2022 Infiniti Q60 Performance

Infiniti Q60 Performance Rating

2022 Q60 Performance

All models are equipped with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. However, the engine can be tuned to two outputs. The entry-level Pure and mid-spec Luxe get 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The Red Sport 400, as its name suggests, gets 400 hp and 350 lb-ft to play with. While it has the power to rival some of its more famous competitors, it lacks the polished dynamics that make cars like the BMW M440i xDrive Coupe and Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe so sought after.

You can't fault its acceleration figures, though. According to Infiniti, the rear-wheel-drive Q60 can get to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph. It's slower with the all-wheel-drive system, taking 5.5 seconds to reach 60 mph. The 400-hp model has been independently tested, and it achieved a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of 4.5 seconds for the rear-wheel-drive and five seconds flat for the AWD. It's a fast car, but most of the competition is even faster. The new M440i xDrive has a 0-60-mph figure of just 4.3 seconds.

2022 Q60 Performance Photos

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2022 Infiniti Q60 Front Angle View
2022 Infiniti Q60 Aft View
2022 Infiniti Q60 Engine Bay

Engine and Transmission

The Q60 is fast in a straight line, but it won't tear your face off with brutal acceleration. Both engines feel remarkably similar, though you can notice the 100-hp difference. Even with 400 horses to play with, it doesn't deliver straight-line speed on par with its rivals. Instead, you get a linear power delivery higher up in the range. Once you get above 1,600 rpm, it delivers a flat torque curve to 5,200 rpm. The seven-speed automatic transmission isn't neck-snapping fast out the gate, but it's smooth in the mid-range and at higher speed.

This makes the Q60 feel more like a GT than a two-door sports car. You don't have to wait for the turbos to start boosting or the gearbox to drop a cog or two at higher speed. Once you go above the magical 1,600 rpm, you have access to either 295/350 lb-ft in an instant. The Q60 rarely has to kick down a gear to pass slower traffic.

Both engines offer the kind of output that will have an enthusiast salivating, but the way the power is delivered might be disappointing to some. Overall they feel punchy but lack the refinement of the next-generation turbocharged six-cylinder engines.

2022 Infiniti Q60 Performance Specs:

Infiniti Q60 TrimsInfiniti Q60 EnginesInfiniti Q60 HorsepowerInfiniti Q60 TransmissionsInfiniti Q60 DrivetrainsInfiniti Q60 MPG/MPGE
3.0t Pure Coupe3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas300 hp @ 6400 rpm7-Speed AutomaticAWD
22 MPG
3.0t Luxe Coupe3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas300 hp @ 6400 rpm7-Speed AutomaticAWD
22 MPG
Red Sport 400 Coupe3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas400 hp @ 6400 rpm7-Speed AutomaticAWD
21 MPG
22 MPG

2022 Q60 Gas Mileage

Though few prospective owners will care about mileage in this segment, it's worth looking at only to illustrate how much of a difference a few years can make. The most efficient Q60 is the base RWD model, which has EPA-estimated figures of 19/28/22 mpg city/highway/combined. The thirstiest model is the 400 hp with AWD, with EPA-estimates of 19/26/21 mpg. There's not much of a difference between the two, which usually isn't in a comparison between a RWD and AWD vehicle configurations. It does well against the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe's 19/27/22 mpg but falls flat in the face of the BMW M440i xDrive's 23/32/26 mpg. The Q60 does have a decent 20-gallon tank, resulting in a theoretical range of 440 miles

2022 Infiniti Q60 Fuel Capacity

Infiniti Q60 Trims3.0t Pure Coupe3.0t Luxe CoupeRed Sport 400 Coupe
Infiniti Q60 Tank size8.7 gal.8.7 gal.8.7 gal.
Infiniti Q60 Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)19/2719/2719/26
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