2020 INFINITI Q60: Overview
The 2020 INFINITI Q60 continues to offer a daring exterior design, tailored interior and advanced technology that empowers the drive. For 2020, the INFINITI Q60 is again offered in three grade levels – PURE, LUXE and RED SPORT 400. Each is available in a choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Power is provided by an advanced 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, which is available in two states of tune – 300 horsepower (PURE and LUXE) or 400 horsepower (RED SPORT 400).
Enhancements for the 2020 model year include:
- A new generation INFINITI InTouch™ System with HD twin screen display, WiFi Hotspot and illuminated USB Type-C port
- Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
- RED SPORT 400 models receive new red contrast interior stitching, genuine black carbon fiber trim with exclusive dark matte chrome accents, and redesigned paddle shifters
In addition, a new EDITION 30 Package is offered, which includes 19-inch dark-finished aluminum-alloy wheels with black center caps and 255/40R19 all-season tires, black mesh grille with dark chrome grille surround, dark chrome exterior trim, black mirror caps, graphite headliner and pillars, Black Maple Wood interior trim and illuminated EDITION 30 kickplates.
Powerful, elegant and daring design
The 2020 Q60 features INFINITI’s powerful design language with its daring curves, deep creases, and flowing lines intensifying its low, wide, powerful stance. The look is progressive and modern, yet dynamic and moving.
The Q60’s bold exterior expresses a powerful elegance through its daring proportions and taut, muscular lines and striking silhouette, which emphasize the Q60’s position as a powerful sports coupe. The Q60’s aggressive stance gives an impression of stability and driving potential, while its low center of gravity has a positive overall effect on driving dynamics.
The 2020 Q60 employs signature INFINITI design cues to communicate dynamism and a sense of fluid movement, representing a bold visual expression of the car’s performance potential. Signature design cues ensure that the Q60 remains instantly recognizable as an INFINITI, such as the double-arch grille and the crescent-shaped C-pillars that arc forward and emphasize the car’s in-motion appearance.
The signature LED headlights, employing light guide technology to spread light evenly on the road ahead, are designed to emulate the shape of the human eyelid, providing an alluring face to the car. The deep grille is inset from the body, communicating a strong connection to the Q60’s turbo engine offerings.
The Q60 features standard 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, while Q60 RED SPORT 400 models feature an exclusive 20-inch aluminum–alloy design. Rear-wheel drive RED SPORT 400 models feature wider wheels and tires at the rear, contributing to a more aggressive stance, while also improving handling with a higher capacity for lateral G-forces. The tight wheel gaps – the spaces between tires and wheel arches – further lower the visual volume of the car and give it a low, powerful stance.
Aerodynamic efficiency was a major consideration for INFINITI’s design and engineering teams. The Q60’s drag coefficient of 0.28 and zero front and rear lift aerodynamics help keep the vehicle stable at high speeds and in crosswind conditions. Vents in the front fenders direct air out of the engine bay while the Q60’s hood is also shaped to reduce drag.
All 2020 INFINITI Q60 models also feature an active grille shutter to balance the engine’s cooling requirements with the desire to enhance aerodynamics. Under normal use, the shutter remains closed, opening when greater performance is required.
Relatively narrow door-mounted side mirrors accentuate the Q60’s low stance and sleek coupe looks, and are designed to improve the flow of air down the flanks of the vehicle, while maintaining a wide angle of rear visibility for the driver. In addition, the Q60’s flexible stop position doors are designed to hold the door open in nearly any position (level surfaces only), and it prevents the door from springing back on the occupants.
The 2020 INFINITI Q60 is offered in nine exterior colors: Midnight Black, Liquid Platinum, Graphite Shadow, Black Obsidian, Majestic White, Pure White, Iridium Blue, Hagane Blue and, exclusive to RED SPORT 400, Dynamic Sunstone Red.
A tailored, driver-centric, passenger-minded interior
A sense of artistry was as important in the creation of the Q60 interior as it was with the seductive exterior. The interior was modeled around the concept of a driver’s glove – fitted, personal and tailored for the person behind the wheel.
High-back, bolstered seats accentuate the Q60’s driving experience. The highly ergonomic seats are designed to offer greater thigh, lumbar and lateral support, helping keep occupants in place during more enthusiastic driving.
The Q60’s interior features a choice of interior materials and colors, including available semi-aniline leather-appointed seating surfaces. Four interior colors are offered: Graphite or Stone leatherette, as well as Graphite, Monaco Red or Gallery White semi-aniline leather.
The interior design also features high-end trim accents and bold, modern-looking materials. The Q60 PURE and Q60 LUXE offer aluminum trim, while RED SPORT 400 models are available with genuine black carbon-fiber highlights.
INFINITI engineers paid special attention to the Q60’s noise, vibration and harshness levels. Along with suspension insulation and rigid cross-members, Active Noise Cancellation is fitted to all Q60 models – effectively helping to prevent negative engine noise frequencies from intruding on the calm of the cabin.
