The Q60 Concept previews Infiniti’s upcoming coupe based on the Q50 that targets the BMW 4-Series, Audi A5, Lexus RC, Cadillac ATS Coupe and the next Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe.
On eve of the 2015 Detroit Motor Show, Infiniti released fresh details together with new photos and a video of the coupe that will lead to a production version within the next 18 months.
“The Q60 Concept is Infiniti’s vision for a sports coupe,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti Executive Design Director. “Design, performance and premium quality – these are what makes a sports coupe stand above the crowd. And these are what you’ll find on the definitive Q60 Concept.”
The 2+2 seater model hunkers down at 4,690 mm (184.6 inches) long, 1,865 mm (73.4 inches) wide and 1,370 mm (53.9 inches) tall, with its sculpted styling inspired from the Q80 Inspiration concept shown in Paris last October.
Inside, the Q60 borrows the dashboard of the production Q50 sedan embellishing it with more stylish materials and trims.
Infiniti is also using the study to preview a next generation 3.0-liter V6 engine with direct injection and twin-turbocharging that is slated to be introduced within the next two years. It’s the same powertrain found on the Q80 Inspiration Concept sans the hybrid electric system.
Another feature mentioned by the automaker is the Infiniti InTuition system, which it describes as a “fully customizable digital environment, which works with the vehicle’s advanced Intelligent Keys to recognize the vehicle settings for up to four different drivers, including preferences for driving position, heating and cooling, audio, navigation, telematics”.