Comments - Infiniti Q50 Arrives Ahead of Schedule

Published: Jan 13, 2013
Description: Carrying a new naming scheme for all of its upcoming models, Infiniti is aiming harder than ever against the likes of Audi and BMW. Its outgoing G series emerged as a respectable 3 Series fighter, but...
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Zaire Wilkins Jan 14, 2013
Yup the Q goes way back to the 80's
Michael Moschonikolakis Jan 13, 2013
I just realized infiniti used Q way before Audi, dang Germans!
Michael Moschonikolakis Jan 13, 2013
It's a calibration with Mercedes, the side looks similar to the C Class. Infiniti will be using Blue tech Diesels, and AMG for high performance, Not sure for regular engines and isn't the "G" distinctive enough? Audi uses Q, it's lame!
Rob Clark Jan 13, 2013
Dropping the "G" brand name is an odd move...
Darryle Moody Jan 13, 2013
The front end has the Toyota "spindle" grille and the intakes on the lower front valance from an earlier Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It also has a Hofmiester kink. When you have a brand with no direction you have "design" with no direction. Ridiculous.
Bala Uncc Jan 13, 2013
How come name change would fight against rivals? And Q50 doesn't suit the car engine size either
King Rich Jan 17, 2013
David..true
Mariusz Herman Jan 16, 2013
Looks better than the current G model, but there are nicer luxury sports sedans.
Gazel Hebbert Jan 14, 2013
No like. Maybe ghe coupe version will look better like it always has for the G's
Lizmary Mendoza Jan 14, 2013
Kinda reminds me of a Catfish
Lizmary Mendoza Jan 14, 2013
Looks pretty ugly to me
Xavier Mangubat Jan 14, 2013
I don't know why but the front is telling me fish...
Zaire Wilkins Jan 14, 2013
Lol @ alex right the new c7 has the front end of the viper
David Lee Jan 13, 2013
Better than the new C7
Jordan Smith Jan 13, 2013
The new C7 is absolutely awesome. Can't wait to see Carbuzz's article for it.
Pablo Herasme Jan 13, 2013
The C7 I gatta say its one hell of an improvement
Alex Bouckley Jan 13, 2013
The new C7s front end looks like the Viper to me
Timothy Hooker Jan 13, 2013
o and on this car I would say very sedan not very sporty.. I loved the M56 it was so agressive
Timothy Hooker Jan 13, 2013
I just looked at the c7 on the front page of c&d and seriously thought I was looking at a gt-r for a sec...I'm sure its going to be sick though
Simeon Prasad Jan 13, 2013
Looks better than the lexus "cheese grater" line up
Zaire Wilkins Jan 13, 2013
Really C7??? Anyway i wonder if the Q50 has more torque and is lighter
Jordan Smith Jan 13, 2013
Totally looking forward to the C7 reveal.
William Downs Jan 13, 2013
C7 reveal is 6pm eastern time
Jon Jon E. Miles Jan 13, 2013
the new c7 is revealed at 7:00 tonight but look up 2014 corvette and its on the cover of road and track February 2013 issue and its nice
Aaron Crisp Jan 13, 2013
Anyone know what time the C7 is revealed?
Jacob Burford Jan 13, 2013
I normally hate Infiniti design, but this cars front end looks great! Can't say the same for the back.
Dillon Magee Jan 13, 2013
Looks good
William Downs Jan 13, 2013
Ohh it is very nice looking but dosnt look like a brz at all, go look at a front pic of the new impreza then look at this
Danny Rodriiguez Jan 13, 2013
@William I think you're right it has a little Subaru styling. Specialy the side air intakes that looks like a bit BRZ. But all though it looks very nice.
John Serely Jan 13, 2013
Looks pretty good...the front end is a little too busy IMO.
David Markham Jan 13, 2013
I dunno. Too similar to Lexus IS imo. Back looks nice tho
Matt Piccolo Jan 13, 2013
Looks awesome! Way to go Infiniti
Josh Andrews Jan 13, 2013
It looks amazing
Kevin Watson Jan 13, 2013
Look at the 2013 Mazda cx9, enuff said.lol
William Downs Jan 13, 2013
I know subaru are great and all but did u have to steal there front end... and why sonata tail lights
Tanton Stoneman Jan 13, 2013
OMG!! Whoever designed this deserves some serious respect
Alex Bouckley Jan 13, 2013
Looks mean and sporty!
Dylan Bruder Jan 13, 2013
I prefer the g
Description: As of this writing, no official details of the new model have been released, just a handlful of press shots showing a vehicle that is clearly updated but familiar in design to the G37 sedan it replace...
