The 2019 Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition is coming to the NY Auto Show as a limited edition version of the sport sedan. Infiniti hopes to draw folks in with a new front and rear fascia, differentiating it slightly from the rest of the Q50s out there.
Every Signature Edition will come equipped with the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 under the hood that produces 300 horsepower. The bright 19-inch alloy wheels seen on this car are Signature Edition exclusives, according to Infiniti. Then you get your requisite Signature Edition badging on the trunk of this Q50.
Infiniti Australia has issued a recall notice for 104 examples of its Q50 sedans and Q60 coupes, over an issue with the malfunction indicator light.
According to the company, cars fitted with the VR30DDTT V6 engine haven’t been programmed to indicate failure of the automatic transmission. The problem is caused by a mismatch between the new Electronic Control Module and the old Controlled Area Network, both of which are part of the on-board diagnosis communication architecture.
Infiniti has announced pricing for the 2018 Q50 refresh, killing the diesel variant and adding more equipment to the rest of the range.
The new lineup kicks off with the 2.0t GT, priced from $54,900 (+$1000) before on-roads. The turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine makes 155kW of power and 350Nm of torque, put to the road through a seven-speed automatic gearbox. A sunroof is a $1990 option, bumping GT pricing to $56,890.
Nissan has demonstrated a fully-autonomous Infiniti Q50 on the streets of Tokyo, showing off the technology it hopes to introduce in 2020.
The technology forms the next-generation ProPILOT system and incorporates 12 sonars, 12 cameras, nine millimetre-wave radars, six laser scanners and a high-definition map to analyze complex scenarios in real time. What is particularly impressive about the Q50 prototype is that all of the sensors and cameras are relatively subtle and don’t stick out like a sore-thumb, unlike Apple’s alternative.
Despite these two cars packing a similar amount of horsepower, there are still some noticeable differences worth discussing.
For instance, the Infiniti Q50 is by no means a direct rival for the E-Class, in the sense that this would have been a somewhat fairer fight if the Infiniti had taken on the C43 instead of the E43.
Eager to show off the sporty prowess of the Infiniti Q50, the automaker has released a somewhat-strange but undeniably creative commercial for the Japanese market.
The clip shows German racing driver Michael Krumm behind the wheel of a blue Q50 as he attempts to stay in the blue lines of a thin course painted in an empty parking lot. The only catch is that the course is a replica of an abstract painting created by a pig. Yes, you read that right.