Trace the roots of the 2018 Infiniti Q60 and you will back to the G35. One of the few vehicles built on the Nissan FM platform. Although it has got a lot of changes, Q60 is currently still built on the FM platform. It has served Nissan and Infiniti well with a number of sedans, sports cars, SUVs and coupes.
Trim and Features
The 2018 Infiniti Q60 is a four-passenger two-door luxury coupe. It’s offered in five trim levels: 2.0t Pure, 2.0t Luxe, 3.0t Luxe, 3.0t Sport and Red Sport 400.
The base 2.0t Pure standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, LED foglights, LED headlights, keyless ignition and entry, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, a dual-touchscreen infotainment interface (8-inch upper screen, 7-inch lower), Bluetooth, two USB ports, a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and a CD player. A sunroof available as optional.
The 2018 Infiniti Q60 2.0t Luxe adds a sunroof and a 13-speaker Bose audio system with HD radio. The 3.0t Luxe is similar to the 2.0t luxe but adds a more powerful engine.
Although the Luxe model does not get more standard equipment, they have access to some optional package. The Sensory package adds auto-dimming outside mirrors, driver-seat memory settings, heated front seats, a power-adjustable and heated steering wheel, navigation system and Infiniti InTouch emergency communications services.
The Leather Seating package adds power-adjustable front seat side bolsters and leather upholstery. The ProAssist package adds a 360-degree parking camera system, front and rear parking sensors, a forward collision warning and automatic braking system, reverse automatic braking and blind-spot monitoring.
The 3.0t Luxe ProActive package adds adaptive headlights with automatic high beams, blind-spot intervention, adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning and intervention system, Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering system and an air filtration system.
The 2018 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Sport adds two-mode variable suspension dampers, 19-inch forged alloy wheels, auto-dimming outside mirrors, driver-seat memory functions, power-adjustable driver seat bolsters and steering wheel, and leather upholstery. The Sensory package is also standard and can be equipped with the ProAssist and ProActive packages.
The Red Sport 400 is equipped similarly to the 3.0t Sport but has a more powerful engine plus 20-inch wheels with staggered summer tires.
Every 20118 Infiniti Q60 is equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional.
The 2018 Infiniti Q60 2.0t Pure and 2.0t Luxe are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 208 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. EPA estimated fuel economy at 25 mpg combined (22 city/30 highway) with RWD and 24 mpg (21 city/28 highway) with AWD.
The 0t Luxe and 3.0t Sport are powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. It’s EPA fuel economy at 22 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway) with RWD and 22 mpg (19 city/28 highway) with AWD.
The Red Sport 400 get an enhanced version of that turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. It generates output 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. In performance testing, the 2018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Fuel economy is estimated at 22 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway) with RWD and 21 mpg (19 city/26 highway) with AWD.
The 2018 Infiniti Q60 features a modern tech cabin that shares the Infiniti Q50 sedan. The quality and overall design is not as stylish and elegant as you would find in a Mercedes C-Class or Lexus RC coupe, but it’s solid. The Sport special color scheme and attractive optical silver adds a bit of extra feel.
Each the 2018 Infiniti Q60 comes standard with Infiniti dual-touchscreen interface technology. The upper screen can also be controlled with easily accessible knobs and its reserved for specific vehicle systems and navigation systems. The lower screen is the more advanced and similar to the one in the smartphone. This screen controls the audio and various applications connected to the smartphone. It’s not user-friendly like the past system nor intuitive, at least initially, and both screens tend to wash in direct sunlight.
The front seats are very supportive and comfortable, and offer plenty of adjustment ranges. On the back, the 2018 Infiniti Q60 has enough leg room for rear passengers, but the headroom is very tight. The 5.6-foot or more passengers should be fine. The trunk offers 12.1 cubic feet of space, which is typical for this size of coupe and only one cubic foot smaller than the Q50 sedan.
Release Date and Price
The 2018 Infiniti Q60 is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. Key competitors include the Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe, BMW 4 Series coupe and Audi A5 coupe.
Official pricing ranges for the 2.0t Pure starts at $39,945 (include the $995 destination charge). The Q60 2.0t Luxe starting at $42,295 and for the Q60 3.0t Luxe starts at $45,295. Pricing climbs to $49,295 for 3.0t Sport models and the range-topping Red Sport 400 starts at $52,995.