Infiniti Q60 Sports Coupe 2.0 GT
Wow, what a glamour. On walking up to the new, Japan-made Inifinti Q60 two door Coupe you can’t help but be impressed. It’s striking from every angle if a little over the top but when you’re buying a sports coupe, you want people to look….
Not as pure in design as say and Audi A5 coupe or a Benz C-Coupe, the Infiniti is a concert of curves and a symphony of sharp style lines coupled with a menacing stance.
This is underlined by strong performance and handling from a Benz-sourced, 2.0-litre turbo petrol four cylinder engine with 7-speed auto driving the rear wheels through a four mode drive select that covers Standard, Sport, Personal and…. Snow driving.
The system alters steering, engine revs and transmission to suit each selection.
Driver assist features are generous.
The car feels firm in your hands and has plenty of get go when you want it. Luxury kit is similarly generous boasting leather, a 13 speaker Bose audio and twin InTouch control screens.
Well, that’s yet to be tested….
➔ Looks stunning
➔ Super quiet and smooth
➔ Sporty drive feel
➔ Generous luxury features
➔ Among the best seats in the business
➔ Handy I-Key which carries up to 250 settings
➔ Five star ANCAP
➔ The best hard wired satnav with SUNA info
➔ Driver focussed cockpit
➔ Plenty of luxury touches
➔ Respectable fuel economy at 7.7 litres/100km combined
NOT SO MUCH
➔ Could do with a little more power and torque
➔ Rear seat room iffy dependent on who is in front
➔ Feels heavy (1700kg)
➔ Might struggle for acceptance against established players from Germany and Japan.
ENGINE: 2.0-litre, single scroll turbo 4-cylinder petrol with direct injection and variable cam timing. 155kW/350Nm
TRANSMISSION: 7-speed adaptive automatic RWD
0-100 KMH: Approximately 6.7 seconds
ALTERNATIVES: Audi A5 Coupe $69,900, Mercedes-Benz C 200 Coupe $85,900, BMW 420i Coupe $68,900.