F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > General F30 Sedan / F32 Coupe / F36 Gran Coupe Forum > Visual Comparo of BMW F30 3 Series vs Infiniti Q50 Sedan
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-18-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
Jason
Administrator
United_States
6513

 
Jason's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA


Posts: 16,625
iTrader: (0)

Lightbulb Visual Comparo of BMW F30 3 Series vs Infiniti Q50 Sedan

BIMMERPOST NEWS
Visual Comparo of BMW F30 3 Series vs Infiniti Q50 Sedan
139
COMMENTS

The Infiniti Q50 sedan (formerly known as the G37) made its debut at the 2013 NAIAS this week. As in previous generations, the Q50 sedan is Infiniti's answer the latest 3 Series (F30).

Like the G37 that it replaces, the Q50 will be powered by a 3.7L V6 outputting 328hp / 269lb-ft (compared to the 328i at 240hp/255tq and 335i at 300hp / 300tq), powering the rear wheels (AWD optional) and paired with a 7 speed automatic transmission (paddle shifters optional). There is also a hybrid model coming.

The Infiniti Q50's four-wheel independent multilink suspension is made from aluminum components, with a single pivot double wishbone design in front and multi-link design with coil springs and Dual Flow Path shock absorbers in rear.

The Q50 will debut Direct Adaptive Steering technology which allows control of the tire angle as well steering inputs, transmitting driver inputs faster than a traditional mechanical steering rack. The system comes with four different modes that change not only steering effort, but also steering ratio.

Enough with the technical stuff, here's how the two compare aesthetically.

Also see: 2014 Lexus IS F-Sport Compared to BMW F30 3 Series M Sport


Name:  1.jpg
Views: 26945
Size:  173.3 KB




Name:  2.jpg
Views: 26180
Size:  326.9 KB




Name:  3.jpg
Views: 24396
Size:  261.2 KB




Name:  4.jpg
Views: 26108
Size:  274.0 KB




Name:  5.jpg
Views: 24102
Size:  209.2 KB

Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
DJEngineer
Private First Class
1

 
Drives: To Be Determined...
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southern Cal.


Posts: 129
iTrader: (0)

Meh....
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:07 PM   #3
bimmerjph
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
28

 
bimmerjph's Avatar
 
Drives: 2002 BMW 325i
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tennessee


Posts: 1,975
iTrader: (0)

I don't care how much Jalopnik liked the non mechanical steering, I do not like the idea behind it. What if there is a glitch? I mean just think about how many glitches there are on your computers and phones compared to how many times your steering rack has failed on you. Hopefully BMW will not take this route.

As far as ascetics go it looks way too much like the G37, which is not a good thing IMO. The C-Pillar bugs the hell out of me. It looks like it was drawn in one-point-perspective.
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
shivaswrath
Brigadier General
United_States
43

 
shivaswrath's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 335i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lost in NJ


Posts: 3,121
iTrader: (3)

hmmmm...no.
__________________
2012 335i Mineral Gray
M Performance Whore: PPK|Exhaust|Brakes|Performance Suspension Struts & Springs|LSD|Black Kidney Grilles|CF Spoiler and Mirror Caps|Bav Stage 1|400Ms|BMWF30.com
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:09 PM   #5
DiavelM3
4 Star General -Twilight Zone
United_States
16

 
DiavelM3's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 E92 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 5280


Posts: 1,025
iTrader: (1)

The Q50 almost looks like something you would see in the movie "Cars." A cartoon-ish front end compared to the 3er pissed off look.
The side profile (front end) of the Q is very, very similar to 3er too. Especially around the headlights
Eh, I'll pass
__________________
'12 Ducati Diavel
'06 E46 M3 (sold) | '97 325is - Dinan (sold)
'02 Z3 3.0 coupe (sold)
Past - '84 Ferrari 308 GTSI | '88 Ferrari 328 GTS | '05 Dodge Viper Copperhead Edition #180/300 | Audi S4
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:10 PM   #6
GB72
Private First Class
7

