2017 INFINITI Q60 : LEADER IN THE PREMIUM SPORT COUPE SEGMENT
The all-new 2017 INFINITI Q60 world leader in the premium sports coupe segment combines expressive design with exhilarating performance and dynamics.
The INFINITI Q60’s bold exterior expresses a powerful elegance through its daring proportions and taut, muscular lines. Dynamic enhancements, including an all-new lightweight and sophisticated 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, together with new adaptive steering and digital suspension systems, result in a premium sports coupe designed and engineered to perform.
The high performance 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine from the new and exclusive “VR” powertrain family is born out of the brand’s extensive in-house experience of six-cylinder powertrain development. The new engine has been engineered to empower the driver and offer increased power and torque with high levels of efficiency. This new “VR30” engine comes in two power ratings: 300 horsepower or 400 horsepower, with the latter offering one of the best power-to-efficiency ratios in the premium sports coupe class.
A four-cylinder 2.0-liter gasoline engine, turbocharged to produce 208 horsepower, is also available in the INFINITI Q60.
Power is channeled through the INFINITI Q60’s rear wheels for optimal dynamic response and to benefit steering feel. The available rear-biased Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system provides enhanced stability and road holding in low-grip conditions.
The INFINITI Q60 has been engineered to deliver a truly engaging sports coupe experience, with a unique balance of ride comfort and agile handling. Complementing this position is INFINITI’s new Dynamic Digital Suspension, which has been designed to offer best-in-class handling responses and agility, and enhanced ride comfort – thanks, in part, to a dedicated new set of dampers.
In addition, INFINITI’s second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering offers high levels of steering feel and feedback, and the Drive Mode Selector gives drivers the option to personalize and tailor the steering’s precise levels of response and feel to suit their own preferences.
Powerful, elegant and daring new design
The INFINITI Q60 employs signature INFINITI design cues to communicate dynamism through powerful elegance, representing a daring visual expression of the car’s performance potential.
The interior is almost directly out of the INFINITI Q50, which means there are two large screens in the center stack and a lot of different textures. There is a smaller steering wheel (sporty!), and the availability of carbon fiber trim.
It’s also chock-full of tech. Models with the V6 have the second generation of INFINITI’s “direct adaptive steering,” its digital steering system, which the company says now provides more feel and feedback. INFINITI is also using something that it calls a “digital suspension,” which is a fancy name for adjustable suspension with different ride modes.
This is all controlled through a rather thorough drive mode selector that allows you to select six modes for the steering, from standard to Sport+. There’s also a mode called customize, which allows you to select a mode for the steering and then the response of the steering, it’s like the a-la-carte menu of adjustable steering response.