2014 Infiniti Q50, the Sedan Formerly Known as G37, to Start at $37,355 with "Free" iPad

By Jacob Brown | March 27, 2013
Quick summary if you just woke up from a coma that started in early November: Infiniti is changing its entire naming structure. Cars will be called Q and SUVs and crossovers will be called QX. Now that your confusion as subsided and your bafflement has begun, may we introduce pricing for the 2014 Infiniti Q50, the replacement for the Infiniti G37. Going on sale in the summer of 2013, the brand has announced today at the New York Auto Show that the 2014 Infiniti Q50 will start at $37,355, including $905 for destination and handling. That represents a $900 discount from the G37 it replaces in what Infiniti calls "introductory pricing." Adding a little icing on the top, Infiniti will throw in a complimentary iPad Mini with an order placed in the initial buying period. If you're the tech-savvy person that's looking at such a car, you probably own four iPads already, and all your kids have smartphones already--pending you have kids. In any case, the 2014 Infiniti Q50 will come standard with a 3.7-liter V-6 that produces 328 horsepower and a seven-speed automatic transmission; forget the turbo four-cylinder trend all of its competitors are middling around with. After the base rear-wheel-drive Q50, pricing for the standard V-6 model is as follows: Q50 AWD -- $39,155 Q50 Premium -- $40,205 Q50 Premium AWD -- $42,005 Q50 Sport -- $43,855 Q50 Sport AWD -- $45,655 In addition to the 3.7-liter V-6, Infiniti will also sell the Q50 with a 3.5-liter V-6 in a hybrid powertrain borrowed from the Infiniti M35h. Pricing for it is as follows: Q50 Hybrid Premium -- $44,605 Q50 Hybrid Premium AWD -- $46,405 Q50 Hybrid Sport -- $47,105 Q50 Hybrid Sport AWD -- $48,805 In the M35h, the hybrid system nets a whopping 360 horsepower, and we can't expect it to offer up much less than that in the Q50. Among the new features in this thoroughly redesigned sedan are lane-departure warning, a new driver control system for changing performance modes, and what Infiniti calls Direct Adaptive Steering, an input whereby, for the first time in a production car, your steering wheel is completely disconnected from the wheels. Everything is controlled by servo motors, electronically. It sounds a bit frightening to us, but it cuts down on drivetrain inefficiencies and should aid fuel economy. Don't worry, though. It's only optional. As it is, your gas pedal is likely controlled without a mechanical link anymore, and you've probably never noticed. We'll report what it's like to drive when we sample it in the coming months. Source: Infiniti

I'm not crazy about the new naming, but the models themselves look really cool. Plus I'm excited about the hybrid options.