It's BOLD Exterior
Design was a big hit with the all-new Infiniti Q60 ever since the concept was revealed and most of it has trickled down to production. Signature Infiniti design cues along with those unique to the Q60 help to express exactly what this coupe is all about, being a truly engaging sports coupe. Helping to formulate that are muscular lines, bold lines, sharp angles, elegance, lower and wider body, crescent-shaped c-pillars and many more:
The Q60's bold exterior – lower and wider than predecessors – expresses a powerful elegance through its daring proportions and taut, muscular lines.
The Q60 employs signature Infiniti design cues to communicate dynamism through powerful elegance, representing a daring visual expression of the car's performance potential.
"The design carries an elegance that contrasts and gives tonality to its powerful character, expressed through flexed muscles and tension suggested in the sculpture. The Q60 surfaces exude a sense of fluid movement."
Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti Executive Design Director
The production version of the Q60 has remained faithful to the concept design thanks to a unique deep-body stamping process that enables Infiniti to maintain the bold lines and sharp angles of the original creative vision.
Signature design cues ensure Q60 remains instantly recognizable as an Infiniti model, such as the double-arch grille and the crescent-shaped C-pillars that arc forward and emphasize the car's "in-motion" appearance. LED headlights, employing Light Guide Technology to spread light evenly on the road ahead, are designed to emulate the shape of the human eyelid, providing an alluring "face" to the car. The deep grille is inset from the body, communicating a strong connection to the twin-turbo V6 engine.
Increased exterior dimensions, versus the previous generation, and a striking silhouette emphasize the Q60's position as a powerful sports coupe. The Q60's aggressive stance gives a greater impression of stability and in-control driving potential, while its lower center of gravity has a positive overall effect on driving dynamics.
__________________________________________The Q60 features newly designed 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels as standard, and, for the first time on an Infiniti sports coupe, optional 20-inch wheels are also available in some markets, further referencing the Q60's performance promise. Select Sport models have wider wheels and tires at the rear, contributing to a more aggressive stance while also improving handling with a higher capacity for lateral G-forces. The wheel gaps – the spaces between tires and wheel arches – are tighter than ever, further lowering the visual volume of the car and giving it a low, powerful stance.
Complementing the design are powertrain options that help to feel how much of an engaging sports coupe this is. An all-new twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 producing 400HP at 6,400RPM helps to accomplish this. If you’re just looking for something tamed to get around, a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine pumping out 208HP will be for you.
Dynamic enhancements, including an all-new lightweight and sophisticated 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, together with new adaptive steering and digital suspension systems, result in a premium sports coupe designed and engineered to perform. The high performance 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine from the new and exclusive "VR" powertrain family is born out of the brand's extensive in-house experience of six-cylinder powertrain development. The new engine has been engineered to empower the driver and offer increased power and torque with high levels of efficiency. This new "VR30" engine comes in two power ratings: 300 horsepower or 400 horsepower, with the latter offering one of the best power-to-efficiency ratios in the premium sports coupe class.
A four-cylinder 2.0-liter gasoline engine, turbocharged to produce 208 horsepower, is also available in the Q60.
__________________________________________The all-new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, from the new "VR" powertrain family, has been developed to deliver optimal power and torque for an engine of its size, alongside greater fuel efficiency. The high-output version of the V6 delivers 400 horsepower (298 kW, 405 ps) at 6,400 rpm and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) maximum torque at 1,600-5,200 rpm; while the 300 horsepower (224 kW, 304 ps) version (at 6,400 rpm) produces 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) torque at 1,600-5,200rpm.
These outputs have been achieved while delivering efficiency: 23 mpg (U.S.) and 154 g/km CO2 (estimated) for the 300 horsepower version, and 22 mpg (U.S.) and 206 g/km CO2 (estimated) for the 400 horsepower model – with the latter offering one of the best power-to-efficiency ratios in the premium sports coupe class.
This power-to-efficiency performance was made possible thanks to a set of newly developed powertrain features, including an advanced new twin-turbo system which enables smooth and immediate responses under acceleration, while aiding efficiency.
