2016 Infiniti Q50 Gets Twin-Turbo V6 with 400 HP


It’s not quite the insane performance of the Q50 Eau Rouge, but the 2016 Infiniti Q50 has been updated with a 400-horsepower V6 engine.

At a special holiday event, the Japanese luxury automaker unveiled the 2016 Infiniti Q50 ahead of its public debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, boasting three new engines including the 400-hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6.

As the most advanced V6 ever offered by the brand, it has the highest standard horsepower in its class for a non-specialty model. The powerplant will come in a new Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 model starting early spring 2016. Other enhancements on the Q50 Red Sport 400 include all-new dynamic digital suspension, a new rack-mounted electronic power steering or an updated version of direct adaptive steering setup and staggered 19-inch wheels.

In addition to the twin-turbo V6, a 300-hp version will be available across the entire Q50 lineup in late spring. The third new powerplant is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 208 hp, developed in conjunction with Daimler. That engine will be offered in base and Premium Q50 2.0t models starting in late winter. Buyers can also expect the Q50 Hybrid in late winter 2016, featuring a 3.5-liter hybrid powertrain with a combined system output of 360 hp.

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Infiniti will also show off the all-new 2017 Infiniti Q60 sport coupe at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, where we can likely expect the same powerplants to be offered.

“The Q50 has been the heart of our Infiniti lineup since it was introduced two years ago. So now it’s only appropriate that we get Q50 drivers’ hearts beating a little faster with these advanced VR-series engines,” Infiniti said.

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  • smartacus

    How much torque it makin?

  • changeforgood

    300HP almost 300lbft
    400Hp 350 lbft

    But would would not watch that much, remember the GTR does not make a lot either, but it beats the odds, and from what I know it is using the current GTR tech ( like mirror bore coating PWTA) and more advanced tech

  • craigcole

    The new VR V6 family shares quite a bit of basic engineering with the powerplant found in the GT-R, or so I was told at the reveal event.

  • Andrew

    does this mean the Q70 will get the same engine ?

  • Miami.Built.

    Nissan did not invent Mirror Bore Coating PWTA. It sounds like you’re implying that. Lol!