Even though the new 2014 Infiniti Q60 is replacing the old 2013 Infiniti G37 coupe and convertible in Infinti’s lineup, the Q60 is really just a rebadged carryover model.
Competing with the BMW 4 Series, Audi A5 and the Mercedes Benz C-Class coupe, the Infiniti Q60 definitely gives these automakers a run for their money. Its 333 HP 3.7 liter V-6 offers plenty of horsepower to hold its own on the road, while the available 7 speed automatic transmission or 6 speed manual pulls off some impressive fuel economy numbers giving its owner an EPA-rated 17/25 mpg city/highway for the coupe manual and 16/24 mpg for the convertible manual. Even the all-wheel-drive automatic coupe is rated at 18/25 mpg.
Infiniti Q60 review
No new comparison test has been done yet for the 2014 Q60, but in an earlier test of the Q37 coupe, it came in second to the Cadillac CTS Coupe due to its poor use of interior space. Many reviewers noticed a definite lack of rear passenger legroom, limited front and rear shoulder room and a very small trunk. These are some downsides that could undermine the coupe impressive performance figures and that most drivers will notice immediately when they get behind the wheel.
A rebadged Infiniti G37 coupe?
The only difference between the 2014 Infiniti Q60 coupe and the 2013 Infiniti Q37 coupe is the new name and the badging. What most drivers will notice in the reviews and like out on the street is the Q60’s upscale look and feel, its sporty coupe styling and the performance of the IPL models, Infiniti’s “Infiniti Performance Line”.
But there is also a list that some, not all, drivers won’t like such as the dated interior, strange engine note at higher revs and the brand new name for what is basically a carryover model. As anyone who owns an Audi A5, BMW 4 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe or Lexus IS convertible already knows, these are things that can shoot a new model in the foot rather quickly.
Sure, the interior is technologically advanced and it looks good in all of the Infiniti Q60 pictures online, but so does competition. Infiniti has an excellent car with the Q60 and the Q37 was just as good. Why make the change to a new name without making any changes to the car itself? One can only assume that, as always, Infiniti has some very mice surprises coming very soon.