The 2020 Q60 is available with a Bose® Performance Series Audio system with 13 speakers, Bose® Centerpoint® simulated surround, CD player, RDS and MP3 playback capability. The class-leading audio setup has been tailored to the acoustics of the Q60’s cabin. Polished metal speaker grilles enrich the acoustic performance while enhancing the distinctive look of the Q60’s interior. Matched with Q60’s noise cancelling technology, the fully immersive Bose® audio system transforms the cabin into the driver’s very own audio lounge.
The revised INFINITI InTouch™ communications system with large dual touch-screen displays (8-inch upper, 7-inch lower) now includes a WiFi Hotspot. It puts communication with the outside world within easy reach, with integration of hands-free phone, moving map navigation, and entertainment systems. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration are now standard for the 2020 model year.
The Q60 also comes standard with INFINITI’s InTuition™ central control system, the latest generation of the company’s advanced infotainment setup. InTuition™ allows occupants to personalize the interior environment of the Q60 according to their preferences, with fully adjustable temperature, seating positions, audio-visual settings, navigation and more.
INFINITI’s comprehensive approach to safety, the INFINITI Safety Shield® concept, offers available layered technologies to help provide safety and convenience by monitoring conditions, helping the driver avoid a collision, and helping protect the driver and passengers if one occurs. This approach is evident throughout the Q60, instilling confidence in the driver and their passengers.
The active and passive safety and convenience technologies include Around View® Monitor, Intelligent Cruise Control and Distance Control Assist, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Prevention, Blind Spot Intervention® and Backup Collision Intervention.
Advanced V6 powertrain technology
More than just its expressive design, the 2020 Q60 delivers performance credentials to match, thanks to next-generation ride and handling technologies and up to 400 horsepower. Dynamic advancements include an available lightweight, sophisticated 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, along with adaptive steering and suspension systems. The result in a premium sports coupe designed and engineered to perform.
The available engines offer instant power delivery, smooth responses to driver inputs, high performance output and mechanical efficiency.
The 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engines (400- and 300-horsepower versions) have been developed to deliver optimal power and torque for engines of their size, alongside greater fuel efficiency. The Q60 RED SPORT 400 model’s high-output version delivers 400 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 350 lb-ft maximum torque at 1,600-5,200 rpm. The version utilized in the Q60 3.0t PURE and Q60 3.0t LUXE models offers 300 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 1,600-5,200 rpm.
The 3.0-liter VR V6 adopts a number of innovative technologies to deliver the Q60’s engaging driving experience. Chief among these is a direct-injection gasoline fueling system. The high-pressure direct-injection gasoline system allows for more precise injection of fuel into the combustion chamber, delivering the exact amount required for smooth engine acceleration, depending on throttle position and engine speed. This system makes the V6 the cleanest and most fuel-efficient engine of its type that INFINITI has ever offered.
The VR engine also features lightweight aluminum construction and low mechanical friction, providing smooth, durable and highly responsive performance. Chief among the engine’s weight-saving elements is the adoption of spray bore coating for the engine block and integrated exhaust manifold for cylinder heads. Not only does this make the engine lighter, but this also aids cooling as heat can dissipate more effectively.
One of the many other significant features is the adoption of an integrated exhaust manifold, built into the cylinder head, which positions the catalytic converter closer to the exhaust point. This results in a shorter flow path for the hot exhaust gases, allowing the catalytic converter to heat up almost instantly, improve response, reduce emissions from a cold start and save weight by making the engine more compact than before.
The VR-series’ power delivery is enhanced through an advanced twin-turbo system that enables smooth and immediate responses under acceleration while aiding efficiency. An optimized turbine blade design helps the engine generate greater overall performance, with faster turbine revolution speeds allowing for an immediate response from the twin-turbo system.
In addition, the 400-horsepower version features a turbine speed sensor, which allows for the twin-turbo system to perform at up to 220,000 rpm at steady condition and 240,000 rpm at transient condition. With greater capacity for faster revolutions, the twin turbochargers boost the higher-powered version of the engine to deliver higher power and torque. The turbo speed sensor on the 400-horsepower version helps produce up to 30 percent more power. Boost pressure is 14.7 psi, versus 9.5 psi for the 300-horsepower version. Both versions of the engine also feature a water-cooled intercooler system to further improve performance and efficiency. The system rapidly cools air as it enters the twin-turbo system, reducing turbo lag and allowing for more immediate acceleration.
All 2020 Q60 powertrains are matched to an advanced seven-speed, electronically controlled automatic transmission with manual shift mode and standard steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters on RED SPORT 400 models. The gearbox features improved logic and hardware to handle the power output of the VR-series engines.
In addition, the Q60’s Adaptive Shift Control enhances gear selection by using a lateral acceleration sensor to detect changes in the road, such as hills and turns. Sport Mode allows the driver to select a more aggressive shift pattern with automatic up- and down-shifting at higher rpm.
