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Infiniti super sedan to take on M5? "I'd love to see that," says local PR head

Cars such as the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63 have long held positions at the top of the super-sedan table. But what if Infiniti laid down the law to these European powerhouses? Speaking to CarAdvice at the local launch of the new twin-turbo V6-powered 2016 Infiniti Q50 3...

2016 Infiniti Q50 pricing and specs: 298kW twin-turbo V6 tops updated line-up

A new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine headlines a revised, and dearer, 2016 Infiniti Q50 range, with a 298kW/475Nm Red Sport model presenting buyers with a new rear-wheel-drive performance flagship from the luxury Japanese marque. Joining the existing turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel four-cylinder engines, and 3...

2013-15 Infiniti Q50 recalled for steering fix - UPDATE

Update - VIN ranges for affected Q50s have been released, see article for details Infiniti Australia has issued a recall for 310 vehicles from its Q50 sedan line over concerns the car’s Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) system could fail. Launched with the Q50 in 2013, Infiniti’s DAS system is a steer-by-wire system which electronically transfers the driver’s input to the front wheels where a high-response actuator drives the steering rack...

Deals On Wheels for June 18: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at five factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

Nissan recalls 3.53m vehicles over faulty occupant sensor, Australia not affected - UPDATE

Update: Nissan Australia has confirmed that Australian models are not affected by this recall as local models use a different kind of occupant-sensing system. See bottom of article for details. Japanese manufacturer Nissan is recalling 3.53 million vehicles globally, due to a faulty occupant classification system (OCS) that may not deploy the airbags properly in the event of an accident...

Infiniti Red Sport performance brand launched, turbo six to lead the way

Infiniti’s new turbocharged 3.0-litre petrol ‘VR’ V6 engine, revealed in December, will be the engine that kicks off the company’s new Red Sport performance brand this year. The engine, tuned for 224kW and 298kW forms, will initially be offered with the Q50 sedan and the brand-new Q60 coupe...

Medium/large cars coming in 2016

Medium/large cars coming in 2016 Mainstream medium/large cars Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1 Skoda Superb – Q1 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1 Subaru Levorg – mid 2016 Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017 Luxury medium/large cars Audi A4 sedan – February Audi A4 Avant – March/April Infiniti Q70 update – February Jaguar XF – February Lexus GS F – February BMW 750i/750iL – March Jaguar XJ – March BMW 330e – May BMW M4 GTS – June Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2 Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3 Infiniti Q60 – Q4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4 Volvo S90 – Q4 BMW 3 Series GT update – second half BMW 4 Series update – second half Infiniti Q50 update – second half Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...

2016 Infiniti Q50 to get all-new twin-turbo V6 and dynamic overhaul

The Infiniti Q50 will introduce an all-new twin-turbocharged V6 and benefit from a dynamic overhaul when an updated version of the premium mid-sized sedan goes on sale in Australia in the second half of 2016. The new, in-house-developed 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine (codenamed ‘VR30’) headlines the advancements for the updated Q50...

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge cancelled - report

It has been confirmed that the Nissan GT-R-powered Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge is no longer heading for production. Francois Goupil de Bouille, an Infiniti vice president, has told Car that "after we evaluated sales numbers, we realised it was not realistic to produce [the Q50 Eau Rouge]". De Bouille said that the Eau Rouge was "just too costly", and that in the interests of balancing "cost versus benefit...

2015 Infiniti Q50 2.0T : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Infiniti Q50 luxury sedan has a new starting price point thanks to the addition of a turbocharged petrol engine. Bringing the entry price of the Infiniti Q50 down to $50,900 plus on-road costs is a new variant that sits below the diesel (from $51,900) and hybrid (from $67,900) models in the Japanese luxury sedan range. The new Infiniti Q50 2...

Infiniti Q50 to ditch new steering system for old one from G37 - report

The Infiniti Q50 is set to ditch its new steering system in favour of the old one from its predecessor. Speaking with Car and Driver, Infiniti head of product planning Keith St. Clair admitted the Japanese car maker was planning to scrap the Q50’s base electric power steering system and replace it with the rack from the old G37...

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