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Q30 Offical, 6MT coming to UK

Old 09-14-2015, 04:24 PM
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Q30 Offical, 6MT coming to UK

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Infiniti’s entry into the compact premium segment has been unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Or depending on how you define the term “compact,” this may be the brand’s return to the segment after a decade of absence, when the G20 sedan evolved into the G35 in the early 2000s.

The production Infiniti Q30 stays true to the concept that originally debuted in 2013 and Infiniti says that the Q30 is 'designed for a new generation of buyers who are not willing to be defined by their choice of vehicle body type,' adding that the compact 'challenges convention with its bold character and daring shape.'

The vehicle is based on the Mercedes MFA platform that also underpins the CLA-Class and GLA-Class models, and will also be used for the upcoming QX30 crossover.

Offered in three trim levels, base, Premium and Sport, the Q30 will be available with a variety of engine options. In the base model is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with either 120 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque or 154 hp and 184 lb-ft, while the Premium and Sport models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 208 hp and 258 lb-ft. In the U.S., only the 2.0-liter engine will be available across all models. That same engine will also be offered in the Q50 sedan.

Transmission options include a six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. In Europe, diesel options include 1.5L and 2.2L four-cylinder engines with 107 hp and 192 lb-ft and 168 hp and 258 lb-ft, respectively.

For the interior, Infiniti aimed for a modern-looking and luxurious cabin, incorporating Dinamica on the roof-line and pillars. Dinamica is an Italian suede-like material frequently used in the high-fashion industry and it has been finding its way in other luxury cars. Interior noise levels were also a priority, as the Q30 has a 10-percent improvement in cabin quietness over the leading segment competition at a speed of 75 mph. Trunk capacity measures in at 13 cubic feet.

According to the Japanese automaker, more than 750 Infiniti engineers in Japan and Europe were involved in the Q30’s development. To give it a dynamic driving experience, engineers considered more than 50 variations of suspension settings on prototype vehicles before settling on one that strikes an ideal balance between ride and handling. Those wanting an even sportier ride can opt for the Q30 Sport, which sits 15 mm closer to the ground than the base and Premium models, resulting in a firmer ride with tighter body control and reduced roll. The exterior of the Sport model is also different than the other two with a unique front bumper, gloss black front grille, body-colored side skirts and a sporty rear bumper with dark chrome dual rectangular exhaust finishers. Completing the look on the Q30 Sport are 19-inch wheels.

The more luxurious Q30 Premium model adds LED front fog lights, body-colored and heated side mirrors as well as chrome dual rectangular exhaust finishers. The Premium model also gets 18-inch wheels.

The Q30 will also be packed with numerous advanced technology features including Automatic Park Assist with Around View Monitor (AVM) and Moving Object Detection (MOD), Blind Spot Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Forward Emergency Braking, Auto High Beam Assist and Intelligent Cruise Control. The company’s InTouch infotainment system has also been upgraded for the Q30 to deliver an intuitive, tablet-like experience with a touchscreen interface.

The Infiniti Q30 will arrive dealerships in selected markets later this year. Expect pricing information and fuel economy figures to be announced closer to its release.
Read more about the Infiniti Q30 Revealed: Think of it as a Mercedes CLA Hatchback at AutoGuide.com.
6MT in Infiniti's Line up gives us hope that it will return in other vehicles.
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I saw that today too. Nice! I'd like to believe that the M133 AMG turbo 4 might possibly be an option in the future. It would get my attention.
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2017 Infiniti Q30 Official Photos and Info ? News ? Car and Driver

C&D reported that the only the AT will be offered in the US.
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I'm not a fan of transversely-mounted engines. Long live the FM platform!
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Some one might need to edit the title. Infinitinews.com is saying ^mt only in UK.....
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What are the chances of 6 speed and 3.7 Q50?

Edit: 4 door Q50 not coupe
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What are the chances of 6 speed and 3.7 Q50?

Edit: 4 door Q50 not coupe
Very very LOW. Most Americans can't drive manual. The 6 speed 2.0T is already available in Europe. I don't think there is a demand for a manual Sedan anyway. Especially the Q50 Sedan where the target market is 45 year old and older.

For the Q60 Coupe however, it better come with a manual.
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yea thats too bad, I guess with enough money it would be possible...
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I'm from Canada and i really wish for a 6mt "family" car. I got the g37 sedan 6mt... was hoping for the q30 or qx30 to come in 6mt... And you UK guys have a lucky q50 6mt!
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Is there really 6mt q50 in the uk? Do you have a picture?

Edit: do you mean a 2.2l or do they have the 3.7
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^ Yes they have 6mt Q50's diesel's 2.2
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^and it's turbo charged

Edit; I have to check my sources ... Google here I come...
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So what about swapping a 2.2 6mt into a 3.7???
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Originally Posted by clutchfan View Post
Very very LOW. Most Americans can't drive manual. The 6 speed 2.0T is already available in Europe. I don't think there is a demand for a manual Sedan anyway. Especially the Q50 Sedan where the target market is 45 year old and older.

For the Q60 Coupe however, it better come with a manual.
Americans can't drive a straight drive?
. Wrong man. Do you know why BMW put the 6 speed manual as an option on the 2006 m5 with the v10? Because Americans demanded it. Research before you make absurd comments.
more cars in Europe are manuals because manuals return much better fuel mileage overall. In the states fuel is pretty cheap. People that are into cars own at least one manual transmission car. I own 5 vehicles now. I have owned over 100 (I am 47). I have been driving a straight drive since I was 13. Most of the people I know can drive a manual. Automatics are for comfort, ease etc.
Now that dsg type transmissions are becoming more reliable manuals may die off.. but we Americans will keep demanding them! Look at all the American performance cars. Corvette, Viper, Mustang, Challenger etc...all come with a manual option! It is because Americans expect their performance cars to be straight drives!
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