New Infiniti Q50 2.0 litre Turbo – Price from £31,755Tue, 08 Jul 2014
New Infiniti Q50 2.0 litre Turbo costs from £31,755
The Infiniti Q50 should be Infiniti’s best chance to convince buyers Infiniti is a viable option in the premium sector and a sensible alternative to the BMW 3 Series. That perception will be helped – a bit – by the arrival of the Infinito Q50 with another engine option, this one a 2.0 litre Turbo petrol with 211 bhp, which comes with a seven-speed automatic as standard.
Oddly, Infiniti are shy of delivering any performance or economy data for the new 2.0 litre Turbo, so we’re guessing the figures don’t really impress too much. Which is a shame.
With, now, just three engine options on offer, the Q50 is still a long way short of offering the same sort of comprehensive choice the BMW 3 Series offers, and even when you compare similar models the Infiniti seems to come up short on performance and economy, and long on price.
The 2.2 litre diesel Q50 is a similar price to the BMW 320d SE, but its performance and economy are poorer. Similarly, the V6 Hybrid Q50 costs a chunk more than a BMW 330d, but the Beemer offers better performance and economy.
It looks much the same with the new 2.0 litre Turbo Q50, which starts at £5k more than the cheapest BMW 320i, although there’s a chance the Infiniti may be a bit quicker as it has 27bhp more than the BMW. But as Infiniti hasn’t given us performance and economy figures yet, we’ll have top wait and see.
The Infiniti Q50 2.0 litre Turbo goes on sale Autumn 2014.
By Cars UK