The bold 2021 INFINITI Q60 sports coupe’s best “look” may be looking out for its driver.
This year, the INFINITI Q60 adds more standard safety features to more grade levels. Offered in three well-equipped grades: PURE, LUXE, and RED SPORT 400, the Q60 remains focused as a driver’s car that appeals to discerning tastes, even now with more advanced safety equipment.
For example, every 2021 INFINITI Q60 is equipped with Automatic Collision Notification with Emergency Call and rain-sensing wipers. Q60 LUXE models now are equipped with a suite of active safety and convenience features such as Blind Spot Warning, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control,Distance Control Assist, and more.
The range-topping and thrilling INFINITI Q60 RED SPORT 400 adds for 2021 an advanced climate control system and revised details such as gloss black grille surrounds and matte black carbon fiber interior accents.
Every 2021 Q60 is powered by an award-winning VR-series, twin-turbo V-6 that makes 300 or 400 horsepower — depending on grade level — shipped to the rear or all four wheels via a confident, electronically controlled seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode with Downshift Rev Matching.
The Q60’s opulent interior returns, dressed in Graphite leatherette in PURE models, or premium semi-aniline leather appointments in Graphite or Stone in LUXE models, Gallery White, or dynamic Monaco Red on RED SPORT 400 models. Slate Gray and Grand Blue join the Q60’s color palette this year along with Pure White, Black Obsidian, Graphite Shadow, Majestic White, Midnight Black, and Dynamic Sunstone Red, which is newly available on Q60 LUXE grades.
The 2021 INFINITI Q60 arrives at dealers in the U.S. later this year, with other key markets to follow.
Drivetrain and Performance
Every Q60 pulses with INFINITI’s award-winning, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 that spins out 300 or 400 horsepower and 295 or 350 pound-feet of torque, depending on grade level. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all models, while INFINITI’s sure-footed Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system can provide all-weather confidence when equipped.
A slick seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching helps to keep the Q60 in its wheelhouse for efficiency or performance, depending on the driver’s preference. To support the driver without interruption, the Q60 uses Adaptive Shift Control to hold gears long around corners or hills. When the road turns even more interesting, Sport mode dials up the transmission’s shift patterns to hold gears for longer.
In the Q60 LUXE and PURE trims, the powertrain duo delivers 300 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque across nearly the entire rev range, from 1,600-5,200 rpm. The engine is among the most advanced developed by INFINITI; lightweight aluminum construction, high-pressure direct injection, and integrated exhaust manifolds help the engine produce power on-demand with competitive fuel economy returns.
The performance pinnacle, the Q60 RED SPORT 400, spins the twin turbochargers up to 240,000 rpm to extract up to 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque from the VR-series 3.0-liter V-6. Regardless of output, the V-6 use a water-cooled intercooler to efficiently and quickly chill air entering the system for better throttle response and increased fuel economy.
|Engine||2.0-liter gasoline||3.0-liter V6 gasoline(300 hp)||3.0-liter V6 gasoline (400 hp)|
|Displacement||1991 cc||2997 cc||2997 cc|
|Cylinders||4 cyl in-line||6 cyl V-Formation||6 cyl V-Formation|
|Valves||16||24 (four per cylinder)||24 (four per cylinder)|
|Max power||208 HP @ 5,500 RPM||300 HP @ 6,400 RPM||400 HP @ 6,400 RPM|
|Max torque||258 LB-FT @ 1,500 RPM||295 LB-FT @ 1,600-5,200 RPM||350 LB-FT @ 1,600-5,200 RPM|
|Fuel economy (U.S. MPG)||24||23||22|
|Estimated CO2 (g/km)||154||154||206|
|Transmission||7-Speed Automatic||7-Speed Automatic||7-Speed Automatic|
All models feature standard Rack Electronic Power Steering that’s linear and confident, which can be configured through the Drive Mode Selector included on every Q60 coupe. Available on RED SPORT 400 is INFINITI’s Direct Adaptive Steering® that transmits the driver’s inputs to the wheels faster than a mechanical linkage system and can reduce the number of inputs required by the driver and help to reduce fatigue on long-distance drives. When equipped, the Direct Adaptive Steering® system can be configured in Personal, Standard, Snow, Eco, Sport, and in RED SPORT 400 models, Sport+.
