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2018 infiniti Q60

The Q60 is Infiniti's entrant into the compact luxury coupe segment. The Q60 shares most of its mechanical underpinning, along with its swoopy styling, with the Infiniti Q50 sedan.

Marking the second-generation of the Q60 coupe, the model represent a significant upgrade over its predecessor. The Q60 remains a rear-wheel dive vehicle, but its chassis has been updated to deliver better handling and an improved ride. Powertains are also all-new and now include three distinct choices. Infiniti has dumped the Q60's optional six-speed manual gearbox, leaving a seven-speed auto as the only transmission option.

The Q60 boasts distinct exterior styling drawn from the Q50 sedan. The nose of the Q60 wears the latest version of Infiniti's double-arch grille while LED headlights are intended to mimic human eyes. The sides of the Q60 feature bold body lines and a fastback-like roof. The rear of the Q60 integrates a ducktail spoiler and LED taillights.

The cockpit in the Q60 uses the same general layout as that of the Q50 sedan. That means a standard dual-screen center stack and a wrap-around dashboard. Materials are quite good across the board in the Q60, and options like red leather and a unique aluminum trim mean you can add a dash of style to the coupe's interior.

The front seats of the Q60 offer decent room, but the rear bench is extremely cramped for adults. The Q60's trunk measure 8.7 cubic feet and is large enough to swallow a golf bag.

Trim Level Breakdown
The Infiniti Q60 is available in three basic trim levels.

The Q60 2.0t represents the entry point of the Q60 range. Marking a departure from the last Q60, the new entry-level model uses a downsized and turbocharged four-cylinder engine displacing 2.0L. Power is rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

Interior appointments include leatherette seating surfaces, dual power front seats, six-speaker audio system and a dual-zone automatic climate control system. Exterior highlights include dual exhaust outlets and LED lights.

The Q60 2.0t Premium represents the next rung up the Q60 ladder. It uses the same four-cylinder engine as the entry-level model, but adds a standard moonroof, upgraded Bose audio system and an auto-dimming interior mirror with compass. Several options are available for the Premium trim, including leather seats and a comprehensive suite of safety and convenience technologies.

The Premium trim can also be outfitted with a more powerful 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 generating 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The V6 model also gains electronic power steering.

The Q60 Red Sport 400 stands at the top of the range. Highlights of the Q60 Red Sport 400 include an up-rated 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 with 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, unique 19-inch wheels, Infiniti's Dynamic Digital Suspension, sport brakes, power-adjustable steering wheel and semi-aniline leather seats.

All Q60 models ship standard with rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive can be specified on any trim.

Occupant Safety
The Q60 Coupe comes standard with dual front, front-side and full-length side curtain airbags in addition to active head restraints and traction and stability control systems.

Key Competitors
Buyers looking for a stylish luxury coupe that places comfort above all-out performance will likely cross-shop the Q60 against the Lexus RC, BMW 4 Series, Mercedes C300 Coupe and Audi A5. The Q60 Red Sport 400 more closely rivals cars like the sporty Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe and Audi S5.