Infiniti Q50 to Challenge German-Engineered Luxury Vehicles

Posted: Sep. 30th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

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The smallest automaker in the luxury-automotive sector is prepping to compete directly with Audi, BMW, and MBZ with its Q50 sports sedan.

The firm’s chief executive, Johan de Nysschen, calls the Infiniti Q50 an “overwhelmingly superior” challenger. The reviewer for the L.A. Times was not as enthusiastic despite expressing several positives about it.

With a base price at $37,605, it is expected to make a run at the Audi A4, the BMW 3-Series, and the MBZ C-Class. While the car has received its share of recognition for its performance stats, industry pundits are not yet convinced that the Infiniti Q50 is the “game-changer” that Infiniti had hoped it would be. A hybrid version of the sedan also is available.

….Infiniti offers a hybrid version of the Q50 now. Positioned as a premium sport model, the hybrid offers even more power — 360 horses coming from a 3.5-liter V6 paired with an electric motor. It runs about $4,400 more than a similarly equipped base Q50 and can also be ordered in all-wheel-drive form.