And to make it more simple, the distinctive sharp design was one of the vehicle’s strongest points.
With such a beautifully designed exterior came a soft sporty interior fitted with quality materials all around.
The center console consisted of two screens, one to display the navigation and the images from the 360 degree camera and the other one to offer easy access to the infotainment system.
Unusual for a 2018, the Q50 did not have smartphone integration (AppleCar Play or Android auto) - a feature that most vehicles in the luxury sedan class offered in 2018.
While the passengers in the front seats would seat comfortably, the rear seats were not suitable for tall adults due to limited legroom and headroom.
The new Q50 kept the direct adaptive steering system, thus there were no mechanical connections between the steering wheel and the wheels. Some might have considered that with this system the steering was not as precise.
The sportiest along the trim levels was the special Red Sport 400 edition that featured a 3.-liter turbocharged V6 engine, a ferociously quick unit. Every trim level was equipped with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission. The starting price of this model was around $52,000.
For those considering the Red Sport 400 was too expensive, the Luxe trim level was equipped with a 3.0-liter V6.
A hybrid version was also available, with a 3.5-liter V6, an electric motor and lithium ion batteries. This version offered great fuel economy and was well loaded, however, its price was around $51,000.