An all-new version of the Infiniti Q60 coupe will launch in 2016, and the Q60 concept that’s on display at this week’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit gives us our best indication of what to expect from the new two-door sports model.
The headline act is the concept’s next-generation twin-turbocharged direct-injection 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, which is familiar from last year’s Q80 Inspiration concept.
The Japanese luxury brand hasn’t quoted a peak power figure, though from the Q80 Inspiration we know it’s capable of at least 336kW – outgunning the BMW M4’s 317kW twin-turbo inline-six.
The engine will be one of a family of new powerplants coming in before 2017 that promises to be lighter, smaller, more powerful, more efficient and more thrilling to drive than their predecessors.
At 4690mm long, 1865mm wide and 1370mm tall, the Infiniti Q60 concept is fractionally longer and lower than the M4.
The Q60 concept inherits the electric Direct Adaptive Steering system from the Q50 sedan, and introduces Infiniti’s InTuition infotainment system, which works with the vehicles keys to recognise vehicle settings for four different drivers, including preferences for driving position, heating and cooling, audio, navigation and telematics.
Infiniti says the Q60 concept reflects the company’s intention to “strengthen its offerings in the mid-size segment and to cement its credentials as a premium brand driver by performance”.
The Infiniti Q60 coupe will compete with the likes of the Audi A5/S5, BMW 4 Series, Lexus RC and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe.
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