ALL-NEW 2017 INFINITI Q60 SPORTS COUPE: DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED TO PERFORM.

January 13th, 2016 by

“The design carries an elegance that contrasts and gives tonality to its powerful character, expressed through flexed muscles and tension suggested in the sculpture. The INFINITI Q60 surfaces exude a sense of fluid movement.” Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI Executive Design Director

The production version of the INFINITI Q60 has remained faithful to the concept design thanks to a unique deep-body stamping process that enables INFINITI to maintain the bold lines and sharp angles of the original creative vision.

Increased exterior dimensions, versus the previous generation, and a striking silhouette emphasize the INFINITI Q60’s position as a powerful sports coupe. The INFINITI Q60’s aggressive stance gives a greater impression of stability and in-control driving potential, while its lower center of gravity has a positive overall effect on driving dynamics.

A tailored approach for a driver-centric interior

“Interior artistry for INFINITI is about a fitted, personal approach. We modeled the Q60’s interior around the concept of a ‘driver’s glove’ – the driver is always comfortable and the cabin is tailored for them.” Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI Executive Design Director

The driver-centric approach continues inside the INFINITI Q60, with all-new interior trims featuring high-end accents and bold, modern-looking materials. The base model gets aluminum trim, while a black wood option is also available. Sport and Premium models are available with carbon-fiber highlights, while versions with white or red leather seating receive a silver glass fiber accent.

New V6 powertrain technology delivers exhilarating performance

The new range of engines available in the INFINITI Q60 complements the direct and agile ride and handling characteristics of the premium sports coupe for an exhilarating drive. Three power units are available – and all offer instant power delivery, smooth responses to driver inputs, high performance output, and mechanical efficiency.

The all-new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, from the new “VR” powertrain family, has been developed to deliver optimal power and torque for an engine of its size, alongside greater fuel efficiency. The high-output version of the V6 delivers 400 horsepower (298 kW, 405 ps) at 6,400 rpm and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) maximum torque at 1,600-5,200 rpm; offering one of the best power-to-efficiency ratios in the premium sports coupe class.

This power-to-efficiency performance was made possible thanks to a set of newly developed powertrain features, including an advanced new twin-turbo system which enables smooth and immediate responses under acceleration, while aiding efficiency.

Empowering performance from innovative technology

The INFINITI Q60 sports coupe has been engineered to deliver a truly engaging sports coupe experience as standard, offering a unique balance of ride comfort and agile handling that has become synonymous with the INFINITI brand. Enhancing this position, the INFINITI Q60 has been fitted with a range of new and innovative driving technologies to deliver empowering performance and a personalized experience behind the wheel.

Chief among these is INFINITI’s second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering. Available on models equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, the system has undergone significant re-tuning to enhance steering feel and feedback, while making it possible for the driver to further customize the steering performance according to personal preferences.

A choice of two suspension systems allow the driver to tailor a dynamic response from the INFINITI Q60 that best suits a personal driving style. The standard suspension ensures a low level of road noise and minimal intrusion of unwanted vibrations, while allowing for more direct and linear handling response. Suspension link layouts and bushings have been modified specifically for their application in the INFINITI Q60, while shock absorbers are relocated for optimized sports coupe ride and handling.

An all-new electronic suspension system, Dynamic Digital Suspension, comes standard on the INFINITI Q60 Sport grades and has been designed to offer best-in-class handling responses and agility, and enhanced ride comfort – thanks to software and hardware upgrades, including a dedicated new set of dampers. Drivers can change the focus of the suspension from a comfort-biased ride to one which offers more dynamic responses, by placing the electronically adjustable shock absorbers in either Sport or Sport+ modes (adjusted via the Drive Mode Selector), providing firmer damping control for more agile handling. While in these modes, the suspension is constantly adjusting to provide ideal performance and a level ride.

The INFINITI Q60’s seven-speed automatic transmission has been engineered with gear ratios spaced to allow for responsive, direct acceleration. Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) uses a lateral acceleration sensor to detect topographical changes in the road, such as hills or corners, and enhances gear selection patterns according to the changing conditions. ASC also allows the transmission to observe driving behaviors and adapt shifts to driver feedback.

High-tech features offer maximum comfort, convenience and safety

Technological innovation means maximum comfort and convenience levels in the cabin of the INFINITI Q60 premium sports coupe, providing a refined and contemporary space for driver and passengers alike.

Making its world debut in a production vehicle, the INFINITI Q60 will be fitted with an all-new 13-speaker, Bose® Performance Series sound system, a class-leading audio set-up which has been tailored to the acoustics of the Q60’s cabin. Matched with Q60’s noise cancelling technology, the fully-immersive Bose® audio system transforms the cabin into the driver’s very own audio haven.

High-back, highly-bolstered seats accentuate the INFINITI Q60’s in-control driving experience. The highly ergonomic seats are designed to offer greater thigh, lumbar and lateral support, keeping occupants in place during more enthusiastic driving. INFINITI’s hallmark “spinal support” seats have been carefully engineered to match the curvature of the spine, providing a consistent level of support and minimizing pressure on lower and upper back muscles. The supportive seats reduce the spinal curvature that many traditional seats force occupants to adopt, with a more even alignment between chest and pelvis, while extensive upper body support spreads the occupants’ weight more evenly all the way up the seat.

The INFINITI Q60 comes standard with INFINITI’s InTuition central control system, the latest generation of the company’s advanced infotainment set-up. Upgraded with a faster processor than earlier editions of the technology, InTuition allows occupants to personalize the interior environment of the INFINITI Q60 according to their preferences, with fully adjustable temperature, seating positions, audio-visual settings, navigation and more.

INFINITI’s comprehensive approach to safety is evident throughout the INFINITI Q60 premium sports coupe, instilling confidence in the driver and their passengers. The active and passive safety technologies include Around View® Monitor, Intelligent Cruise Control with Distance Control Assist, Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Prevention, Blind Spot Intervention and Backup Collision Intervention.

The new INFINITI Q60 sports coupe goes on sale at BEAVERTON INFINITI later in 2016.

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