The 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 edition is the top of the lineup the brand has to offer. The auto manufacturer has officially announced a pricing for the model which starts at $48, 855.
The price point might be considered expensive by some buyers but a flagship top of the line model from any brand is always on the higher end. It doesn’t make Infiniti any different from its competitors as the company is trying to offer all the luxury features and elite finish which has made similar models succeed in the market. The car sports a cool red finish and looks spacious from the outside.
On the inside, the 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 is powered by a 3.0-liter VR30 twin turbo V6 engine. The powertrain is completely revamped and is capable of producing 400 horsepower which when combined with the 350 lb feet of torque makes it an all-powerful car on the road. The vehicle is equipped with a range of exclusive features including 19-inch wheels, remodeled exhaust pipes and there’s a S badge to show off its exclusivity.
Many of the features found on the base model of a Q50 has been carried on to the Red Sport edition including the leather upholstery, rear view monitor and brake assist system. The car is equipped with dual screen infotainment system which offers plenty of information at a single glance and an immersive surround system with 14 speakers. Buyers of the model also gain three-months subscription to SiriusXM services.
Pricing for the standard Q50 with four-cylinder engine was announced earlier. Starting at $34,855, the model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four engine capable of delivering 208 horsepower. Infiniti is also offering a hybrid model of the same but the base pricing is obviously much higher than conventional gasoline engine powered car. The hybrid starts at $47,955 and uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine combined with an electric motor with 50 kW capacity.
Despite multiple launches, the Q50 continue to be the most popular model from the brand. The QX60 crossover is in second position. Infiniti is stepping into the hybrid segment but when Tesla can offer Model 3 for $35,000, they may have to offer competitively priced EVs in order to compete with other brands. When newer and cheaper electric cars land in dealership stores in the next two years, it’s going to be a totally different arena for auto manufacturers to compete against one another.