At the heart of every sports coupe is its engine. INFINITI offers the Q60 with a trio of different turbocharged engine choices. 2.0t models feature a 208 horsepower 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine. 3.0t models predictably utilize a 3.0L engine, this time with 6-cylinders and a turbocharger, making 300 horsepower. Top of the line Red Sport 400 models also use a 3.0L turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, however power has been upped to an even 400, providing extremely strong acceleration at any speed. No matter the engine choice, buyers will get a 7-speed automatic transmission sending power to either the rear wheels or to all-four wheels, as each trim level also has an all-wheel drive version.
The INFINITI Q60 comes in four basic trims, 2.0t, 2.0t Premium, 3.0t Premium and Red Sport 400. Being a luxury coupe, even the base 2.0t comes generously equipped. Standard equipment on the base model include LED fog lights, headlights and brake lights, remote keyless entry, push button start, dual zone automatic climate control, a sequential welcome lighting system, leatherette seating surfaces, 8-way power adjustable front seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel, satellite radio and not one, but two LCD touch screens, the upper one being 8-inches and the bottom one being nearly as large at 7-inches. Voice recognition, a rearview monitoring system and an alarm are also included.
The 2.0T Premium adds a power sliding tinted glass moonroof, a Bose 13-speaker sound system, featuring multiple subwoofers, multimedia playback on the LCD touch screen and an auto-dimming mirror with a built in garage door opener. 3.0T Premium models are equipped similarly but feature the bigger, V6 engine.
The INFINITI Q60 Red Sport 400 takes things to the next level. With 400 horsepower, the 400 Red Sport is a truly fast car and plenty of exterior styling enhancements show off to the world just how serious the Red Sport is. It gets unique 19-inch wheels, upsized, red painted brake calipers, red "S" badges and bigger exhaust tips. Inside, the Red Sport gets steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, leather seats, carbon fiber trim, aluminum accents and a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The Red Sport also comes with computer controlled dynamic digital suspension, which should make the car handle on rails.
Safety features on the Q60 include a bevy of airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control and a brake assist system. Optional safety features include a backup collision intervention system, a blind spot warning system, predictive forward collision warning and a lane departure warning system.
Thank goodness it's pretty, because there are few other reasons to buy a 2022 Infiniti Q60. With its leering headlamps, curvaceous body and perky rear, this luxury sports coupe stands out from the throngs of pickup trucks and SUVs that make up much of today's traffic, but this car's lackluster dynamics and tech don't match its styling.
As it sits, the Q60 dates back to 2017, but the underpinnings are much older than that. Despite its advanced years, this luxury coupe is charged with battling rivals such as the Audi A5, BMW 4 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, newer cars that offer more tech and have superior dynamics. In 2022, this Infiniti can't keep up with the pack.
Midrange Luxe and top-shelf Red Sport 400 models come standard with a range of driver aids, from blind-spot monitoring and automatic high beams to lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control. Upping the ante, Red Sport 400s can also be fitted with Infiniti's ProActive Package. This $1,700 options group includes amenities like lane-departure prevention, blind-spot intervention to help keep you from sideswiping other vehicles and auto-leveling headlights. But the biggest amenity (if you can call it that) is Direct Adaptive Steering, basically steer-by-wire tech. The Q60 you see in this review is not fitted with the ProActive Package, and thank goodness, because the numb, twitchy Direct Adaptive Steering is, well, not good.
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