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The Infiniti Q50 is a compact executive car that replaced the Infiniti G sedan, manufactured by Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand. The new model debuted at the 2013 North American International Auto Show and went on sale in North America in the third quarter 2013 and in Europe in fourth quarter 2013. A hybrid version is available.

Infiniti Q50
Infiniti Q50 S HYBRID (V37) – Frontansicht, 14. Juni 2014, Düsseldorf.jpg
Infiniti Q50 S Hybrid (V37, Germany)
ManufacturerInfiniti (Nissan)
Also calledNissan Skyline
Model years2014–present
AssemblyJapan: Kaminokawa, Tochigi (Tochigi Plant)
DesignerJoel Baek (2011)
Body and chassis
ClassCompact executive car (D)
Body style4-door sedan
LayoutFront engine, rear-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
PlatformNissan FM platform
RelatedInfiniti Q60
Transmission7-speed Jatco automatic 6 speed manual (Euro 2.2l diesel models only)
Wheelbase112.2 in (2,850 mm)
114.1 in (2,898 mm) (Q50L)
Length188.3 in (4,783 mm)
191.0 in (4,851 mm) (Q50L)
Width71.65 in (1,820 mm)
Height56.8 in (1,443 mm)
Curb weight3,574–3,870 lb (1,621–1,755 kg)
PredecessorInfiniti G-series/Q40

The design of the Q50 continues to follow the designs first shown by the 2009 Infiniti Essence concept and the production 2011 Infiniti M. The Q50 is also the first instance of a hybrid model in Infiniti's entry-level model.

The Japanese model of the Q50 is marketed as the V37 Nissan Skyline.

First generationEdit

Q50 sedan (2013–)Edit

The design was based on Infiniti Essence (crescent-cut C-pillar, deep body section, asymmetrical cabin layout, interior finishes) and Infiniti Etherea (headlights, three-dimensional double-arch grille, interior finishes).[1] The production Q50 design was frozen in June 2011, after being designed by Joel Baek under Shiro Nakamura.

The Q50 sedan was unveiled at the 2013 North American International Auto Show,[2] followed by the 2013 Canadian International AutoShow,[3] 2013 Geneva Motor Show (with Hybrid and 2.2d),[4][5] 2013 Dubai International Motor Show,[6] Auto Guangzhou Motor Show in China (with 2.0-liter (214PS) turbocharged engine from Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz),[7][8] and Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.[9]

Infiniti Q50 (V37, China)

Early US and Canada models include 3.7-liter V6 (333PS), 3.5-liter Hybrid (364 PS), each in a choice of rear-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and in a selection of trim levels, including Sport models.[10][11][12]

US models went on sale in August 2013.[13]

Early Canadian models include 3.7-litre V6 (Q50 RWD, Q50 Sport RWD, Q50 Premium AWD, Q50 Premium AWD Navi, Q50 Premium AWD Navi and Deluxe Touring and Tech, Q50 Sport AWD, Q50 Sport AWD Deluxe Touring and Tech) and 3.5-litre Hybrid (Q50 Hybrid Premium RWD, Q50 Hybrid Premium AWD, Q50 Hybrid Sport AWD).[14][15]

The early European models included 2.2d and hybrid.[16][17] Infiniti's 2.0 RWD (211 PS) model was added in 2014.[18]

In China the 2014 Q50 3.7L was sold as an imported vehicle until production in China could begin.[19][20] The 2.0 RWD (211 PS) model and the Q50 Hybrid also joined the line up.[18]

Middle East models was set to go on sale in spring 2014 as 2014 model year vehicles. Early models include 3.7-litre V6 and 3.5-liter Hybrid, both in rear-wheel drive.[21]

Australian models went on sale in February 2014, launching with the 2.2d diesel and 3.5 petrol hybrid models.[22]

Hong Kong models went on sale as 2014 model year vehicles.[9]

2014 Infiniti Q50 Exclusive Designer Edition (2013–)Edit

Two specialty versions of the 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan were produced in association with Gilt City, one designed by Zac Posen and the other designed by Thom Browne, both American fashion designers. The vehicles went on sale on December 13, 2013 for $75,000, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The Thom Browne 2014 Infiniti Q50 includes a chrome body finish, red, white and blue stripes from the seats to the floor mats and stitching on the steering wheel. It also features a sterling silver ring encircling the gear-shift handle and a luggage set custom designed to fit in the trunk.

