Infiniti is showing its vehicles at the 2013 New York Auto Show. One of the new vehicles that has been unveiled is called the Infiniti Q50 Sports Sedan. Infiniti says that this vehicle was developed with lots of help from three-time world champion Formula One racing driver Sebastian Vettel.
In fact, Infiniti recently announced that Vettel is the company's new Director of Performance. Infiniti says that the new Q50 will go on sale this summer at dealerships around the country and is available to pre-order now starting at $36,450. A "popularly equipped" Q50 Premium featuring the optional navigation system will carry an introductory price of $40,700. The vehicle will be available with two powertrain options.
One of the available powertrains is a standard 3.7-liter V6 engine with the other being a 3.5-liter Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system. The Q50 is also available in rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions. The starting price for a Premium hybrid in rear wheel drive is $43,700. The Hybrid Sport all wheel drive will start $47,900.
The Q50 Sport all-wheel drive with the 3.7 L V-6 engine will start $44,750. As with any premium automobile, a number of available options can push the price up significantly. The new Q50 has some interesting new performance technology including Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering and Active Lane Control. The special adaptive steering system promises to transmit the driver's intentions from the steering wheel to the wheels of the car faster than a mechanical system. The Active Lane Control system uses cameras able to detect lane markers and enhance on center driving capability and vehicle stability for the driver.