The all-new 2017 Infiniti Q60 Coupe has come for the official worldwide presentation in front of the public during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The model has been previewed last year during the Geneva Motor Show and now the premium coupe has arrived sporting a dynamic yet stylish design with the double-arch front grille and the unique C pillars shaped like a crescent. The LED headlights boast the Light Guide technology which tries to mimic the shape of the human eyelid. Infiniti says the drag coefficient is of only 0.28 and the sleek and aerodynamic body has vents in the front fenders to extract air from the engine bay – the hood also has a drag reducing shape and for the V6 model the automaker also employs an Active Grille Shutter. The fresh coupe also comes with optional 20-inch wheels for the first time and the aforementioned V6 also boasts the second-generation direct adaptive steering with six vailable options: Standard, Snow, Eco, Sport, Sport+ and Customize. Another worthy novelty is the electronic Dynamic Digital Suspension system being standard on the Q60 Sport.
Inside the cabin the noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels are said to be the lowest in the class and all Q60 versions use the Active Noise Cancellation technology – a good thing since there’s an all-new 13-speaker Bose sound system making the first official appearance on a production car and specifically tuned for the Q60. The automaker also bundles its newest version of the Infiniti InTuition infotainment system with a faster processor and more functions – the 2017 Infiniti Q60 Coupe will reach dealerships later on this year.
Now let’s discuss a bit the new V6 engine, a biturbo 3.0-liter from the “VR” family that will sport two power options: 300 horsepower (224 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 295 pound-feet (400 Nm) from 1,600 rpm. This one is good for 23 mpg and CO2 emissions of 154 g/km. the beefier option has 400 hp (298 kW) and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) and will be slightly less economical with a 22 mpg figure and 206 g/km. The entry-level four-cylinder banger will be of the turbocharged variety and coming with 208 hp (155 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) for a 24 mpg and 154 g/km return. All engine options have been mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission and a standard RWD setup – the all-wheel drive system is also available as an option.