2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport Review Specs

2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport Review Specs

The Q50 Pure replaces the basic model, which is only available with a 2.0-liter inline, inline-4 turbocharged. Luxe replaces Premium and will likely be the best-selling trim for Q50. It is available with a turbo-4 2.0-liter, 300-hp version of 3.0 liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 Infiniti, or with a V-6 hybrid system. Sport brings some fine trimmings and standard V-6, while the Red 48 Sport carries a 400-horsepower V-6 battery.

2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport Review Specs

2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport Review Specs

2018 Infiniti Q50 Reviews

The machine is largely unchanged. The 2.0 liter, turbo-4 pumps out 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque while restoring 23 mpg city, 30 highway, 25 combined with its standard rear-wheel-drive settings. The optional all-wheel-drive model decreases the figure to 22/28/24 mpg.
The 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 offers 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque in the guise of 3.0t or 400 hp and 350 lb-ft on Red Sport 400 tracks. Both engines come standard with rear-wheel drive, while the all- wheel drive is an option. Look for 20/29/23 mpg for 3.0t-regardless of Luxe or Sport trim-with rear-wheel drive and 19/27/22 mpg with all-wheel drive. The more powerful Sport Sport 400 sacrifices more fuel, returning 20/26/22 mpg for the rear drive example. Go for an all-wheel drive and 400 hp worth only one mpg in town. All engines are mated to a 7-speed automatic – no manual can be found.

Finally, the Q50 Hybrid returns 27/32/29 mpg in rear-drive trim or 26/30/28 mpg with all-wheel drive. The combination of a 3.5-liter V-6 and 67-hp electric motor produce a total output of 360 hp system.

The Infiniti’s light exterior improvements add new front and rear fasci tailored to the trim-pure and Luxe levels to get their own look, while Sport and Red Sport 400 get something more aggressive-while there are new 18 and 19 wheels that rely on the new Touch models of the interior , bringing improved improvements without addressing the rather unattractive Q50 stack.

2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport Review Specs

2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport Review Specs

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2018 Infiniti Q50 Styling

The small tweaks do not take anything from 2018 Q50 styled interior and exterior.

The design changes for the 2018 Infiniti Q50 are very simple, yet create a more stylish and more aggressive sedan, and interior tweaks bring the desired improvements to the cabin.

Infiniti’s effort to separate the Q50 based on sporty style and fine interior masterpieces-there’s a bigger visual gap between the Pure / Luxe and Sport trims than most of the Q50 competitors.

Pure and Luxe get chrome accents and smaller aerodynamic touches on the fascia, smaller foglight surrounds, 17 inch or 18 inch alloys, and body color exhaust on the back. The Sport and Red Sport 400 replaces the normal chrome with dark chrome, increases the size of the front chin spoiler and surround foglight, adds a black mirrored lid, using standard 19-inch alloy wheels and a body-colored exhaust body trench that supports a -you can guess it-black finish.

Changed to the side, the Q50 remains one of the more attractive segment vehicles, perhaps second only to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia. We love the look of their headlight predators and LED accents, although the new LED lights that run over the foglights look excessive. Most of the important Q50 curves remain unchanged, which is for the best.

2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport Review Specs

There is a laundry list of light changes in the cabin, designed to enhance the sense of quality and luxury. The Q60 capacity steering wheel has thinner fingers and more interesting details, and the stitched dashboard and Infiniti logo on the shifter are also a nice change. Smaller changes result in revised lighting for instrument clusters and updated ambient lighting.

In addition to the new steering wheel, the Q50 cabin layout has not changed much. Two-screen infotainment systems occupy almost the entire center stack, and are flanked by two stack buttons. The dual screen setting is not very interesting, especially with the wood cuts available in the Luxe class, but it works pretty well.

Unfortunately Q50 material quality is still not according to German standards. The panel and its parts do not feel as solid as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or BMW 3-Series, and it remains difficult to overlook that many switchgear feels more in line with the Nissan Altima or Maxima than the price. model.

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2018 Infiniti Q50 Performance

Wonky’s steering angle and less enthusiastic handling character overshadowing three excellent engines.
Infiniti enjoys a power advantage almost across the board with a line of gas powered engines.

Despite having a Japanese heritage, Infiniti takes on a very powerful American approach – there are many things. Each of these machines enjoys substantial benefits from its nearest competitor.
With 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, the 2.0-liter base aims at the BMW 320i and Audi A4 2.0T Ultra. While the 3.0-liter, 300-hp V-6, meanwhile, takes the mid-range 4-cylinder engine in the 3 Series and A4, and generates enormous profits. And the Red Sport 400? Its 3.0-liter V-6 generates more drive and higher power-400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque – than the standard 3.0 liters, more than anything in this segment, regardless of the high-value Mercedes-AMG C63, the BMW M3, and Cadillac ATS-V.

In this paper, we only drive the Red Sport 400 model. The 3.0 liter power is easy to do in the rev range, and beyond the line, there is a minimal amount of turbo lag, adding an aggressive, yet easily controlled driving character. This engine also sounds spectacular also with exhaust V-6 exhaust is smooth and hard so make you forget with the speed of 3.7 liter Q50s of yesteryear.

2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport Review Specs

Q50 has a balance between handling ability and driving comfort. Body behavior can be predicted through the bend, soaring increases as the steering angle increases and leans towards the understeer when pushed hard. All this without beating unreasonable drivers or passengers. But the Q50 also lights up on feedback through the chassis. As it weighs on a lateral transfer, back and forth, it’s hard to feel what’s going on through the pants seat. Q50 is almost too cosseting, though we doubt you’ll have problems if you do not routinely attack backroads.

All the Q50 powertrains work alongside the 7-speed automatic transmission, and here’s where it all starts flat. Speed ​​7-smooth and relaxed in everyday driving, and do well to keep the machine where it should be. But it calls on transmission for something more dynamic and it’s not satisfactory. Upshifts are too slow and not dramatic, which is a problem – when you call a “Red Sport 400” car, you’re better off exercising.