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Infiniti Q50 2L Turbo Starts From £31,755

Replacing the fourth generation of the G37 sedan, the Infiniti Q50 is a compact executive that's marketed in Japan under the iconic Skyline moniker. First revealed in Europe at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March, Infiniti's U.K. arm announced that the 2-liter four-cylinder turbo Q50 will start at £31,755 and will make its sales debut in the United Kingdom this autumn.
Infiniti Q50 2-liter Turbo 1 photo
Borrowed straight from Mercedes-Benz, the 1,991cc gasoline-fed turbocharged mill is a pretty sweet piece of kit. Thanks to goodies such as direct injection, Piezo injectors and intercooling, the manufacturer rated it 211 horsepower and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque available from as low as 1,250 rpm. This engine comes as standard coupled to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Compared to the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205) in C250 7AT flavor, the Infiniti Q50's variant of the engine is slightly more potent thanks to a few extra horses, but has 30 less Nm of torque. The 2-liter turbocharged motor joins the high-performance 3.5-liter V6-powered hybrid variant and the frugal 2.2-liter turbo diesel mill.

Infiniti says that engineers tuned this 2-liter engine for maximum fuel efficiency all while delivering sufficient performance and an engaging throttle response. This mill is only available in rear-wheel drive, so think twice if that suits your needs especially if you live in a place with prolonged winters and abundant rain conditions.

However, we're begging the question: is the Infiniti Q50 a better proposition both price-wise and on the styling front than the BMW 328i, Audi A4 2.0 TFSI S-Line or the Mercedes-Benz C250 saloon? It's a purely subjective matter, but subjectivity is the main drive when the time comes for one to actually buy a new car.

 
 
 
 
 

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