This week, we’re abaft the caster of the 2021 Infiniti Q50 sedan, delivered with Infiniti’s able Red Action 400 mechanicals and all-wheel-drive (AWD) underpinnings. Similar to the Q60 Red Action Auto we analysis collection two years ago, this amiable attractive auto turns into a achievement animal already you alpha the agent and its 400 application bellows through the bifold bankrupt system. You aloof can’t adumbrate the achievement cat-and-mouse beneath the awning and the bankrupt accent beckons the disciplinarian to accord it a bleep or two afore affective forward.
Our Q50 four-door tester offers not alone the AWD absorption all-important for action in asperous altitude driving, it additionally delivers the ultra-high achievement aliment that can booty you from aught to 60 in aloof 4.4 seconds, acclimate permitting. So, to best alarm the Infiniti Red Action 400 it is an AWD auto that combines a “normal looking” burden with some austere cool high-performance DNA that both Nissan and Infiniti are acclaimed for. Further, it’s a abundant band-aid for those that admiration absolute achievement yet charge AWD absorption and four-door convenience.
The “normal” Q50 sedans alpha at $36,600 and appear powered by a 300-horsepower, 295-lb. ft. of torque 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which in itself is a added than able achievement car. The antecedent 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder has been eliminated, which this columnist feels is an accomplished move. The Q50 sedans again alum through several twin-turbo 3.0 six-cylinder models to access at the pinnacle, our Red Action 400 tester with AWD. Unlike added declared “twin turbos” that accept aloof one turbo and a turbo abetment electric add-on, all of the Infiniti Q50 trims are accurate twin-turbos that force augment added air and ammunition into the agitation chambers.
And it’s beneath the awning breadth the compound for action awaits your burke input. There, these Red Action twin-turbo V8s are fine-tuned to bear 400 application and 350 lb. ft. of torque, 100 horses added than the 300-horse version. Infiniti accomplishes this assignment via two turbo acceleration sensors, bifold baptize pumps and again tweaking the turbo addition upwards.
Infiniti pushes its achievement aggravate added with these Q50s added so than its antecedent G35, G37 and Q40 models. They were abundant cars but consistently lacked the achievement advantage of high-end Japanese competitors like Honda/Acura and Toyota/Lexus. Infiniti appropriately answers the alarm with these auto and auto Red Action 400s. Well done Infiniti.
Our tester featured “Intelligent AWD” and a top band Red Action access amount of $57,750. The rear-wheel-drive Q50 Red Action 400 auto starts at $55,750, so you’re advantageous $2,000 for the appropriate to biking with AWD mechanicals. Both versions appear with a high-end Able Shift seven-speed automated with paddle shifters and automated downshift rev matching. There are additionally six altered selectable drive modes from abridgement to performance.
The action acquainted “Dynamic Digital” electronic-shock braid over abeyance is absolutely absolute authoritative Q50 Red Action 400 accessible for any roadway. I abnormally like the ambagious aback roads, although those beeline abounding burke bursts are absorbing back the twin-turbos are talking. As for ammunition mileage, the Q50 in AWD anatomy delivers 19 burghal and 26 artery while the rear drive archetypal will do you one bigger at 20 burghal and 27 highway. Not surprisingly, Q50 offers adequate rides on the freeway, too.
Standard on the Red Action 400 trim is a Bose Achievement Series 16-speaker complete system, Apple and Android capability, Infiniti In-Touch with Navigation, Aberrant Traffic info, Siri Eyes Free and Wi-Fi hotspot. Consumers additionally accept a two-memory disciplinarian abundance arrangement that activates the ability angle and telescopic, ability seat, mirror and council cavalcade settings. Additionally included are added autogenous ambient lighting, brushed aluminum bankrupt tips, ability moonroof and appropriate run collapsed 19-inch tires on appropriate Red Action aluminum batten wheels.
Safety is top cleft as Red Action comes accepted with all the airbags, absorption controls and achievement ABS disc brakes with Red Action 400 red calipers. Additionally accepted are able acute cruise, absolute adaptive steering, lane abandonment with alive lane control, ambit ascendancy assist, aerial axle assist, acropolis alpha assist, advanced and rear sonar, alive trace control, predictive advanced blow admonishing and braking, dark atom assist, advancement blow admonishing and all-around appearance monitor. Clearly, the 2021 Red Action 400 comes with every assurance affection offered.
Our tester featured a $1,520 Carbon Fiber trim amalgamation that adds appropriate mirror covers and a abate rear accouter spoiler. Added options accommodate Infiniti aflame bang plates for $485, a Burden Amalgamation for $270, Infiniti beaming exoteric lighting for $465, and $695 for aberrant paint. With $1,025 delivery, the final retail came in at $62,355. Your Infiniti banker is cat-and-mouse to explain all trims and appearance back you appointment or call.
Important numbers accommodate a wheelbase of 112.2-inches, 3,998-lb.curb weight, 37.4-ft. about-face radius, 13.5-cu. ft. of burden space, and a 20-gallon ammunition tank.
In ending, the 2021 Q50 Infiniti Red Action 400 auto is earning its acclaim as a abruptness achievement car forth with affinity Q60 coupe. If you’re attractive for aberrant achievement and a auto that wraps disciplinarian and cartage in Infiniti opulence, a Red Action 400 aloof ability be for you. If not, the 300-horsepower Q50 trim is aloof as nice and some $25K less.
From $36,600 to $62,355, there’s a Q50 midsize auto cat-and-mouse for you at your breadth dealer. Make abiding and analysis for banker incentives on the new 2021s or conceivably a nice 2020 leftover.
Likes: Absolute twin-turbo, V6 engines beyond the line, Infiniti luxury.
Dislikes: Infotainment acquirements curve, lower trim options costly, baby trunk.
Greg Zyla writes account for Added Content Now and Gannett Co. Inc. Contact him at [email protected] or at 303 Roosevelt St., Sayre, PA 18840.