The 2021 Infiniti Q50 has pulled into dealer showrooms across the country. Pictured here is the Q50 Red Sport 400, aptly named for its 400 horsepower and that Dynamic Sunstone Red paint job. Although it’s a sharp color, Red Sport 400 models don’t always have to be red.
You can opt for a Midnight Black, Majestic White, or Graphite Shadow (a sleek gray color) for your Q50 Red Sport 400. Additionally, Infiniti is offering two new colors, Slate Gray and Grand Blue, for the entire Q50 line. If the Red Sport isn’t your thing, regardless of color choice, the Q50 is available in Pure, Luxe, and Sensory trim levels for 2021.
There is a laundry list of new safety features for the 2021 Infiniti Q50: Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning (with haptic steering), Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Intelligent Cruise Control, Backup Collision Intervention, Distance Control Assist, and High Beam Assist.
New Sensory Trim Level
The Sensory trim makes its debut on the 2021 Q50. All Sensory models receive a sportier front and rear fascia, leather seats, black open-pore wood trim with a black headliner and pillars, and a Bose premium stereo.
2021 Infiniti Q50: Engine & Powertrain
There is one engine, but two different power outputs, depending on which trim level you pick. Under the hood of the Pure, Luxe, and Sensory is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 300 horsepower (6,400 rpm) and 295 lb-ft. of torque (1,600-5,200 rpm). Red Sport models jump up to 400 horsepower (6,400 rpm) and 350 lb-ft. of torque (1,600-5,200 rpm).
The engine is attached to a seven-speed, electronically controlled automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. All-wheel drive is available; if not, rear-wheel drive is standard.
The Q50 Pure starts at $36,600, while the Luxe begins at $41,700. Sensory models start at $47,600, and the Red Sport 400 begins at $55,750. Add another $2,000 to any of those starting MSRPs for all-wheel drive.
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Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and the Society of Automotive Historians. He serves on the board of directors for the Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, is a past president of Detroit Working Writers, and a loyal Detroit Lions fan.