Full specifications and prices are revealed for the Infiniti Q50 which is said to rival the Audi A4.

Infiniti recently revealed the trim levels and prices for the Q50 model

Infiniti recently revealed the trim levels and prices for it’s Q50 saloon model ahead of it’s arrival in showrooms in the United Kingdom in September. The Infiniti Q50 is a rival for the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4 and replaces the G37 model as part of Infiniti’s new model naming structure.

From it’s launch, the Infiniti Q50 will be available with a 2.2 litre diesel engine, which has a starting price of £27,950 or a 3.5 petrol-electric hybrid engine, which has a starting price of £40,000.

The diesel produces 168 brake horsepower and 400NM of Torque, returns 64.2 miles per gallon and emits 114g of CO2. The hybrid range topper produces 359 brake horsepower, returns 45.6 miles per gallon and emits 114g of CO2. The Infiniti Q50 will be available in both four wheel and rear wheel drive form. Infiniti claim that the hybrid model can do the 0-62 mile per hour sprint in 5.1 seconds.

The base-level Infiniti Q50 is the SE model, which includes LED tailights, 17 inch alloys and front fog lights and indicators. The Infiniti Q50 also comes with the new InTouch infotainment system from Infiniti. Other standard equipment for the model includes stop start, a rear view camera, bluetooth and dual zone climate control.

The next step is the Premium Grade, for an extra £2,400 and adds an upgraded interior trim, heated leather trimmed seats and an auto dimming rearview mirror.

The flagship model in the diesel range is the Sport, which has a starting price of £32,720, which is £2,370 over the Premium. The Sport adds LED headlights, daytime running lights and 19 inch alloy wheels. The Sport features a more aggressive look to the front bumper of the car, whilst the interior gets sport seats and aluminium pedals.

There will be five packages available on the new Infiniti Q50, including comfort and safety extras and the usual multimedia. Though the most interesting is perhaps the steering pack which costs £800, which adds Active Lane Control and Direct Adaptive Steering which are two steering systems that are meant to improve lane safety along with handling. This package comes with the Sport trim as standard.

Infiniti claim that the Direct Adaptive Steering is a Worldwide first

Infiniti claim that the Direct Adaptive Steering is a Worldwide first on a production vehicle, the system uses steer by wire technology that previously was only used in Jet planes.

There will be eight exterior paint finishes to choose from on the Infiniti model, metallic paint is also an option for an extra £660.