The Q60’s outstanding performance doesn’t stop with the powerplants. The Q60 sports coupe has been engineered to deliver a unique balance of ride comfort and agile handling that has become synonymous with the INFINITI brand. Enhancing this position, the Q60 has been fitted with a range of available innovative driving technologies to deliver empowering performance and a personalized experience behind the wheel, including Direct Adaptive Steering®.
Available as part of the ProACTIVE Package on RED SPORT 400 models, Direct Adaptive Steering® can transmit the driver’s input to the wheels faster than a mechanical system while requiring fewer steering corrections. The system quickly and intelligently communicates feedback about road surface and chassis behavior. This instills secure and confident steering feel for the Q60 driver while also reducing fatigue.
The wide range of steering customization within Direct Adaptive Steering® is accessed through the Drive Mode Selector, a completely personalized handling system that can be calibrated 336 different ways. Through menus displayed in the upper screen of the Q60’s INFINITI InTuition™ system and in the meter cluster screen, Drive Mode Selector allows the steering response to be selected from six available options: Personal, Standard, Snow, Eco, Sport, and for RED SPORT 400 models, Sport+.
All models also feature standard Rack Electronic Power Steering. This system provides a linear and in-control driving experience that can be tuned through the Drive Mode Selector.
In addition, a choice of two suspension systems allows the driver to tailor a dynamic response from the Q60 that best suits a range of personal driving styles. The standard suspension ensures a low level of road noise and minimal intrusion of unwanted vibrations, while allowing for more direct and linear handling response. Suspension link layouts and bushings have been modified specifically for their application in the Q60, while shock absorbers are relocated for optimized sports coupe ride and handling.
An electronic suspension system, Dynamic Digital Suspension, comes standard on the RED SPORT 400 grades and has been designed to offer best-in-class handling responses and agility, and enhanced ride comfort – thanks to software and hardware upgrades, including a dedicated new set of adaptive dampers. Drivers can change the focus of the suspension from a comfort-biased ride to one which offers more dynamic responses, by placing the electronically adjustable shock absorbers in either Sport or Sport+ modes (adjusted via the Drive Mode Selector), providing firmer damping control for more agile handling. While in these modes, the suspension is constantly adjusting to provide ideal performance and a level ride.
The Q60 can be configured with one of two driveline options – rear-wheel drive or INFINITI Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. Both are available with all grade levels. The system provides enhanced stability for greater road holding in low-grip conditions, distributing torque 50:50 between front and rear wheels in its default setting. If it detects that the extra traction isn’t immediately required, the system will revert to 100 percent rear-wheel drive, redistributing power to each of the four wheels as conditions change or if it detects a momentary loss of traction.
A range of models and packages
The 2020 INFINITI Q60 is available in three available models: Q60 3.0t PURE, Q60 3.0t LUXE and Q60 RED SPORT 400 (each offered in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive), along with a number of equipment packages.
The Q60 3.0t PURE’s long list of standard features includes a 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo, 7-speed automatic transmission, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, 8-way power front seats, Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, INFINITI InTouch™, 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, INFINITI Intelligent Key, Rearview Monitor, Apple CarPlay® with Siri® Eyes Free, Android Auto™ with Google Voice® and much more.
The Q60 3.0t LUXE adds power sliding/tilting moonroof, Bose® Performance Series Audio system with 13 speakers, Bose® Centerpoint® simulated surround, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, auto-dimming inside mirror with compass, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Predictive Forward Collision Warning.
The ultimate Q60, the RED SPORT 400, comes complete with staggered 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (20x9.0 front / 20x9.5 rear – rear-wheel drive models only) and summer performance tires (255/35R20 front / 275/30R20 rear). The RED SPORT 400 AWD features 20x9.0 wheels at all corners, mounted with 255/35R20 all-season performance tires. RED SPORT 400 models also feature sport brakes with red-painted brake calipers (front and rear), exclusive RED SPORT 400 exhaust tips, black outside mirror caps, red “S” exterior badging and, of course, 400 horsepower.
Other Q60 RED SPORT 400 features include steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, aluminum-accented sport pedals, sport-type semi-aniline leather-appointed seats, driver’s seat power lumbar and power torso bolsters, sport-tuned Dynamic Digital Suspension, power tilt and telescopic steering column, auto-dimming outside mirrors with reverse link, and a dual-occupant memory system for the driver seat, steering column, and outside mirrors.
In addition to the new EDITION 30 Package, other key feature options for 2020 include the Essential, ProASSIST & Leather Package, and ProACTIVE Package.
Performance-enhancing accessories, including the Red Alpha Cold-Air Intake Kit, the Red Alpha Heat Exchanger, and two axle-back Sport Exhaust Kits, are available for order through the INFINITI Motorsports Department at all INFINITI Retailers.
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