£34,300 - £47,275 Price range
30 - 41 MPG
The Infiniti Q60 is the posh Japanese company’s latest attempt to best Audi’s A5 and Mercedes’ C-Class Coupe – something it has thus far failed to do.
And the news doesn’t seem to be any better with this new model. It’s immediately put at a disadvantage thanks to the lack of a diesel engine option. Instead at the bottom of the range, is a 208hp 2.0-litre petrol engine that, although fast, is thirsty on fuel – being capable of no better than 41.5mpg. Not great when a BMW 420d can touch 70mpg and is about as quick.
The comparison to rivals doesn’t get any better when you look at the only other engine option – the 3.0-litre V6. It boasts a healthy 405hp and the world’s first fly-by-wire steering system, but the latter point proves to more of a hindrance than a help when the Infiniti’s pitted against sharp-handling German rivals such as the BMW M4 and Mercedes C63 Coupe.
There’s little to worry the German competition when it comes to the interior. It feels well made – if we ignore some of the minor switches – and is bang up to date in terms of equipment and technology but if you expect Mercedes C-Class Coupe levels of luxury or the solid feel of an Audi A5, then you can, sadly, forget it. Still, interior space is about what you would expect for a car in this class, with ample room in the front for adults and just enough space in the back for kids.
Taking your mind off the Q60’s deficiencies elsewhere is a healthy standard kit list that includes keyless entry and go, sat nav, voice recognition, a pair of infotainment screens, all-round parking sensors, a reversing camera and traffic-sign recognition.