Direct Response Hybrid®

It Redefines What a Hybrid Can Be

Convention generally dictates that if you want more power and performance, you put a bigger, thirstier engine under the hood. Convention, however, is not what the Q50 Hybrid is all about. Instead of going bigger, it goes smarter. Q50 Hybrid finds the perfect balance of power and efficiency with a 3.5-liter V6, a lithium-ion battery, and a 50 kW electric motor. These components work together to generate 360 horsepower and up to 34 MPG on the highway. No other sedan in its class delivers this much efficiency with so much power—not even the BMW 3-series, Audi A4, or Lexus IS.


2017 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Technology | Direct Response Hybrid

Infiniti Q50 – Direct Response Hybrid®
Infiniti redefines efficiency as power with the most powerful hybrid in the segment.

Regenerative Brakes
Intelligent Dual-Clutch
Lithium-Ion Battery

Battery, Braking, and Dual Clutch

Intelligent Conservation

The Q50 Hybrid uses a lithium-ion battery to unleash a torrent of supplementary power when accelerating. This power is channeled through its Intelligent Dual Clutch to deliver full-torque performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency. Even more amazing, the system partially recharges itself every time you step on the brakes.

Infiniti Hybrid Performance Philosophy

The standard philosophy of performance improvement is based on two tenets: bigger engines and more fuel. The Infiniti philosophy of performance is based on one: hybrid. Through the application of advanced Infiniti technology, we are able to augment the stirring performance of our gasoline engines, with the added muscle of an electric power plant. A sublime fusion of power and efficiency, this drivetrain produces pulse-racing takeoffs and sustained straightway muscle for performance that is, in a word, electrifying.

Direct Adaptive Steering™

A World's First Steering Technology

Control. Precision. Adaptability. Handling’s triple-crown. Now, after over ten years of research and development, it is firmly within reach. This world's-first system uses electronics to streamline the steering mechanism for a more precise feeling behind the wheel. Over uneven roads, this moderates the need for constant, subtle adjustment, imparting a commanding feeling while helping shield the driver from excessive road vibrations.

The 3.0-liter V6
Direct Adaptive Steering™
Standard Steering

While driving on uneven roads, drivers typically make constant, subtle adjustments to maintain control.

Direct Adaptive Steering™

Direct Adaptive Steering™ helps shield the driver from excessive road vibrations, giving you a stronger feeling of control.

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

Action / Reaction

Infiniti’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) provides power and support where and when you need it, instantly adapting to the changing conditions of the road.

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

Transfer of Power

Infiniti's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) provides power where and when you need it, instantly adapting to changing conditions. By constantly monitoring wheelspin, throttle position and vehicle speed, this system automatically diverts up to 50% of the available power to the front wheels, enhancing traction and control in adverse conditions. When all-wheel drive is not needed, the system sends 100% of the power to the rear wheels for more responsive road performance.

Power Distribution

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