooth 7 speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM) and send power to the rear wheels.

2014 Infiniti Q50 front

Summing it…

Now that you know what the car has to offer, it is time to wrap up this review. With a price tag of AED 125,000, the 2015 Infiniti Q50 is in line with its American and German rivals, the Cadillac ATS and BMW 3-Series. But while it may be silly for some to pay this kind of money for a Japanese sedan, the Q50 is well worth its asking price. It’s provocative, innovative and most of all, reliable.

2014 Infiniti Q50 rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Infiniti Q502015 Infiniti Q50
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre turbocharged / 4-cyl3.7 litre / V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
208 hp @ 5,500 RPM326 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
350 Nm @ 3,500 RPM361 Nm @ 5,200 RPM
Tranmission7 speed automatic7 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.3 seconds5.5 seconds
Top speed245 km/h250 km/h
PriceAED 125,000 - 139,000AED 159,000 - 205,000

2 Responses to 2015 Infiniti Q50 | new car review

  1. Ekaterina Reply

    August 23, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    • Rated 5 stars

    Amazing car, everything is just perfect. Not quite happy with navigation system but it is nothing compare to all other great features.

    • Liam Nelson Reply

      August 27, 2016 at 12:28 am

      What don’t you like about the Nav system?

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