2016 Infiniti Q50 price in the US

The 2016 Q50 Red Sport 400 will be the first Infiniti to use the company’s new twin-turbo V6 VR30 engine.
The range-topping Red Sport is offering 400hp and 350lb-ft of torque and will come in both rear- and all-wheel drive versions.
And because it’s the flagship of the range, Infiniti has added a few distinguishing features on it, including a sportier fascia, exclusive brushed-finish exhaust tips, unique 19-inch alloy wheels and special red ‘S’ badging on the trunk and front fenders.
The new 3.0-litre V6 is the most advanced V6 unit offered by Infiniti and offers advanced features like optimized turbine blade design, an optical turbo speed sensor, high capacity air-to-water intercooler system with dual water pumps, electronic wastegate actuator, e-motor valve timing control and an integrated exhaust manifold. 
"The Q50 Red Sport 400's new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine is the most advanced V6 engine that Infiniti has ever offered, striking an ideal balance between drivability, efficiency, and performance," said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas. "It also offers the highest standard, non-specialty horsepower in class."
Prices start at $47,950 for the RWD version and $49,950 for the AWD one, making the 2016 Q50 Red Sport 400 the only model in its segment to offer 400hp for less than $50k. Prices for the 300hp version of the same engine will be announced on a later date.


2017 BMW X4 M40i

We'll go through the specs again, but besides a wealth of added pictures and details, is that we now know it will go on sale in the States in February 2016, at an as of yet, undisclosed price, but surely more than the $49,250 MSRP BMW demands for the 300hp X4 xDrive35i.

Munich's first 'M Performance' version of its X4 crossover basically reconfigures the X4 xDrive35i's engine and chassis to give it more speed and improved driving dynamics, while barely touching the cosmetics.

The only telltale signs over a regular X4 with an M Sport package are the Ferric Gray metallic accents on the front bumper and mirror caps, the 19-inch alloys, separated twin exhausts with black chrome tailpipes, a 3-Series-sourced M sport steering wheel, model-specific door sills and “X4 M40i” digital lettering on the instrument cluster.

At the heart of the M40i lies an improved iteration of the xDrive35i's 3.0-liter turbocharged-six delivering 355hp (360PS) between 5,800 and 6,000 rpm and 343 lb-ft (465Nm) of peak torque, an increase of 54hp (54PS) and (65Nm) over the X4 xDrive35i.

Among other upgrades made to the 3.0L mill is a new forged steel crankshaft, pistons with a modified top ring, different crankshaft bearings, high performance spark plugs, a higher level of turbo boost pressure and an increase in the amount of fuel injected, separate oil cooler, an "aerodynamically tuned air intake manifold" and a new exhaust system.

What's interesting about this unit is its codename "N55B30T0" with the last letter "T" referring to "Top" power output class, according to BMW's engine nomenclature. Various sources have used the same code for the upcoming M2's engine in the past, so if true, it could deliver the same output as in the X4.


BMW M2 2017

The BMW M2 and BMW X4 M40i are set to celebrate their respective world debuts at the Detroit Auto Show 2016.

The covers will be taken off both models on January 11 at the automaker's stand. Alongside the M2 and X4 M40i will be the X1, 7-Series, i8, i3, plug-in hybrid 330e and a selection of other BMW models.

Of the BMW duo debuting at Detroit, the M2 is certainly the most exciting. Powered by a bespoke 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine delivering 365 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque, the M2 is capable of sprinting to 60 mph in a very respectable 4.2 seconds. While U.S. pricing for the M2 hasn't been released, we wouldn't be surprised if it poaches some sales from the more-powerful M4 thanks to its similar performance and more affordable price.

As for the X4 M40i also debuting at Detroit, it also utilises a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine with 355 hp and 343 lb-ft. Thanks to this rev-happy powertrain, it promises to accelerate to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and will hit U.S. showrooms in February next year. Potential M2 buyers in the U.S. will have to wait until Spring 2016 before examples begin to arrive in dealerships.


2016 Jaguar XJ

The 2016 version of the XJ was introduced in mid-2015 with numerous improvements in its first major update since 2010.

BMW may be selling twice as many 7-Series and Mercedes shifts almost six-times as many of its S-Class, but Jaguar is confident the XJ can be more than competitive in its class.

Talking to Autocar, Jaguar's design chief Ian Callum didn't reveal much about the next-generation XJ, but he did confirm that it could be more practical than the current car and still remaining just as stylish.

Because the XJ looks so modern despite being on the market for so long, it seems likely that Jaguar will opt against any massive visual changes for the new model and focus its attention towards new technologies and further improving refinement and luxury.


Ferrari F40 1992

Considering its status, one might say it is quite good value, too, especially when compared to, say, the Enzo that can easily sell for double the price of the F40.

The word "cheap" does not apply, of course, but an example listed on eBay from Ferrari Maserati of San Francisco could prove quite a good investment.

It has an asking price of $1.699 million and has just 7,647 miles. While that is certainly more than other F40s, it's not a lot for a 24-year old car. Plus, if it has been maintained properly, which is very costly but essential to keep running as it should, it can be a peach.

Of course it is painted in Rosso Corsa (the sole available factory color)and is rolling on the set of silver star-shaped five-spoke wheels. Inside, the carbon fiber bucket seats are wrapped in red leather and the dashboard is covered with alcantara.

Oh, just forget the investment part. If you're a petrolhead, an F40 is definitely very high in your "would-buy-if-I-could" list. Those who actually can, better hurry though - there are only 6 hours left to bid for it and someone may click the "Buy it Now" option at any point until then.



2016 Hyundai Sonata

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport trim level, it adds a sunroof, hands-free Smart Trunk, chrome exterior door handles, welcome lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, sport seats with leather bolsters and cloth inserts, and heated front seats. Hyundai mentions the proximity key with the push-button start as well.

These add to the standard features available on the Sonata Sport that include LED DRLs, 17-inch alloy wheels, 7-inch Display Audio system with Android Auto and rearview camera, and the 8-way power driver's seat with lumbar support.

The Value Edition package costs $950 on top of the Sonata Sport's pricing, which starts from $23,400, and it joins the Premium and the Tech (requires Premium Package) packages, priced at $1,900 and $2,450, respectively. The delivery charges for the 2016 Hyundai Sonata are $835 and they are not included in the prices mentioned above.

Note: 2016 Hyundai Sonata pictured


2017 Lexus CT 200h

Dutch publication Autovisie reports that the new CT 200h will be underpinned by the same Toyota New Global Architecture as the 2016 Toyota Prius. Confirmation about the use of this platform is said to have come from a senior official within the Japanese automaker.

If the new CT 200h does indeed share its underpinnings with the latest Prius, then there's a strong chance it will borrow other technologies from it, too. The current hybrid hatch utilizes a 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol engine delivering 98 hp joined with an electric motor for a total of 134 hp.

By comparison, the latest Toyota Prius utilises a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor pumping out 71 hp and 120 lb-ft of torque. Lexus could borrow this powertrain and leave it unchanged for use in the second generation CT 200h or tweak it. Either way, it seems likely that it will be more powerful than the outgoing model.

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