A four-cylinder turbo-charged 2.0-liter gasoline engine is also available in the Q60, with direct injection for efficiency in all conditions. This engine delivers 208 horsepower (155 kW, 211 ps) at 5,500 rpm and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) maximum torque at 1,500 rpm. A high-pressure direct injection with piezoelectric injectors delivers fuel to the engine in precise amounts for greater fuel efficiency – 24 mpg (U.S.) and 154 g/km (estimated) CO2.
Helping to put that power to the ground is the available rear-biased Intelligent AWD system, or you can settle for the standard RWD setup.
__________________________________________Power is channeled through the Q60's rear wheels for optimal dynamic response and to benefit steering feel. The available rear-biased Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system provides enhanced stability and road holding in low-grip conditions.
Suspension & Handling
Improve steering feedback and feel is to be expected with Infiniti’s second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering. Also equipped with a Drive Mode Selector that allows you to choose from either "Customize," "Standard," "Snow," "Eco," "Sport," and – new for certain models – "Sport+."
The Q60 has been engineered to deliver a truly engaging sports coupe experience, with a unique balance of ride comfort and agile handling. Complementing this position is Infiniti's new Dynamic Digital Suspension, which has been designed to offer best-in-class handling responses and agility, and enhanced ride comfort – thanks, in part, to a dedicated new set of dampers.
In addition, Infiniti's second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering offers high levels of steering feel and feedback, and the Drive Mode Selector gives drivers the option to personalize and tailor the steering's precise levels of response and feel to suit their own preferences.
__________________________________________Chief among these is Infiniti's second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering. Available on models equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, the system has undergone significant re-tuning to enhance steering feel and feedback, while making it possible for the driver to further customize the steering performance according to personal preferences.
Direct Adaptive Steering transmits the driver's input to the wheels faster than a mechanical system while requiring fewer steering corrections. The new system quickly and intelligently communicates feedback about road surface and chassis behavior, while also reducing unwanted steering feel typically generated by a conventional steering system. This instills secure and confident steering feel for the Q60 driver, while also reducing fatigue.
The wide range of steering customization within Direct Adaptive Steering is accessed through the Drive Mode Selector. Through menus displayed in the upper screen of the Q60's Infiniti InTuition system, Drive Mode Selector allows the steering response to be selected from six available options: "Customize," "Standard," "Snow," "Eco," "Sport," and – new for certain models – "Sport+."
A drag coefficient of 0.28 was achieved, which puts it right up there with some of the industries most aerodynamic passenger vehicles. Active grille shutters were included to improve cooling.
__________________________________________Aerodynamic efficiency was a major consideration for Infiniti's design and engineering teams. The Q60's drag coefficient of 0.28 was made possible, in part, by the car's new design, intended to keep the vehicle stable at high speeds and in crosswind conditions. Vents in the front fenders direct air out of the engine bay while the Q60's hood is also shaped to reduce drag.
Q60 models with the new V6 engine feature an Active Grille Shutter to balance the engine's cooling requirements with the desire to enhance aerodynamics. Under normal use, the shutter remains closed, opening when greater performance is required. Relatively narrow door-mounted side mirrors accentuate the Q60's low stance and sleek coupe looks, and are designed to improve the flow of air down the flanks of the vehicle, while maintaining a wide angle of rear visibility for the driver.
An improved driver-centric interior was also built in, although it’s not too far off in design from the outgoing Q60/G37.
"Interior artistry for Infiniti is about a fitted, personal approach. We modeled the Q60's interior around the concept of a ‘driver's glove' – the driver is always comfortable and the cabin is tailored for them."
Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti Executive Design Director
The driver-centric approach continues inside the Q60, with all-new interior trims featuring high-end accents and bold, modern-looking materials. The base model gets aluminum trim, while a black wood option is also available. Sport and Premium models are available with carbon-fiber highlights, while versions with white or red leather seating receive a silver glass fiber accent.
High-contrast stitching throughout the cabin increases the premium ambience and feeling of quality in the Q60's interior.