If we take a look at Infiniti’s latest cars we can definitely see they’re on the right track. The big change happened back in 2010 when they released a two-door high performance concept. Since then not much has been revealed about this concept but more recently rumors started to spread about a new 2018 Infiniti Q100. Just like the name suggests, the car is set to become Infiniti’s new flagship two-door luxury car. The car is also more than likely going to spawn an equally luxurious four-door sedan but more on that at a later date.
At this point Infiniti doesn’t really have a suitable platform for this type of car. Nissan’s older FM chassis, which underpins most of their current cars, is not up to date with the latest technologies. Because of that most rumors suggest the Q100 could use a Mercedes-provided chassis. This would give the car all the driving characteristics a high performance luxury coupe needs.
On top of that it would allow Infiniti to start with an already tried and tested platform which wouldn’t be the case with their own platform. There are some drawbacks though. Mercedes’ current modular architecture is an all aluminum platform which is quite expensive to manufacture. This likely means the rumored 2018 Infiniti Q100 would cost considerably more than any of their other cars. However, it also has its strong points.
2018 Infiniti Q100 design
The car released back in 2010 set the trend for Infiniti’s future cars and it is safe to assume the same will happen now. Some suggested the new 2018 version of the car would depart from their current grille design and rather dull-looking appearance for something a bit more dramatic.
The 2010 model gives us a good idea about the overall shape of the car. However, expect all new details on the exterior such as new headlights, tail lights, bumpers and even grille. The end result could be one of the most impressive cars to look at on the market which would definitely put Infiniti at the top of their class.
Inside the cabin
The concept had a 2+2 configuration and it seems this will be the case with the rumored 2018 Q100. This would allow them to aim the car at already established luxury two-door coupes and it would give Infiniti a much bigger target audience.
žOn the interior we would expect the car to feature upmarket materials such as aluminum, wood and leather. Carbon fiber is possible as well but lately we’ve noticed that luxury car manufacturers are moving away from it for obvious reasons. In terms of technology the Q100 will more than likely feature all the latest Infiniti has to offer.
2018 Infiniti Q100 Specs and Engine
The 2018 Infiniti Q100 has been rumored to get a hybrid powertrain offering in excess of 700 horsepower. The same engine would also be used on the sedan. While we would love so much power in an Infiniti, it is unlikely, at least in the near future. Instead, the Q100 is more than likely going to come equipped with a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 good for as much as 400 horsepower and over 350 lb-ft of torque.
Driving the rear wheels via an 8 or even a 9 speed automatic would allow the Q100 to perform on par with its rivals. A higher performance version is also likely considering the rumored price. Some also suggested that the car could get engines from Mercedes. If this is true then we wouldn’t be surprised if Infiniti uses one of Mercedes’ new 3.0 liter inline 6 engines which have been revealed a short while ago. These are known to make in excess of 500 horsepower without many issues which would give the Q100 more than adequate performance.