New Infiniti Q60 coupe shown at Geneva 2016 show

2 Mar, 2016 8:20am Lawrence Allan Sam Naylor

Infiniti has shown its BMW 4-Series rivalling Q60 Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show

At the start of 2016 we saw Infiniti's revitalised attempt to take on the four-seat German coupes with the Q60 at the Detroit Motor Show. Now, the car's gone on show at the Geneva Motor Show before going on sale later in the year.

We've recently driven the Mercedes C-Class Coupe and Lexus RC, while Audi's next A5 is on the way, so the small premium coupe race is on. Infiniti is hoping to get in on the act with the Q60, which replaces the coupe of the same name that left the UK early last year.

The front of the Q60 is reminiscent of the Q50 saloon, but from the windscreen back, the coupe's low roofline and rising shoulders give it a more athletic look. LED headlights and an active grille shutter for aerodynamics (on the V6 model) are also new.

The Q60's flagship model will feature a 400bhp twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 engine, with 475Nm of torque economy of 26.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 206g/km.

There's also 208bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol that emits 154g/km and returns 28.8mpg, with both engines using a seven-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive.

The Q60 will get 19-inch alloy wheels as standard, with 20-inch rims optional, and there's also a hi-tech suspension system as standard on Sport models. This includes bespoke dampers as well as software changes - with up to six drive modes available: Standard, Snow, Eco, Sport, Sport+, and Customize.

The interior, which looks very similar to that of the Q50 saloon, has been treated to extra insulation to reduce unwanted noise and there's even active noise cancellation inside to filter out annoying noises while on the move. Rather than enjoying the silence drivers can enjoy a 13-speaker Bose sound system, using the latest version of Infiniti's infotainment system.

There are no details on the UK model yet, but the Infiniti Q60 will likely go on sale in November this year, priced from around £30,000 to rival the BMW 4 Series.

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