Launched in 2014, the Infiniti Q60 is a luxury coupe providing high levels of style and a generous assortment of standard features. With its comfortable cabin and upscale sheet metal, the Q60 offers a premium driving experience.
2017 to Present: Infiniti Q60
Luxury cars are a glamorous species, and within this subset, luxury coupes are perhaps the most glamorous of them all. Introduced in 2017, the current generation of the Infiniti Q60 coupe delivers all of the spectacle and excitement shoppers in this segment expect. It’s a head turner that provides plush accommodations and smooth performance.
The Infiniti Q60 is a premium sports coupe with seating for four. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. The Q60 is very easy on the eyes, and its sheet metal is one of its most striking attributes. From the front, the coupe presents a sizable double-arch grille bordered by standard LED headlights and a sculpted body-colored bumper. The car’s profile is a master work of swooping lines and chiseled surfaces. In back, standard LED taillights overlook a broad rear bumper.
Q60 buyers have a choice of engines. Base models feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder good for 208 horsepower. There’s also a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 good for 300 horsepower. The final engine choice is an enhanced version of the V6, and it provides 400 horsepower. All engines are matched with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Infiniti’s Q60 handles itself on the road with assuredness. The engines all provide crisp acceleration, and handling is poised and contained even when the car is tackling tight corners. In daily driving, ride quality can feel somewhat firm.
Within its doors, the Q60 treats passengers to a handsome cabin. The seats are supportive and easy to live with, and rear legroom is generous by coupe standards. Build quality is impressive, and the overall aesthetic will appeal to those with a yen for contemporary-looking design. The trunk provides 8.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
The Infiniti Q60 comes with a long list of standard features. Amenities include 19-inch alloy wheels, LED fog lights, heated mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera. Base models come with a satellite radio, auxiliary input jacks and USB connection ports.
Available features include a sunroof, a premium sound system, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Driver-assistive technology such as adaptive headlights, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning is offered.
This Q60’s rivals include the BMW 4 Series, Lexus RC, Cadillac ATS coupe, Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe and Audi A5. While some of these picks outshine the Q60 when it comes to handling, Infiniti’s coupe is in a class of its own when it comes to style.
Earlier Infiniti Q60 Models
The first-generation Infiniti Q60 hit the market in 2014. This model replaced the G37 coupe, and aside from the name, it was identical to its predecessor. Base models were motivated by a 3.7-liter V6 providing 330 horsepower, and a more powerful 348-horsepower version of this engine was also available. Buyers could choose between a six-speed manual and a seven-speed automatic transmission, and the coupe was available with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
For 2015, the Q60 dropped one trim and added another, but was otherwise unchanged. The car skipped the 2016 model year, resuming with a new generation in 2017.