By Veeno Dewan
For 2019 Infiniti introduces a new trim level for the superb Q60 RED SPORT performance sedan called the I-Line, (“Inspired Line”) The I-Line cars are based on high performance Red Sport versions of the Q50 and Q60, and feature Infiniti’s 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, which makes 400 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels by a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. I-Line models are differentiated with blacked-out grilles, and mirror caps carbon-fibre rear spoiler, and special 20-inch Alloy wheels with performance rubber.
It’s all there long, long hood. The sleek predator fish- like silhouette and cool kink in rear upper fender panel under the side window that adds a touch of panache. The interior of the Q60 features a neat, sports orientated cabin features typical Infiniti touches with a pleasing array of textures and cool design cues. There is a choice of silver carbon-fibre look red and silver, or black and carbon-fibre trim. The dash features Infiniti’ new InTouch infotainment system that has a pair of touchscreen displays, with the lower 7-inch display offering HVAC information and car and entertainment settings menus while the upper screen presents navigation The car is pretty well equipped, but no Apple CarPlay and Android support! The front cabin features two roomy seats both 8-way adjustable and both supportive and comfortable. There is 246 litres of trunk space, and the rear seats – tiny affairs, very, tight for adults fold flat.
On the road, the Infiniti Q60 I-Line offers tremendous acceleration. Power for the Red Sport 400 version comes courtesy of a twin-turbo V6 good for 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, transmitted to all four wheels, with a bias to the rear wheels via a seven-speed single-clutch automatic. This is one seriously fast car that has seemingly endless speed to sum up, the Q60 I-Line presents a tempting proposition. Do the homework and comparisons and factor in the gorgeous styling, equipment levels technology, performance and power for the price and it easily matches the German competition. One of my favorite coupes in recent memory and very desirable for its blend of performance, luxury, style and refinement. Test drive highly recommended.
2019 Infiniti Q60 RED Sport (400HP) I line AWD Priced from $62,295
Price as tested: with options, freight and PDE $68,540