Inifiti's 2016 Q50 has new and improved Direct Adaptive Steer system, and it is available with three new engine options with Dynamic Digital Suspension. Now, we'll give you the latest update about 2016 Infiniti Q50 release date, price and specs.
Design-wise, the 2016 Q50 has not changed much from its previous version, retaining the same style lines and interior features. Instead, Infiti improved the car's engine, handling and steering system. The top-spec Red Sport 400 has 3.0-liter V6 that chunking out 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque -- stretching between 1,600 and 5,200 rpm.
The 2016 Q50 Red Sport 400 is actually ferocious on the road. In a review from Autoblog, it says the car's engine feels strong and purposeful all the way up to its 7,000-rpm redline. It is a huge improvement from the old 3.7-liter V6.
The 2016 Q50 boasts Infiniti's second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering system. Driver can choose from three steering weights and three levels of responsiveness. The vehicle's weight and feedback are determined by Standard, Sport or Sport Plus in the steering sub-menu, while ratio is selected by choosing Default, Dynamic or Dynamic Plus. Each of these modes has own programmed settings for chassis setup, shift points and steering feel.
Dynamic Plus mode gives buyers a smooth driving experience, because there is a small amount of delay back into the ratio. The mode is also perfect during aggressive cornering, as it lets drivers control the car easily.
Drivers can pick different drive modes on the Infiniti Drive Mode Selector on the infotainment system. From there, they can try each setting, picking a level of aggression for each mode. In fact, estimates show there are 336 ways to customize the ride. It is advisable to try the various settings and personalize them down to get the best combination.
Addtionaly, the Red Sport 400's stability control system is very great, according to Car and Driver. The model also comes with the current Q50's optional Bridgestone Potenza RE050A summer tires.
As for the price of 2016 Q50 Red Sport 400, Motor Authority said it is expected to be priced somewhere between $47,000 and $49,000. That's a few grand more than a BMW 340i, but buyers will get an extra 80 hp and 20 lb-ft.
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