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[January 15, 2013]
2014 Infiniti Q50 at a glance
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The 2014 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan brings distinctive design, engaging performance, world's first technologies and unmatched levels of connectivity and personalization to the roads of North America when it goes on sale in summer 2013. The all-new Q50 is designed for a new generation of young, premium customers seeking Infiniti's unique fusion of inspired performance and hospitality.
Taking many of its seductive styling cues from the Infiniti Essence concept, the Q50's tight, athletic appearance blends low, wide proportions with excellent interior roominess to a class marked by unexciting design.
Inside, the Q50 interior offers a driver-centric cockpit with an array of premium comfort and convenience features. The new Infiniti InTouch(TM) communications system includes large dual touch-screen displays and puts communication with the outside world within easy reach, with integration of hands-free phone, moving mapnavigation, entertainment and smart phone apps in a way that is safe and easy-touse while driving.
Infiniti's sports sedan performance leadership continues with the new Q50, which is available with a choice of a refined 328-horsepower (est.) 3.7-liter V6 or new Q50 Hybrid featuring Infiniti's Direct Response Hybrid System(TM)with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. All models come equipped with a refined 7-speed automatic transmission with available solid magnesium paddle shifters. The Infiniti Drive Mode Selector with Snow, Eco, Standard, Sport and Custom settings is also standard on all models, part of the advanced customizable digital environment system that allows drivers to create unique settings for engine, transmission, handling and steering settings.
Two new world's first production performance technologies make their debuts in the Q50 - Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering(TM)technology and Active Lane Control(TM). The new steering system allows advanced control of the Q50's tire angle and steering inputs, transmitting the driver's intentions to the wheels faster than a mechanical system. Four different steering settings are offered, allowing customization by driver preference or road conditions. The Active Lane Control(TM)uses a camera-based lane marker detection system to further enhance on-center driving capability and improve vehicle straightability.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 3.7-liter V6 and 3.5-liter Hybrid models will be available with a choice of rear-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, and in a range of wellequipped models, including versions with special sport appearance and performance features with sport brakes and sport suspension tuning.
Highlights of the 2014 Infiniti Q50 include: Design Sensuous dynamic styling with unexpected spaciousness Low, wide proportions and tight, athletic stance Infiniti signature "double arch" front grille, dynamic arch silhouette and Crescent-cut C-pillar Distinctive LED head lamps and lighting (headlights, fog lights and marker lights), LED rear combination lamps Available Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) with High Beam Assist Available sport front fascia Available power sliding and tilting tinted glass sunroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade Heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, available auto dimming outside mirrors with reverse synchronization mirror angle Body-color outside door handles with chrome accents Dual chrome exhaust finishers Eight available premium exterior colors Advanced aerodynamic design with 0.26 coefficient of drag and zero front and rear lift concept Performance Front engine/rear-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive 3.7-liter aluminum-alloy DOHC 24-valve V6, rated at 328 horsepower (est.) and 269 lb-ft of torque (est.), featuring Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control (CVTCS) and Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL) Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid(TM)with intelligent dual clutch control, combining 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 and compact laminated lithiumion battery design with an innovative one-motor/two-clutch motor control; V6 rated at 296 horsepower (est.) and 255 lb-ft of torque (est.), advanced 50 kW electric motor rated at 67 horsepower (est.) and 199 lb-ft of torque (est.), Hybrid system net power: 354 horsepower (est.) 7-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and manual shift mode, Adaptive Shift Control Available steering column-mounted magnesium paddle shifters Drive mode selector switch (Sport, Standard, ECO, Snow, Custom settings) 4-wheel independent multi-link suspension (front single pivot doublewishbone design/revised rear design) with extensive use of lightweight aluminum components and front and rear stabilizer bars Available sport-tuned suspension Power-assisted vehicle-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering Available Direct Adaptive Steering(TM)technology for enhanced steering feel and personalized selection of steering effort and gear ratio 4-wheel power-assisted vented disc brakes, 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution, Brake Assist Available Sport Brakes with upgraded rotors, 4-piston front calipers and 2- piston rear calipers 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with machine-finished surface, 225/55R17 allseason run-flat tires Available 19-inch aluminum-alloy sport wheels with 245/40R19 all-season or summer run-flat tires Advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control with Active Trace Control for dynamic cornering ability Active Lane Control(TM)(utilizing world's first Direct Adaptive Steering technology) Tire-specific Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Hospitality Driver-oriented layout and a console with warm, asymmetric design Ample knee, head and shoulder roominess Easy rear ingress/egress provided by wide rear door openings Natural contour ergonomic-design front seats for enhanced comfort Premium leatherette seating surfaces with embroidered Infiniti logo Available leather-appointed seating 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with manual lumbar support, 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat 60/40 split rear seat, rear center armrest with trunk pass-through Available sport-type leather-appointed seats, manual thigh extensions (driver and front passenger) Available power torso bolsters (driver's side) Available heated front seats and heated steering wheel Fine Vision electroluminescent instrumentation Kacchu aluminum interior trim on center conso e, instrument panel and doors Available Fukiurushi maple wood trim Available aluminum-accented pedals (standard on sports grades) Next-generation Studio on Wheels by Boseaudio system with instrument panel three-speaker array (up to 14 total speakers), Advanced Staging Technology Voice Recognition for audio, navigation, SMS Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control Available advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmaclusterair purifier Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, touch unlock door function Customizable digital environment for storing and providing various driversettings and driving characteristics to i-Key Power front and rear windows with illuminated switches and one-touch auto up/down feature Rear passenger personal lamps RearView Monitor Around ViewMonitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD) HEV sound management technologies, including available Active Noise Control (ANC) Infiniti InTouch(TM) Infiniti InTouch(TM)next-generation Human Machine Interface (HMI) with dual touchscreen displays and smart phone connectivity SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), High Definition (HD) radio Available navigation system with NavTraffic with Real-Time Traffic Information and NavWeather with Real-Time Weather and 5-day forecast (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) Infiniti Connection(TM)with Automatic Collision Notification, Destination Assistance and Drive Zone Monitoring BluetoothHands-free Phone System and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth Voice Recognition for audio, navigation, SMS Fully customizable digital environment for storing and providing various driver settings and driving characteristics to i-Key Safety Shield Technologies Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor Front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags Roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front- and rearseat outboard occupant head protection Available front seat driver/passenger Pre-Crash Seat Belt Available Safety Shield Technologies with Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with full speed range, predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Distance Control Assist, Blind Spot Intervention, Back-up Collision Intervention, Lane Departure Prevention and Active Lane Control(TM)(utilizing world's first production Direct Active Steering technology) Traction control system (integrated with Vehicle Dynamic Control) High Beam Assist Availability Available in a range of premium and sport rear-wheel and all-wheel drive models Initially offered with choice of 3.7-liter V6 or 3.5-liter Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid(TM), each with 7-speed automatic transmission Other powertrains to be added as part of global market launch rollout On sale in the United States and Canada in summer 2013 Sales in other major global markets begin in summer 2013 ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. 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