Performance & drive
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
The 2.0-litre engine that kicks off the Q60 range may have a fairly modest 208bhp, but it’s enough to give the car brisk but not outstanding performance. The engine does have to work hard to deliver its best, but the rorty noise it makes in the process is at least quite pleasant. When driven normally, the engine is refined, making for quiet cruising.
Move up to the 3.0-litre V6, and the performance starts to get very interesting. The standard four-wheel drive means it gets off the line cleanly and charges up to motorway speeds in no time at all. It sounds pretty good in Standard mode, but Sport and Sport + modes use the stereo to bolster the engine note. Unfortunately, they make it sound more like a computer game than a sports car.