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WATCH: V6 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid

2018-06-01 01:29

Robin Classen

Hybrid technology is often equated with saving fuel. But the opposite is the case with the Q50S Hybrid. The additional electric motor makes the sedan not economical, but fast.

So what exactly is the contradiction behind it?

The Q50S Hybrid combines high performance with a touch of environmentally friendly technology in the form of a hybrid. This, to adhere to the stricter emission rules in countries like Germany, where the Q50S isnt very popular.

The 268kW V6 engine comes paired with a hybrid and comes filled with the latest technology but still falls short somewhat when compared to its rivals such as Audi and BMW.

The whole concept of being not economical but fast takes away the purpose of a hybrid, ultimately using the technology to gain more performance.

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