2016 Infiniti Q50s

Dive deep into drive modes in the new Infiniti Q50

A good sports sedan is hard to find. Some are too big, others have a less than optimal transmission, while many are just downright unaffordable.

I've always thought that Infiniti designed a pretty sexy car, so I was excited when it invited me to San Antonio to sample the 2016 Q50s, its latest iteration of the sports sedan. It hasn't changed much from 2015, retaining the same style lines and interior from the previous year. Instead Infiniti pushed a ton of new tech and a level of drive mode customization that is unparalleled in the market, along with the option of four different engines.

The four-door Q50 is available as a 360-horsepower hybrid or with a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Most folks will probably take the third option, a twin turbo V-6 engine, good for 300 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque, but I got to sample the Red Sport model. This features the same engine, but with a computer programmed to release 400 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque.

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