The 2014 Infinti Q50 Hybrid
Author: Marvin Droege | Date: 02/22/2013
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 comes also in a Hybrid version, which is the first Infiniti Hybrid in the size of the G-series.
Infiniti's Q50 will replace the G-Series and is also available as a convertible or coupe. All three of the kind, meaning, coupe, convertible and sedan are based on the Infiniti LE concept. Pictures are down below.
On the fun side, the Infiniti Q50 is powered by a 3.5 liter 24-valve dual-overhead-cam aluminum alloy V6 that is rated at 302 horses and 258 lb-ft or torque.
Then the two motors work together (for example at full throttle), the output is 360 horses. When cruising, power consumption is minimized and the system will select how much of each motor to use depending on the environment. Shifting power between the two motors is accomplished by using two clutches for maximum smoothness. Using two clutches has the advantage, that you can't feel the shifting process and you don't loose power while shifting, it also is more economic and saves gas.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid will use the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system. The electric side of the system stores power in a laminated Lithium-Ion battery, similar to what you would find powering your laptop, and delivers it through a 50kW electric motor. When decelerating, the motor acts as a generator, recharging the battery. That little electric motor (well, it's not that small) puts out 67 horsepower and an amazing 199 pound-feet of torque, making it quite the mighty mite.