2016 Infiniti q60 release date, price, specs – The new and upcoming 2016 Infiniti Q60 is set to continue with top notch performance and curb appeal. Some of the highlights will include a powerful and efficient V6 engine, updated technology and a refined cabin that will certainly make the Q60 a solid choice within its segment of premium sport coupes.
The vehicle comes with several novelties which include new interior and exterior styles and technology, and an improved V6 engine. Going by what Infiniti people are saying, the Infiniti Q60 concept car is set to evolve from a concept car to a production one almost unchanged.
In such a scenario therefore, we should be expectant of something revolutionary and will certainly be among the sharpest-looking new sports coupes since the Audi A5. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and admittedly some of the cues in the concept are overwrought: the Formula 1-style front airdam, the gaping grille, the bodacious wheels, etc.
However, the taut lines stretching from the front fascia to the rear fenders, and the hood position and low grille, may make the whole process of transforming those features to a production vehicle difficult especially with today’ pedestrian impact safety standards.
But despite my reservations, if only 5% of what the concept displays will make it to the production model, the new Q60 will admittedly be a head-turner.
Engine Specs – 2016 Infiniti Q60
Under the hood of the new vehicle will be a turbocharged 3L V6, which will be a replacement for the naturally aspirated V6 model in the existing vehicle. The new 6-cylinder promises to offer exemplary power and efficiency unmatched by today’s V6. That said, the output is projected at around 330 hp and 270 pounds of torque and has a fuel return of 22 mpg when combined.
Speculated to return as standard equipment will be the 7-speed auto transmission system, but whether Infiniti repetitions the existing 6-speed manual will be anyone’s speculation. Given the emphasis Infiniti has put on the Q60, we have no choice than to be hopeful.
The Concept coups spy photos we are displaying show a RWD configuration, however, judging from previous models, we should expect the redesigned line-up to also include a convertible and an optional AWD system.
No confirmations have been made as to whether the refreshed Q60 will offer an optional 4-cylinder powerplant, as all of our inquiries and calls went unanswered. However, some officials are on record saying that the Q60 will be among the most competitive in the segment. It is no secret that a new 211 horsepower 2L turbocharged 4-cylinder is bound for China and Europe.
Wheelbase: 112.2 ”
Length: 183.7 ”
Width: 71.8 ”
Passenger volume: 92.4 ft³
Cargo volume: 7.4 ft³
Curb weight: 3,708 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: 5.7 sec
MPG: 19/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Blue Slate, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black, Venetian Ruby…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Exterior News & Interior Spy Photos of the New 2016 Infiniti Q60
Both the current Infiniti Q50 and Q60 lag behind in terms of features and available options, but that is poised to change with the entry of the 2016 Infiniti Q60. The next-gen Q60 will follow closely the sedan’s offering, with standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED headlights, dual touchscreen displays and smartphone integration and Infiniti’s InTouch entertainment system, among other additions. Some of the safety features will include lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and lane keeping assist. Also, we should expect Direct Adaptive Steering to be bundled in one of the upper trim packages.
This system is especially handful since it removes the physical link between the front wheels and steering wheel and substitutes it for an electronic system. We have found its delay and absence of feedback disturbing and not worth of the cost factor.
Sadly, it may not come as a surprise when its bundled with packages that are meant to offer high-end security features. Admittedly, we don’t have the slightest idea as to the Q60 coupe’s dimensions, and we therefore, don’t know if the new model will address key flaws in the current model.
Price & Release Date – 2016 Infiniti Q60
The vehicle is planned for 2016 year release, but no exact details have been divulged to the public as yet. Would-be buyers can expect a base price of around 40,000 USD and up to $50,000. With that price range the Q60 will be left squarely to its traditional rivals, the BMW 4 series and Audi A5.
The later packs aggressive looks and an almost perfection, while the former may turn out to be the sharpest suit in the group, whilst immersed in cutting-edge personal technology. There isn’t a bad choice in the bunch, literally.