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Infiniti Q50 Saloon Review

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Infiniti Q50
18 Jan 2017 11:13 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:36

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Despite having the brains and brawn of Nissan behind it, luxury sub-brand Infiniti has categorically failed to make an impact in the UK’s ultra-competitive premium car sector. In fact, it sells fewer cars in a year than BMW sells in a single month.

One of the cars it hopes will push sales upwards is this Infiniti Q50 saloon. Sharing a platform with the Q60 Coupe, the Q50 is a striking and sporty looking alternative to its more obvious rivals, the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

It’s impressively high-tech, too, but peer under the bonnet and, unlike the aforementioned trio, the Infiniti Q50’s options seem noticeably slim. There’s a choice of two turbocharged petrol engines, one low emission hybrid and one diesel. The base petrol 2.0-litre gets rear-wheel drive, while the V6 at the top of the range is available with four-wheel drive as an option.

So the Q50 is clearly a left-field choice in this hotly contested class. To find out if it’s worth putting it on your executive saloon wish list, read on over the next few pages. We’ll tell you how it drives, what it’ll cost and what it’s like inside.

 

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There are 7 trims available for the Q50 Saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
S Sport Tech
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S Sport
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Sport Tech
Predictably, this adds adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, an around view monitor, sat-nav, a DAB radio, a Bose stereo, an electric steering column and memory for t...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
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Premium Tech
On top of Premium, you get adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, an around view monitor, sat-nav, a DAB radio, a Bose stereo, an electric steering column and memory f...View trim
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Sport
This is a racier trim that builds on what you get in Premium models. In addition, you get Direct Adaptive Steering, paddle shifts for the gearbox, sportier 19-inch wheels, aluminum pedals, LED rear...View trim
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SE
The entry-level SE model gets a good level of standard equipment, including dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control, auto emergency braking, 17in alloy wheels and the...View trim
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Premium
At first glance, Premium trim models looks very well equipped; you get heated electric leather seats, auto lights and wipers, cruise control, LED lights, a front and rear parking sensors with camer...View trim
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