In order to properly compete in the premium segment, Infiniti launched a revised version of the Q50 sedan. The 2022 updates include some important features.
Highlighted by this year’s inclusion of wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility, the 2022 INFINITI Q50 bristles with technology without sacrificing a craftsman’s touch. This year, 2022 Q50 LUXE sedans receive leather-appointed seating surfaces for up to five inside, with available Graphite or Stone color treatments. New to Q50 SENSORY grades this year, rich Saddle Brown leather-appointed surfaces are available in addition to standard Graphite or Stone leather-appointed surfaces. The 2022 Q50 RED SPORT 400 receives semi-aniline leather-appointed seats, brilliantly finished in Gallery White with Red stitching or Graphite with Red stitching.
Dual, high-definition displays feature smartphone compatibility software and INFINITI InTouch Services. Sound travels through a Bose Performance Series 16-speaker audio system with Bose Centerpoint simulated surround that delivers a rich, balanced, and nuanced sound throughout the cabin. USB-based Android Auto™ compatibility is supported by two standard USB ports in the front (one Type-A, one Type-C), and wireless Apple CarPlay is newly standard on all grades.
The 2022 Q50 tasks its longitudinally mounted 3.0-liter VR-series twin-turbo V6 engine for motivation, offered in one of two configurations. In Q50 LUXE and Q50 SENSORY sedans, the V6 delivers 300 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 295 lb-ft at 1,600-5,200 rpm. In Q50 RED SPORT 400 sedans, the V6 engine delivers on its namesake and produces 400 maximum horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 350 lb-ft at 1,600-5,200 rpm.
The V6 is teamed with a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching. Standard steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters on Q50 RED SPORT 400 offer more control for dynamic performance — if the mood strikes.
The 2022 INFINITI Q50 LUXE starts at $42,100 and includes wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility, leather-appointed seats, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Bose Performance Series Audio, and more. INFINITI Intelligent All-Wheel Drive costs an additional $2,000.