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King Rich Jan 17, 2013
Infiniti had been using these rims since 2010 and it was inspired by the essence and emerg-e
Gazel Hebbert Jan 14, 2013
Rims look nothing like BMW MSports. This can't even hold a candle to the new F30. Side profile is ugly too; it doesn't flow well
Justin Routh Jan 13, 2013
Rims scream bmw to me
Zaire Wilkins Jan 13, 2013
@ lee its suppose to
Lee Oleinick Jan 13, 2013
Looks like all the other Infiniti's
Chris Friend Jan 13, 2013
Carbuzz you used the wrong shot, that's a Mazda 6! Wait, oh its not? Could've fooled me!
Shane Prasad Jan 13, 2013
Love love love!!
Jon Ashley Jan 13, 2013
has a few similar lines to the essence and the emerge concepts. It looks good
darrellbell24 Jan 13, 2013
tto much nissan in this for my taste
Jacob Lerklint Jan 13, 2013
Looks like the new Mazda 6
Sean John Jan 13, 2013
because of this design it will make potential buyers think altima or fancy nissan still, the same problem the sedan has allways had
Zachary Maurer Jan 13, 2013
I knew I spelled Infiniti wrong, never post anything when you just woke up
Zachary Maurer Jan 13, 2013
Well infinity is owned by Nissan...
Bala Uncc Jan 13, 2013
Yes it does look like Altima but this one isn't bad
Ferrari Italia Jan 13, 2013
This side view looks like the new Altima.
King Rich Jan 17, 2013
People need to learn how to spell INFINITI..and Petro this is better and more reliable than your German cars..Japanese cars anyday over certain German cars
Gazel Hebbert Jan 14, 2013
Best angle and that's not saying a lot. Here it looks semi ok but I keep getting images of the Acura TSX. not sure why
Xavier Mangubat Jan 14, 2013
The rear looks very familiar but I just can't think of what car it came from...
Zaire Wilkins Jan 13, 2013
Nope they are just adding direct injection which will be increase in torque i think
William Downs Jan 13, 2013
Unless nissan/infinity has new tech thst cant be used with the current VQ series engine then there is no reason to replace the current engine series
Zaire Wilkins Jan 13, 2013
Some one said the VQ. Needs to retire who thinks that needs to happen
Jose Santos Jan 13, 2013
2014 mazda 6 taillights Brz front bumper Can't complain about the headlights tho, real niceeee The car would look great in black or white
Timothy Hooker Jan 13, 2013
I like this....but they r extremely overprice IMO.
Tim Preisinger Jan 13, 2013
Cost of owner ship isn't even close. Ill take this or a caddy over any similar priced euro money pit
William Downs Jan 13, 2013
They may be similar in purchasing price but the cost of owner ship on a euro compared to a japanese car is rediculious...id reather not hsve to keep shelling out large sums of money to keep my car running
Jack Howard Jan 13, 2013
It's much more than just $2000. If you're actually going to keep your cars up until near 200000 miles then the Japanese cars are obviously going to cost much less
Zaire Wilkins Jan 13, 2013
This car is already fast
Petro Maalouf Jan 13, 2013
No its not like that , 3 of the best selling saloon in the world cost the same as this infinity , in my opinion i will never choose an ugly nissan when it cost like a mercedes or bmw or audi
Jordan Smith Jan 13, 2013
A wild Euro fanboy has appeared!
Petro Maalouf Jan 13, 2013
Yes but there's no big diffrence , 1000 or max 2000 ..... So what do u choose?
Jack Howard Jan 13, 2013
The cost of ownership of a BMW or Mercedes is generally higher than an Infiniti or Acura
Petro Maalouf Jan 13, 2013
And the c class is for 35000 that mean 1000 more ..... Soooooo in that case i will never think of visiting any infinty dealer
Petro Maalouf Jan 13, 2013
@william am sorry man but the base price of the ifinity is 34000 and the 3 series bmw 35000 and the audi a4 32500 .... So plz man try to think before you place a comment
William Downs Jan 13, 2013
Cause not everyone wants to waste there money on an over priced german car.. really not that hard to understand
Petro Maalouf Jan 13, 2013
Why buy something trying to look like a german saloon , go buy a german saloon
Jacob Lerklint Jan 13, 2013
Mazda 6
Petro Maalouf Jan 13, 2013
The 3 series and the a4 are better
Jacob Burford Jan 13, 2013
Not feeling the back!
Sean John Jan 13, 2013
3 generations and still resembles an altima
Darryle Moody Jan 13, 2013
The rear deck looks well conceived. Tail lights need to be given back to Hyundai.
