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Here we go! The entry-level luxury sedan space is a hot space and Infiniti's bringing an all-new entrant to the party, the Q50.

Taking over where the G left off, the Q50 has big shoes to fill but from what I saw at the 2013 New York Auto Show, if its driving dynamics are good I think it won't have much to worry about.

To me it's a very advanced evolution from the existing G and in a good way. The product is more edgy and stands out in the crowd as opposed to blending in.

And now that Infiniti has announced pricing, it will surely give everyone a run for their money. The base model will clock in at around $36,450 for the rear-wheel drive variant. This is BMW 328i territory and obviously the Infiniti will be packaged in a more complete way with its larger motor.

That said, who's most likely to feel the Q50's pain? Acura's TL? Audi's A4? BMW's 3-Series? Cadillac's ATS? Lexus' IS? Mercedes-Benz's C-Class?


Infiniti's press release follows:

NEW YORK – Infiniti Motor Company Limited today announced an introductory pre-order Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price* (M.S.R.P.) of $36,450 USD for the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 sport sedan, which goes on sale in summer 2013 at Infiniti retailers in the United States. The special introductory pricing is $900 lower than the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan starting M.S.R.P. The “popularly equipped” Q50 Premium model with an optional, advanced navigation system is introductory priced at $40,700 USD.

The 2014 Infiniti Q50 is designed to stretch the boundaries of what a sports sedan can be – with such advanced features as the world’s first Direct Adaptive Steering™ technology and Active Lane Control. The Q50 is offered with a choice of a 3.7-liter V6 or 3.5-liter Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ system in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. “From world’s first technologies to unmatched levels of connectivity and personalization, the 2014 Q50 sports sedan is a bold example of Infiniti’s future brand direction,” said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore.

Infiniti has also expanded the Q50 microsite, infinitiusa.com/all-new-Q50, so customers can not only learn more about the vehicle, they can now “configure and reserve” a Q50. Customers who reserve and ultimately purchase a vehicle for delivery during the program period will receive a complimentary iPad® mini.

Suggested M.S.R.P.s for the 2014 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan (3.7 V6) include:

 

Model

Engine/Transmission/Drive

MSRP

Q50 Sedan

3.7-liter V6 / 7AT/ RWD

$36,450 USD

Q50 AWD

3.7-liter V6 / 7AT/ AWD

$38,250 USD

Q50 Premium

3.7-liter V6 / 7AT / RWD

$39,300 USD

Q50 Premium AWD

3.7-liter V6 / 7AT /AWD

$41,100 USD

Q50 Sport

3.7-liter V6 / 7AT /RWD

$42,950 USD

Q50 Sport AWD

3.7-liter V6 / 7AT /AWD

$44,750 USD

Suggested M.S.R.P.s for the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid sports sedan include

 

Model

Engine/Transmission/Drive

MSRP

Q50 Hybrid Premium

3.5-liter HEV / 7AT / RWD

$43,700 USD

Q50 Hybrid Premium AWD

3.5-liter HEV / 7AT / AWD

$45,500 USD

Q50 Hybrid Sport

3.5-liter HEV / 7AT / RWD

$46,100 USD

Q50 Hybrid Sport AWD

3.5-liter HEV / 7AT / AWD

$47,900 USD




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