2016 Infiniti Q50 Engines

At the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, aside from the 2016 Infiniti QX60 and the brand new QX30, they displayed three new engines that motivate the 2016 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan. It’s clear that, due to the sports nature of the car, the engine lineup must be its essence. Therefore, those three rather dynamic turbocharged mills are dedicated to the Q50 2.0t, Q50 3.0t, and Q50 Red Sport 400 according to the power output and the quantity of sport aspirations.

The 2016 Infiniti Q50 has the honor to be the first Infiniti model to get those new engines. Although some expectations were above optimistic, there’s no doubt the engine lineup will meet the requirements of the particular market niche. The 2016 Q50 isn’t exactly the Eau Rouge, but it’s not far from it.

2016 Infiniti Q50 Engine Lineup

2016 Infiniti Q50 Base Engine

The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mill, the automaker developed together with Daimler in their new plant in Tennessee. The inline-four will be installed beneath the hood of the 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t and it will deliver 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque to the rear or, optionally, all wheels.

Infiniti 2016 Chicago Auto Show

New V6 Engine

In the middle of the range, there is a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine. Their intention is to use this mill as an improving replacement: it comes instead of the naturally aspirated 3.7-liter engine. Although the fact that they introduced three new engines in Chicago isn’t completely false, two of those three engines are actually iterations of this V6.

2016 Infiniti Q50 Engine

The Q50 3.0t will be powered by a tamed version of the V6 that generates 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 has improved steering, brakes, and suspension, as well as distinctive 19-inch wheels, since it aims to be a real sports car. That’s why it got a version of the VR-series engine that delivers up to 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. The V6 engine is paired with a seven-speed automatic gearbox. Of course, both the 3.0t and the Red Sport 400 will have standard rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive will be optional.

2016 Infiniti Q50 Sedan

Hybrid Powertrain

The 2016 Q50 has one more engine option. That’s a hybrid system that mates a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 and a 50-kW electric motor. Those two together make the 2016 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid pretty powerful – the powertrain’s combined power output is 360 horsepower.

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