Zac Posen's 2014 Infiniti Q50 includes body color fade from silver in front to charcoal in back, and from matte to shine; red-carpet interior color, shagreen handle and shagreen stick with leather piping.

The vehicles were unveiled in Infiniti of Manhattan dealership at Hell's Kitchen area.

The two buyers also received a $10,000 shopping credit and a style consultation, a Thom Browne Solid Silver Personal Card Case (Browne version) or a Zac Posen Smartphone Clutch (Posen version).[23]

Q50 Hybrid (2014–2018)Edit

Infiniti Q50 S Hybrid

Infiniti's Q50 hybrid vehicle was unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.[24] Power for the Q50 Hybrid comes from the 3.5 liter gasoline engine combined with electric motor. Early European models included rear and all-wheel drive forms.[16] Infiniti discontinued the Q50 Hybrid after the 2018 model year.[25]

Q50L (2014–)Edit

Infiniti Q50 L

The Q50L has a 48 mm (1.9 in) longer wheelbase than the regular Q50 to provide more spacious rear legroom. It is powered by a 2.0 liter turbo engine matched to a 7 speed automatic transmission. Trim levels for the Q50L sold in China are comfort, elegant, sport, luxury, and sport luxury.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show.

Q50 Eau Rouge concept (2014)Edit

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Named for the famous corner at Spa-Francorchamps, the Eau Rouge is a Formula One inspired concept car based on the Q50 premium sports sedan, with aerodynamic styling treatments and design elements influenced by Infiniti's partnership with Infiniti Red Bull Racing. Changes include bespoke carbon fibre bodywork (carbon fibre front splitter, rear diffuser and side sill skirts, carbon fibre roof and door mirror casings), 20-inch lightweight forged alloy wheels, a dual-exit exhaust sports system below a large integrated rear spoiler, 20 mm wider wheel arches, red body color with overlaid tinted clear coat, matching carbon fibre door and center console panes, a high-grip sports steering wheel with Formula One-style paddle-shifters.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.[26][27][28]

Q50 Eau Rouge prototype (2014)Edit

Changes from Q50 Eau Rouge concept included a twin-turbocharged 3799 cc (568 PS (418 kW; 560 hp)/600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft)) V6 from the Nissan GT-R and a 7-speed automatic transmission and Intelligent AWD from the Infiniti Q70.[29] The transmission and drivelines were compromises due to the inability of Infiniti to fit the rest of the GT-R's drivetrain into the prototype.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show,[18] followed by the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.[30][31][32]

Plans to put the Eau Rouge into production were shelved in January 2015.[33]

Q50 Sound Studio by Bose (2016)Edit

The Q50 Sound Studio by Bose was a limited edition version for the 2016 model year. It was based on Q50 2.0t and 2.2d (Premium or Sport), and included Advanced Staging Technology digital signal processing circuitry, Centerpoint 2 surround sound, AudioPilot2 Noise Compensation Technology, a navigation system and 14 speakers. This was the first time Bose’s Advanced Staging Technology has ever been featured in a car. [34][35]

UK models went on sale in October 2015 as a 2016 model.[36]


