3 Reasons to Test Drive the 2018 Q50 Today

September 19th, 2018 by

The INFINITI Q50 is a luxury sedan with good looks and a lot of pep, thanks to some great engineering. Here are three reasons why you should take the Q50 for a test drive.

Award-Winning V-6 Engine

The work INFINITI engineers put into producing the Q50’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine has been acknowledged. This engine is featured on the 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines list. It delivers either 300 or 400 horsepower depending on the trim, a significant increase in power from the 208 horsepower of the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Direct Adaptive Steering

INFINITI’s Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) system, also called steer-by-wire, brings vehicles one step closer to autonomous driving. An electric motor replaces the traditional mechanical steering system. It’s attached to the steering rack and sends electric signals that instruct the wheels to turn. DAS offers a quick steering response, reduces road vibration, and improves the car’s lane keep assist system.

Performance Red Sport 400

For those desiring a thrilling ride, the Red Sport 400 is the fastest trim, featuring the 400 horsepower variant of the V-6 engine that goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. It’s paired with a seven-speed transmission. The Red Sport 400 also features 19-inch wheels that are slightly wider in the rear, adjustable suspension, and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The 2018 INFINITI Q50 comes in four main trims: 2.0t, 3.0t, Red Sport 400, and Hybrid with three subtrims: Pure, Luxe, and Sport. To find the right trim for you, visit an INFINITI dealer today for a test drive.

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