Infiniti has announced pricing for the upcoming Q60 coupe, which goes on sale in Europe in October.
Based on the Q50 saloon and set to rival the Lexus RC, BMW 4-series and Audi A5, the entry-level 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder model will begin at £33,990.
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That undercuts the 2-litre turbo Lexus which begins at £34,995, but does come in a little higher than the entry-level 420i SE, which has a £30,260 price tag.
The Q60 coupe develops 208bhp in 2-litre turbocharged form. In the lardy saloon – which weighs in at 1678kg – it has enough punch to reach 62mph in 7.2sec and hit 152mph.
Quicker still will be the models equipped with Infiniti’s ‘VR30’ 3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 – a unit from the same engine family as the VR38 in the Nissan GT-R. Overseas it will be available in 300bhp and 400bhp outputs but UK buyers will get the latter option.
As standard, drive is sent to the rear wheels, though a rear-biased all-wheel drive system is also available. Infiniti claims a balance of ride and handling with its chassis setup, with Dynamic Digital Suspension, which uses electrically-adjustable dampers and a selection of driving modes to tailor the car’s handling to the driver’s needs.
Infiniti’s Dynamic Adaptive Steering, a steer-by-wire system now in its second generation, will also feature on the Q60. Claims of a “high level of steering feel” are yet to be verified, but it will be vital for the Q60’s aspirations as a driver’s car.
Full pricing and specification for the UK market are yet to be confirmed.