Infiniti Q50 VR30DDTT engine
Petrol engines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
3.7 2014–2015 3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6
Nissan VQ37VHR
333 PS (245 kW; 328 hp)@7000
365 N⋅m (269 lb⋅ft)@7000
3.7 AWD 2014–2015 3,696 cc (226 cu in) V6
Nissan VQ37VHR
333 PS (245 kW; 328 hp)@7000
365 N⋅m (269 lb⋅ft)@7000
2.0t 2016-2019 1,991 cc (121 cu in) I4 turbo
Mercedes-Benz M 274 DE 20 AL
211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp)@5500
350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)@1250–3500[37]
2.0t AWD 2016-2019 1,991 cc (121 cu in) I4 turbo
Mercedes-Benz M 274 DE 20 AL
211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp)@5500
350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)@1250–3500[37]
3.0t 2016- 2,997 cc (183 cu in) V6
Nissan VR30DDTT
304 PS (224 kW; 300 hp)@6400
400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)@1600-5200
3.0t Red Sport 400 2016- 2,997 cc (183 cu in) V6
Nissan VR30DDTT
406 PS (299 kW; 400 hp)@6400
475 N⋅m (350 lb⋅ft)@1600-5200
3.0t Red Sport 400 AWD 2016- 2,997 cc (183 cu in) V6
Nissan VR30DDTT
406 PS (299 kW; 400 hp)@6400
475 N⋅m (350 lb⋅ft)@1600-5200
Hybrid 2014-2018 3,498 cc (213 cu in) V6
Nissan VQ35HR
306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@6800
350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)@5000
electric motor
(Nissan HM34)
68 PS (50 kW; 67 hp)@1650-2000
290 N⋅m (214 lb⋅ft)@1650
combined 364 PS (268 kW; 359 hp)@?
546 N⋅m (403 lb⋅ft)@?
Hybrid AWD 2014-2018 3,498 cc (213 cu in) V6
Nissan VQ35HR
306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@6800
350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)@5000
electric motor
(Nissan HM34)
68 PS (50 kW; 67 hp)@1650-2000
290 N⋅m (214 lb⋅ft)@1650
combined 364 PS (268 kW; 359 hp)@?
546 N⋅m (403 lb⋅ft)@?
Diesel engines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
2.2d 2015-2016 2,143 cc (131 cu in) I4 turbo
Mercedes-Benz OM 651 22 LA
170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)@3200–4000
400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)@1600–2800


Facelift Q50
Petrol engines
Model Years Types
2.0t 2016-2019 7-speed automatic
2.0t AWD 2016-2019 7-speed automatic
3.0t 2016- 7-speed automatic
3.0t AWD 2016- 7-speed automatic
3.0t Red Sport 400 2016- 7-speed automatic
3.0t Red Sport 400 AWD 2016- 7-speed automatic
3.7 2014-2015 7-speed automatic
3.7 2014-2015 7-speed automatic
Hybrid 2016-2018 7-speed automatic
Hybrid AWD 2016-2018 7-speed automatic
Diesel engines
Model Years Types
2.2d 2015-2016 7-speed automatic

Performance (vendor specifications)Edit

Petrol engines
Model Years Acceleration 0–60 mph(s) Acceleration 0–100 km/h(s)
2.0t 2016–2019 ? 7.2
3.7 2014–2015 5.3 5.5
3.7 AWD 2014–2015 5.6 5.8
3.0t 2016- ? ?
3.0t Red Sport 400 2016- 4.5 5.1
Hybrid 2014–2018 4.9 5.1
Hybrid AWD 2014–2018 5.2 5.4
Diesel engines
Model Years Acceleration 0–60 mph(s) Acceleration 0–100 km/h(s)
2.2d 2015–2016 ? 8.7/8.5


BTCC NGTC Spec Infiniti Q50

On 16 October 2014 it was announced that the Infiniti Q50 would be entering the British Touring Car Championship for the 2015 season under the banner of Support our Paras.[38] At that time, the team announced it would enter two cars in the championship driven by Richard Hawken and Derek Palmer Jr. supporting the charity Support Our Paras through racing, and its long-term goal of developing, training and ensuring an injured Paratrooper graduates through the racing ranks to pilot an Infiniti Support Our Paras Racing car.[39]


