Infiniti Just Destroyed Its Boring Old Image With The Sexy, 400-HP Q60

2016 Detroit Auto Show / 58 Comments

The new Infiniti Q60 Coupe breaks cover in Detroit.

The Infiniti Q60 Coupe Concept was previewed last year and now the automaker has shown off the production version at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The 2017 Q60 stays true to the concept's lines and features, and its stylish looks make it more than ready to fight the BMW 4 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, and Lexus RC Coupe. The Q60 will come standard with 19-inch wheels with 20-inchers optional. The cabin looks similar to the Q50 sedan and there will be a new 13-speaker premium audio system built specifically for this car by Bose.

Power will come from the newly announced VR family of engines. The base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. A 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 is optional in 300 hp and 400 hp configuration. All engines will be mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. Two suspension systems are available with the standard suspension tuned for comfort while the Dynamic Digital Suspension that is standard on the Q60 Sport features adjustable suspension for better response and agility as well as enhanced ride comfort. Pricing has not been set by Infiniti, but expect it to be slightly higher than the Q50 sedan.

We've been hard on Infiniti in the past for its seeming refusal to build fun cars. We're not quite ready to say the ship has been righted and is now headed in the direction of Fun Island, but the Q60 certainly seems promising. All-wheel drive and 400 horsepower certainly sound like a good combination to us. Here's hoping a manual will be on offer for those who like to shift themselves.

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