Infiniti Q60 concept detailed

Having taken the wraps off it at the Detroit Motor Show, Infiniti has revealed more details about the Q60 concept, which previews the Japanese firms imminent BMW 4-Series rival.

Described as “Infiniti’s most emotional and accessible concept so far,” the Infiniti Q60 takes its styling themes from the Q80 Inspiration shown in Paris last year. Long, low and wide, it sits powerfully on 21-inch wheels. Some of the creases and the detailing is a bit sharp-edged for production, but the silhouette and forms look viable for production.

The main interest lies under the bonnet though, where we find a 3.0-litre, twin-turbo V6 engine. Infiniti hasn’t released any power figures, but that sounds like the specification of a rival to the Lexus RC F and BMW M4. The motor will head a new family engines which will be introduced to the Infiniti range within the next couple of years.

Class-leading rear seat space is promised in a high quality cabin. The latest version of Infiniti’s steer-by-wire system takes care of the handling.

Though Infiniti has yet to break through to the mainstream in Europe, it is one of the biggest players in the US luxury car market. A new mid-size coupe will broaden the marque’s appeal on the this side of the Atlantic, and consolidate its position on the other.

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