Two suspension systems offered on the Q60 give drivers flexibility and confidence to drive to their specifications. Standard on all Q60 models is a four-wheel independent suspension system with front aluminum double wishbones and a rear multi-link configuration. Dual flow path shocks are used at all four wheels, and 26.5-mm front and 20-mm rear stabilizer bars provide confidence while cornering. Exclusive to RED SPORT 400 models is a Dynamic Digital Suspension that delivers enhanced ride comfort and agility thanks to adaptive dampers that continuously adjusts to provide ideal performance.
Two driveline options are available for the INFINITI Q60. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all grades of the Q60, and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is available for every grade. When equipped, the system offers enhanced road-holding and grip for all-weather confidence and can distribute up to 50% of available torque to the front wheels. When not needed, the system reverts to 100% power toward the rear wheels for better efficiency and a sporty feeling behind the wheel.
The 2021 INFINITI Q60’s dynamic shape and powerful stance underscore its strength and agility but doesn’t sacrifice its grace and elegance.
The long hood of the Q60 gives it an athletic profile and striking silhouette and emphasizes its front-engine, rear-drive, sports-coupe attitude. The muscular body lines are taut and flowing, stretching across the Q60’s body. INFINITI’s signature design cues are visible on the coupe: the double-arch grille, crescent-shaped C-pillars, human-eye shaped headlights. Dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers punctuate the Q60’s performance from the rear.
Standard on the Q60 is 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, while Q60 RED SPORT 400 models feature 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, which are staggered in width on rear-drive models. The dynamic wheels fill the wheel arches, visually lowering the weight of the car and further cementing its athletic proportions.
A sleek shape cuts a smaller hole in the wind, too. The Q60’s drag coefficient of 0.28 is low, and zero front and rear lift aerodynamics help keep the car stable during spirited drives.
Inside, the tailored interior is fitted to the driver and coddles passengers. The supportive, high-back seats are ergonomic and all-day comfortable with bolsters to keep driver and passenger in place while cornering on twisty roads.
A choice of interior materials is available in the Q60: Graphite leatherette is standard on Q60 PURE models, while semi-aniline leather-appointed seats are newly standard on Q60 LUXE models for 2021 and available in rich Graphite or alluring Stone shades. Q60 RED SPORT 400 models offer stunning Gallery White with red contrast stitching or Monaco Red semi-aniline leather-appointed seats. Handsome brushed aluminum trim is standard and new for 2021, matte black genuine carbon fiber accents are available on RED SPORT 400 models.
All Q60s feature advanced Active Noise Cancellation that can hush noise inside the cabin with phase-shifting technology to identify and quiet potentially harsh frequencies.
Like last year, the Q60 is available with a Bose® Performance Series Audio system with 13 speakers, Bose® Centerpoint® simulated surround 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-canceling technology, the fully immersive Bose® audio system transforms the cabin into the driver’s very own audio lounge.
Large dual touch-screen displays (8-inch upper, 7-inch lower) put vehicle and infotainment functions easily at hand to the driver and front passenger. A Wi-Fi hotspot is standard and can connect to the outside world, while Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration can bring the world inside via smartphone integration.
INFINITI’s comprehensive suite of advanced safety systems, INFINITI Safety Shield®, offers configurable assistance to help protect driver and passengers. The active and passive safety and convenience features include available 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. Newly standard on all models for 2021 is Automatic Collision Notification with Emergency Call.
Trim Levels and Equipment
The 2021 INFINITI Q60 offers three handsomely equipped grade levels from which to choose.
INFINITI Q60 PURE models are powered by a 300-horsepower VR-series, twin-turbo V-6, rear-wheel drive, a seven-speed automatic transmission with Rev Matching Downshift, INFINITI Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, two USB ports, signature LED headlights and fog lights, LED taillights, 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, power-adjustable front seats, brushed aluminum trim, leatherette-appointed seats, dual touch screens with smartphone compatibility software, active and passive safety features, and much more.
Q60 LUXE models build on those models and are equipped with semi-aniline leather-appointed seats, a power sliding moonroof, heated front seats and steering wheel, Blind Spot Warning, Backup Collision Intervention, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, and more. An Essential Package goes further with the Advanced Climate Control System, Navigation with Lane Guidance, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and more.
The Q60 RED SPORT 400 returns with thrilling performance from its high-output V-6 that can produce up to 400 horsepower, 20-inch wheels, uprated sport brakes with red calipers, Dynamic Digital Suspension, and exclusive matte black carbon fiber exterior trim accents. A ProACTIVE package for 2021 offers Direct Adaptive Steering, Lane Departure Prevention with Active Lane Control, Adaptive Lighting with High Beam Assist, and more.