Production of Q50 at Tochigi production plant began on 14 May 2014.[40][41][42]

Production of the Chinese models of Q50L sedan at Xiangyang plant in Hubei Province, China also began in 2014.[7][24][43]

The production of 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline 4-cylinder developed by Daimler at the Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant in Franklin County, Tennessee (US) began 26 June 2014. The engine is also used by Daimler's Mercedes-Benz C-Class at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Alabama.[44][45]

Production of European models of Q50 began in 2015.[24]

The Infiniti Q50 audio system was designed by Bose.[46][47]

The Q50 Eau Rouge production was cancelled due to high cost.[48]


As part of Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype launch, the #InfinitiRaceFace campaign was launched 23 September 2014, awarding the grand prize winner the opportunity to attend the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix race, and also the chance to ride with Sebastian Vettel in the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype for a lap in downtown Austin on 29 October 2014.[49]

2016 model year updateEdit

Q50, Q50 Red Sport 400 (2016-)Edit

Unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show (Q50 2.0t, Q50 3.0t, Q50 Red Sport 400), the 2016 Q50 featured several updates, including the introduction of second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering with advanced levels of steering feel and feedback, introduction of Dynamic Digital Suspension (standard on 3.0t models), Drive Mode Selector with Personal mode, standard RACK Electronic Power Steering on 3.0t models, revised suspension settings provide an improved balance between confident handling and a more comfortable ride.[50][51]

The Q50 Red Sport 400 is based on Q50 3.0t (405PS), with sport styled front fascia, sport brakes with 4-piston front and 2-piston rear calipers, sport-tuned Digital Dynamic Suspension, new rack-based Electronic Power Steering or optional Direct Adaptive Steering, leather-appointed sport seats, aluminum-accented pedals, solid magnesium paddle shifters, Exclusive Red Sport 400 brushed-finish exhaust tips, Exclusive Red Sport 400 19-inch sport aluminum-alloy wheels (staggered for RWD models), chrome finished red 'S' exterior sport badging on the trunk and front fenders.

Early models included 2.0t, 2.0t AWD, Hybrid, Hybrid AWD, 3.0t (304/405PS, 304PS models available in Middle East), Hybrid, 2.2d.[52][53] US models of Q50 Red Sport 400 went on sale as 2016 model year vehicles, including Q50 Red Sport 400, Q50 Red Sport 400 AWD.[54]

Sales by calendar yearEdit

Year U.S. Sales[55] Canada Sales[55]
2013 17,816 1,272
2014 36,899 3,242
2015 43,874 3,295
2016 44,007 2,969
2017 40,739 2,413


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  3. ^ 2014 Infiniti Q50 Makes National Debut At The 2013 Canadian International Auto Show
  4. ^ New Models Spearhead Infiniti at the Geneva Motor Show
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  14. ^ 2014 Infiniti Q50 making Canadian debut at the 2013 Canadian International Auto Show
  15. ^ Infiniti Announces $37,500 CDN Introductory Price For All-New 2014 Infiniti Q50 Sports Sedan
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  45. ^ Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant Begins Assembly of 2.0L Turbo Engines for Infiniti Q50 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  46. ^ VIDEO REPORT: Unique Sound System on Infiniti Q50 Delivers a Concert in the Car
  47. ^ Bose Presents the Next-Generation Studio on Wheels in the All-New 2014 Infiniti Q50 Sedan
  48. ^ Bad news: Infiniti won’t build its GT-R-powered Q50 Eau Rouge after all
  49. ^ Show your best #InfinitiRaceFace for a chance to win a ride in the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype
  50. ^ Infiniti shows off the new Q50 engine lineup in Chicago
  51. ^ Three European debuts for Infiniti at 2016 Geneva Motor Show
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