Performance & Power
Break free from convention in the All-New QX50. We designed this advanced luxury crossover to amplify your drive. A new breed of engine adapts to the conditions for exceptional power and efficiency. Intuitive handling systems let you travel anywhere with poise. Grip the wheel and go beyond.
World’s First VC-Turbo Engine
Have It All
Imagine having superior performance and eco-friendly efficiency on demand. The QX50’s revolutionary new Variable Compression Turbo (VC-Turbo) engine makes it all possible. It automatically transforms to suit your drive, giving you more power when you need it, consuming less fuel when you don’t. It’s like having two advanced engines in one seamless package.
The VC-Turbo is the first engine of its kind to be publicly available. It adapts at key moments during your drive, adjusting the compression ratio in an instant. Get high performance at an 8:1 ratio and tap into an available 268 horsepower. Maximize efficiency at 14:1 and reach up to of 7.8 L / 100 km on the highway
Poised for Greatness
Representing over 20 years of INFINITI innovation, the VC-Turbo is set to be one of the most responsive engines ever created. Compact yet powerful, it defies the notion that an engine’s thirst for fuel is equal to its drive. Experience it for yourself.
The VC-Turbo’s response is further enhanced by the QX50’s shift-by-wire transmission. This advanced system lets you shift gears smoothly and quickly, delivering the power you need – on command. Fully electronic, its compact design allows for a more spacious cockpit, with greater elbow room.
“An engine that churns enough ponies to run with some larger V6 engines, while generating fuel economy on par with some hybrids.”
– Bryan Logan, Business Insider
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
Accelerate forward with perfect balance. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive lets you take command of any terrain. When roads are good, it sends full power to your QX50’s front wheels for maximum agility. When conditions are slippery, it redirects up to 50 percent of the power to your rear wheels, increasing traction and control.
Direct Adaptive SteeringTM
Experience a new level of control with the world’s first digital steering system. Direct Adaptive SteeringTM monitors the road ahead, making up to a thousand steering adjustments per second for sharper precision at the wheel. Going one step further, this available system filters out unwanted road vibrations, so every ride is smooth and exhilarating.
Tailor Your Drive
Fine-tune your QX50’s performance with the Drive Mode Selector. Choose from three distinct modes, Standard, Eco and Sport, or customize your own. The QX50 will automatically adjust its engine, transmission and steering settings. Tailoring your drive at the flip of a switch.