By on January 11, 2016

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After keeping the G37 Coupe on life support past its sell-by date, the Q60 two-door sport coupe is finally getting a complete overhaul for 2017.

Just one question: How many hundreds of horsepower do you want? 200? 300? 400?

The new Infiniti Q60 closely follows its Q50 sedan counterpart, with a grille that would make a beluga blush and headlights seemingly pulled from any other Infiniti.

Under the hood is a choice of two engines in three different tunes. If you’re strictly interested in the “show” and none of the “go,” you can equip your Q60 with the same 208 horsepower, 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that does duty in the Infiniti Q30 QX30. A 3-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, dubbed VR30, will too be offered, in tunes of 300 horsepower and 295 lbs-ft of torque or 400 horsepower and 350 lbs-ft of torque.

Keeping everything in check is Infiniti’s new Dynamic Digital Suspension and Direct Adaptive Steering.

The Infiniti Q60 sport coupe goes on sale later this year. No pricing was announced.

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34 Comments on “NAIAS 2016: 2017 Infiniti Q60 – The G37 is Finally Dead...”


  • avatar
    omer333

    At least it looks good in red.

  • avatar
    28-Cars-Later

    I’m pretty sure the Q50/60 are done over G37s, so dead in name only.

  • avatar
    JMII

    400 HP manual please. And a quick trip to the body shop to shave off that wart on its nose. Lets hope they fix the vague steering and the weak brakes too. Still HATE the name change, they could have been called the G37T, G37VR and G37VRS.

    • 0 avatar
      notapreppie

      Well, it’s Infiniti so the MT is unlikely.

      I have the feeling the naming change came about with the same logic that convinced Ford that renaming the Taurus to Five Hundred was a good idea.

    • 0 avatar
      DeadWeight

      I’m no huge fan of Infiniti, HOWEVER, at a certain price point (and lease rate), with competent management, their vehicles have enough style, quality and driving dynamics to steal sales from more expensive, similarly sized/powered vehicles.

      They could blow these out at $299/month @ $0 down sign & drive, decently equipped (maybe with AWD in northern states), and steal Lexus, Audi and even BMW sales, while really putting the hurt on Acura & especially Cadillac (with the ATS & CTS overpriced, unreliable and dated looking garbage).

  • avatar
    Kendahl

    Having read about the Q50’s steering, I will keep my 8 year old G37S coupe. 55k miles and looks good enough that people mistake it for a new car. Why trade?

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      “people mistake it for a new car.”

      Gotta stop hanging around the retirement home, man!

    • 0 avatar
      johnny_5.0

      I even still think the original G35 coupe is a nice looking car, especially with a tasteful set of wheels. Exterior wise of course. The only draw for me with the Q60 is the new turbo six, but the tunes seem relatively pedestrian. And I’ve never been overly fond of their seven speed automatic.

      • 0 avatar
        bd2

        The original G35C still looks great with its simple, clean lines.

        The Q60 gets back to more of that look and aside from that C-pillar design, does away with the overly busy lines of the G37C.

        And the added power is a bonus.

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    Well, there’s no wood in it, and the back looks like a Kia. I’m not too interested. Also the gear lever is too tall for an automatic. Looks silly.

    That IS a lot of power, though. I think overall I’d choose the RC.

  • avatar
    Davekaybsc

    Infiniti will somehow find a way to make its “dynamic digital suspension” worse than conventional springs in every way possible, in order to complement their terrible steering system, and awful, broken “In Touch” infotainment system.

    An Infiniti that isn’t great to drive has no reason to exist. I don’t know why a single person bought a Q50.

    • 0 avatar
      sportyaccordy

      I do…. 330HP, a usable backseat, and more equipment for less money than a base 3″30″i.

      These cars have plenty of reason to exist. There is a healthy medium between a V6 Camry and a BTCC car and that is where these cars exist.

      • 0 avatar
        Chan

        Sure, horsepower and feature count are an advantage of Infiniti’s new crop of cars.

        But people still want a Bimmer (“What’s that? You mean a Beamer?”). Premium car shoppers don’t always look at horsepower numbers.

        It will take a while for people to notice that most non-specialty BMWs are marshmallows disguised as sporty cars. BMW is still milking its brand identity and will continue for a while yet.

      • 0 avatar
        Davekaybsc

        CPO Audi S4. 330hp, usable backseat, non terrible steering, MMI system that actually functions properly, much more comfortable seats, better design, faster…

      • 0 avatar

        I had a week rental in a base q50. Good hydraulic steering. Great drivetrain. Id have a notch stiffer shocks. Tall family of four and luggage fit well. Without nav the dual screens are silly. Good seats. Memory seats are an option. ???

        Nice car if you dont mess it up with options.

    • 0 avatar
      TMA1

      Cheap leases (at least in my area) would get me to look. Despite that, there aren’t many people taking the bait around here. But there is a BMW at every stop light.

  • avatar
    wolfinator

    The example in the photos needs more wheel. I think I can still see some tire sidewall if I squint.

  • avatar
    Kyree S. Williams

    Infinit’s trademark C-pillar shape is very unwelcome on this car. I think it’s because of how much the roof is sloped, but if they were determined to use that design cue, they should have implemented it differently (more upright).

  • avatar
    C P

    G37? Isn’t that some kind of global warming summit?

  • avatar
    Whatnext

    Wow that’s really ugly, but then I don’t expect much more from the home of the Atomic Cockroach these days.

  • avatar
    TMA1

    This thing looks like an absolute turd compared to the Buick coupe. Too bad only one of them will ever see production.

    • 0 avatar
      Kevin Jaeger

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. I like the looks of that sexy new Buick coupe so much better, but this is a car I can buy and the Buick will likely never be more than a pretty picture. Oh well.

    • 0 avatar
      johnny_5.0

      I really wish they hadn’t ever made the Altima coupe. There’s just enough shared design language that I can’t unsee it in the profile pictures.

  • avatar
    cretinx

    If the 3.0 is the same engine, just two tunes – why would anybody buy the 400 when they could just buy the 300 and flash it for the extra 100 hp?

    I mean, other than idiots.

    I guess I just answered my own question.

  • avatar
    Tosh

    Afterbirth with warts squeezing out a turd. Anything goes for styling now, it’s so desperate. I wonder if I’m going to laugh every time I see one on the road.

  • avatar
    Land Ark

    I’m a mark for the G37 coupe, and I think this looks like a natural evolution of the current car. Overall I think it’s very attractive. Though I hate the awful kink and the fake fender vents.

  • avatar
    akatsuki

    I liked the idea of the trickle down old model method over the current car method. Kind of like Apple, this gens top model becomes next gens lower tier model.

    I mean, would you rather have had a G37 or a modernized G20 as an entry level car?

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