John Serely Jan 13, 2013
The back looks alot better than the front
Matt Piccolo Jan 13, 2013
I really like this
William Downs Jan 13, 2013
Yea they look almost exatly the same as the new mazda 6 taillights, that or the current sonatas
Kevin Watson Jan 13, 2013
Mazda 6 2013, then look at this. Hmmmmmm.
Shaniqua Latisha Jan 13, 2013
Nope infiniti q50 light
Elias Harb Jan 13, 2013
Not original enough
Andy Nongbu Demar Cho Jan 13, 2013
2009 elantra light?
King Rich Jan 17, 2013
Infiniti designed this grill as of Lexus copied it because when Infiniti designed the essence concept in around 09'
Gazel Hebbert Jan 14, 2013
Nope.
Jacob Burford Jan 13, 2013
Nissan headlights!
Zaire Wilkins Jan 13, 2013
Alot of ppl think infiniti copies lexus when its the other way around same with the kia quoris and bmw 7-series
Josiah Thomas Clements Jan 13, 2013
Infiniti has had this grille for years. Since the FX came out in 2009.
Scuttle Buttocks Jan 13, 2013
Looks better.
Stephen Reed Warren II Jan 13, 2013
Kinda has a less pronounced Lexus shaped grill
Gurjit Singh Jan 13, 2013
damn this is way better than the current gen
John Serely Jan 13, 2013
I wish it looked more like a smaller M-sedan (more elegant and just a little bit less agressive)
Juventas Telsinskas Jan 13, 2013
The shape of the intakes in the bumper does not flow with the oversized grill still love the original g35 coupe best & thats why i own one
Jeremy Kertgate Jan 13, 2013
Agreed!
Jonathan Rojas Jan 13, 2013
Without question those are maxima lines looks good
King Rich Jan 17, 2013
The sonata copied Infinitis dash design from 2008 with the g sedan and this is very elegant as of the dual touch screens and smooth curvy lines
Zaire Wilkins Jan 14, 2013
@ william all they did was take the old G37 interior and tweak it its not likey they ment to copy hyundai this was their interior design first
Sean John Jan 13, 2013
new is interior looks much nicer and more straight forward and user friendly
William Downs Jan 13, 2013
Your blind or havnt really looked at the sonatas interior... change the steering wheel and there almost identical... not saying its horrible just expected more from infiniti
Matt Piccolo Jan 13, 2013
Sorry but where is their sonata in this? Or am I just blind?
Zaire Wilkins Jan 13, 2013
@william they are going for the elegant approach while lexus is going sporty but i think this will be faster though
William Downs Jan 13, 2013
Interior is boring ss hell, i agree loojs like the hyundai interior, think is new IS interior is worlds better then this
Louis Valdivia Jan 13, 2013
At least they got that wood styling from the essence concept awhile back
Zaire Wilkins Jan 13, 2013
Best interior in its class so far the 2013 IS is behind it
Shaun Conroy Jan 13, 2013
Reminds me a lot of the Hyundai Equus on the inside.
Walter Alexander Thomas Jan 13, 2013
I have to comment again I can't believe this. This is one reason I would not consider this car.
Walter Alexander Thomas Jan 13, 2013
Omg I think every one caught on to that. Hyundai sonata interior.
Jacob Burford Jan 13, 2013
Not impressed! Looks way to clustered and not clean enough! Looks cheap in some places too!
Sean John Jan 13, 2013
sonata interior replica
Darryle Moody Jan 13, 2013
Nissan
Mark Fei Ling Jan 13, 2013
I'm agree with Bala, the center of the dash is too Lexus Es last Gen, which is dated. And how they manage the cut around shifter is also too Luxus/Toyota
John Serely Jan 13, 2013
Hmm...I like its competitors interiors far more
Joe Talerico Jan 13, 2013
Not impressed with the exterior, but the cabin looks good.
Matt Piccolo Jan 13, 2013
Very nice
Bala Uncc Jan 13, 2013
Very nice interior. Reminds me of last gen Lexus interiors though
Alex Bouckley Jan 13, 2013
Nice interior
Carlton Sofocusedon Green Jan 14, 2013
Replacing buttons is a bad idea.
Luis Abreu Jan 13, 2013
Initial impressions: positive. And this is coming from a guy who always thought the G was a bit too stubby in the back to like...
Zaire Wilkins Jan 13, 2013
Wow replacing buttons. Is already on its way
Xavier Mangubat Jan 13, 2013
It has the Honda/Acura Dual monitor center stack...
Jonathan Rojas Jan 13, 2013
Where's the Infiniti oval clock?
Sean John Jan 13, 2013
i still see a high redline atleast
Bala Uncc Jan 13, 2013
Finally wood trim in this car as they re the only ones who didn't have in this class