Hybrid Engine

A New Standard of Performance

Conventional luxury sedans resort to larger engines to improve performance, but Infiniti is paving the way for a new, sustainable standard. The 3.5-liter V6 with Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid® uses a lithium-ion battery and 50 kW electric motor to give you the perfect balance of power and efficiency. And with 360 horsepower and 36 miles per gallon, no other sedan in its class delivers this much efficiency with so much power — not even the BMW 3-series, Audi A4 or Lexus IS. [*] Luxury never felt so liberating






3.5L 6-Cylinder Engine
Regenerative Brakes
Intelligent Dual-Clutch
Lithium-Ion Battery

Battery, Braking, and Dual Clutch

Intelligent Conservation

The Q50 Hybrid uses a lithium-ion battery to unleash a torrent of supplementary power when accelerating. This power is channeled through its Intelligent Dual Clutch to deliver full-torque performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency. Even more amazing, the system partially recharges itself every time you step on the brakes.

Infiniti Hybrid Performance Philosophy

The standard philosophy of performance improvement is based on two tenets: bigger engines and more fuel. The Infiniti philosophy of performance is based on one: hybrid. Through the application of advanced Infiniti technology, we are able to augment the stirring performance of our gasoline engines, with the added muscle of an electric power plant. A sublime fusion of power and efficiency, this drivetrain produces pulse-racing takeoffs and sustained straightway muscle for performance that is, in a word, electrifying.

Direct Adaptive Steering™

A World's First Steering Technology

Expands your sense of total control behind the wheel, and your relaxation on the road with a digitally enhanced steering connection—allowing for an unprecedented level of handling customizability and filtering out unwanted vibration. The editors of Popular Science selected the Infiniti Q50's Direct Adaptive Steering™ system as one of 12 Grand Award recipients in their 2013 “Best of What’s New” issue.

Direct Adaptive Steering™
Standard Steering

While driving on uneven roads, drivers typically make constant, subtle adjustments to maintain control.

Direct Adaptive Steering

Direct Adaptive Steering™ helps shield the driver from excessive road vibrations, giving you a stronger feeling of control.

Direct Adaptive Steering™

Precision Driving Redefined

Control. Precision. Adaptability. Handling’s triple-crown. Now, after over ten years of research and development, it is firmly within reach. Over uneven roads, Direct Adaptive Steering moderates the need for constant, subtle adjustment, imparting a commanding feeling while helping shield the driver from excessive road vibrations.

Direct Adaptive Steering Demonstration Video

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Direct Adaptive Steering Demonstration Video

0:14 Demonstration Video
(2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Shown)

Direct Adaptive Steering

Sport Model

Sport Design

It makes its entrance with a signature sport fascia and unique air dam. 19” split-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels, each endowed with sport pistons and rotors for pure stopping power, are precisely contained within their arched wells. And from the moment its sport leather-appointed seats embrace you, you’re just a magnesium paddle-shift away from seven visionary dimensions of performance.

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

Action / Reaction

Infiniti’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) provides power and support where and when you need it, instantly adapting to the changing conditions of the road.

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Demonstration Video

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Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Demonstration Video

1:21 Demonstration Video
(2011 Infiniti M® shown)

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

Transfer of Power

Infiniti's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) provides power where and when you need it, instantly adapting to changing conditions. By constantly monitoring wheelspin, throttle position and vehicle speed, this system automatically diverts up to 50% of the available power to the front wheels, enhancing traction and control in adverse conditions. When all-wheel drive is not needed, the system sends 100% of the power to the rear wheels for more responsive road performance.

Power Distribution