2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400

2016 Infiniti Q50 Engine Upgrades plus Red Sport 400

Infiniti revealed the full lineup of new advanced engines for its Infiniti Q50 sports sedan at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, including 300-horsepower and 400-horsepower versions of the advanced 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engines and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine. The three new engine-equipped Q50 models – designated the Q50 2.0t, Q50 3.0t and Q50 Red Sport 400 – are on display at the country’s oldest and best-attended auto show.

The new compact, lightweight 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine is the most advanced V6 engine that Infiniti has ever offered, striking an ideal balance between drivability, efficiency, and performance. The new VR-series engine will be first available in the Q50 Red Sport 400 beginning in early spring, followed by the 300-horsepower Q50 3.0t in late spring.

The third new Q50 powerplant is a 2.0-liter turbo inline 4-cylinder, producing 208 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Offered in conjunction with Daimler and assembled at Infiniti’s engine plant in Decherd, Tennessee, this engine is available in the Q50 2.0t model in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive and goes on sale later this winter. It will be joined by a fourth Q50 powertrain choice, the Q50 Hybrid with Infiniti’s proven 3.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid system with a net 360 horsepower.

 

2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400

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