► New Q60 starts from £33,990
► Rivals BMW 4-series, Merc C-class
► Choose from 2.0 four-pot or 3.0 V6 power
Right before the 2016 Paris motor show kicks off, Infiniti has announced the prices for its new BMW 4 Series and Mercedes C-Class Coupe rival. The cheapest 2.0t Premium will cost £33,990, with prices rising to at least £38,690 for a top-spec Sport Tech.
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What can we get?
There will be four trim levels and a choice of two petrol engines when the Q60 goes on sale in October 2016. The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder version produces 210bhp and 257lb ft will be rear-wheel drive, while the higher-powered 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 pumps out 405bhp and 349lb ft – and sends its drive to all four wheels.
You’ll need 7.3 seconds to complete the 0-62mph run in the 2.0-litre, while the 3.0-litre V6 will only require 5.0 seconds. You’ll be able to tell who’s bought the fruitier 3.0-litre Sport model (apart from the extra noise coming from the tailpipes, we assume), as they’ll come with a red S badge rather than silver.
And… what do we get?
Both variants come with twin exhausts, a seven-speed automatic transmission and a Drive mode selector (with Standard, Snow, ECO, Sport , Sport+ and Personal modes). There’s noise cancellation tech and acoustic glass to reduce road noise for added GT-ness, with plenty of safety tech to keep you wafting in the right lane, at the right speed. The 3.0-litre V6 models also come fitted with Infiniti’s second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering system, and have the option of adaptive dampers.
Brochure browsing confirms a choice of 10 exterior colours, three seat colours and four dash finishes. Even the base Premium model come with 19in alloys, heated leather seats, not one but two touchscreens, a rear-view camera and LED headlights. (There’s also something called an Attraction Light which sounds rather dubious. We’ll gloss over that.)
If you fancy toning down the sheer amount of chrome on show, you can raid the accessories list for a black front grille and numerous carbonfibre bits.
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