Buyers are spoiled for choice in the entry-level premium coupe segment.
In addition to the German mainstays, there are commendable options such as Cadillac’s ATS Coupe and Lexus’ RC.
And for 2017 there’s also a much-improved Infiniti Q60.
Infiniti’s previous Q60, which actually dates back to 2008’s G37, remains a solid performer although its engine is thirsty and its styling dated. The new Q60 fixes those issues and excites things up with an available twin-turbocharged engine and performance-oriented Red Sport model.
The Q60 Red Sport 400 comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that delivers 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Below this is a 3.0t model with a 300-hp version of the new twin-turbo V-6 and further down is 2.0t model with a 208-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4. All Q60s feature a paddle-shifted 7-speed automatic as standard.
The cabin retains a 2+2 layout but is roomier. It’s also packed with more standard features including bolstered, 8-way power front seats and a dual-screen infotainment system. The latter lets you personalize and save preferences for numerous vehicle settings including temperature, seating positions, audio-visual settings, navigation and more.
There are more standard features for the exterior including LED lights front and rear, heated side mirrors, and 19-inch alloys with 255/40-size run-flat tires. Rear-wheel drive is also standard but an all-wheel drive system is available as an option, including on the Red Sport model.
Other available options, some of them included in a Premium package, include a moonroof, 13-speaker Bose stereo, unique detailing for the grille, semi-aniline leather, real wood dash accents, electronic driver aids and adaptive steering.
Sales of the new Q60 commence in September. Pricing is as follows:
2017 Infiniti Q60 2.0t – $39,855
2017 Infiniti Q60 2.0t AWD – $41,855
2017 Infiniti Q60 2.0t Premium – $42,205
2017 Infiniti Q60 2.0t Premium AWD – $44,205
2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Premium – $45,205
2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Premium AWD – $47,205
2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 – $52,205
2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 AWD – $54,205
All figures include a $905 destination charge.
For more on the Infiniti Q60, read the in-depth reviews over at The Car Connection.