 
Drives: F30 335i M Sport Melbourne red
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: uk


Posts: 136
iTrader: (0)

It's like trying to compare a golden nugget with a dog turd!
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:11 PM   #7
Stronie
Major
Italy
13

 
Stronie's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 Silverstone II E90 M3
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Columbus, Ohio


Posts: 1,176
iTrader: (0)

Not a fan. Another W for BMW.
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:12 PM   #8
Imola.ZHP
No car payments...
United_States
20

 
Imola.ZHP's Avatar
 
Drives: 2003 BMW 330i ZHP
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mud Island, TN


Posts: 1,989
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to Imola.ZHP Send a message via MSN to Imola.ZHP Send a message via Yahoo to Imola.ZHP
Jesus the Asians are getting too crazy lately... First Lexus, now Infinity...

This is ugly all over (just like all the new Lexi), the interior looks like Buick or Cadillac, nothing like a Japanese Luxury automobile...

Someone should be fired...

PS: Thats one ugly Nissan Altima...
__________________

Marcus
-- 330i ZHP
-- Build Date 03/03/03
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:15 PM   #9
albeee
shenanigans
0

 
Drives: 2003 Z4
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA


Posts: 15
iTrader: (0)

The 3 isn't particularly pretty, and the Q isn't particularly ugly. But it is very much a "now" design. I would lease the Infiniti, but I would buy the BMW.
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #10
JBE90335
Captain
10

 
Drives: 2007 E90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dallas, TX


Posts: 647
iTrader: (0)

I think the infiniti looks good
Makes the F30 look pretty boring...
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:21 PM   #11
Vintage
Colonel
United_States
32

 
Vintage's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Z4 35i and 2014 535d x
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Austin, Texas


Posts: 2,265
iTrader: (0)

that is one fancy altima
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #12
Gins
I can't find my pants.
No_Country
32

 
Gins's Avatar
 
Drives: '15 Supergirl Combo M3, YMB-SO
Join Date: May 2011
Location: 8=====D \o/ 335i, yo


Posts: 2,508
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3 E90  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alpine390
I think the infiniti looks good
Makes the F30 look pretty boring...
I hear they're having a sale on Lasik.
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:24 PM   #13
r3dbimmer89
The Coolest
United_States
9

 
r3dbimmer89's Avatar
 
Drives: F80 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SoCal


Posts: 816
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DiavelM3 View Post
The Q50 almost looks like something you would see in the movie "Cars." A cartoon-ish front end compared to the 3er pissed off look.
The side profile (front end) of the Q is very, very similar to 3er too. Especially around the headlights
Eh, I'll pass
It does have sort of cartoonish front end but overall I like it. Not as radical as the IS and not as classy as the 3er but it works for what it is. Although, that interior is meh..too close to the prior generation. I don't get how a steering set-up with no direct connection to the front wheels will remotely provide any type of feedback. Only time will tell when the reviews roll around.

The Japanese, American, and Germans are really showing their cultural differences now through their design language...
__________________
Past:12 E92 335i/ 08 E90 335i/02 E46 325i
Present:15 F80 ///M3
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #14
///M ARMY
Lieutenant Colonel
20

 
Drives: F80
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: In your dreams


Posts: 1,522
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2015 BMW M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vintage
that is one fancy altima
Just a upgraded altima
__________________
2015 BMW /// M3 BSM
Installed: ER Downpipes, IND Gloss Blacks Grills, BSM Reflectors, JB4 Stage 3, Meisterschaft GT2, MORR Wheels and etc....
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #15
checkmate
Major
United_States
25

 
checkmate's Avatar
 
Drives: AW M3 E90
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bel Air, MD


Posts: 1,325
iTrader: (2)

First off, the Q50 was clearly inspired by the F50. The side profile gives it away and so does parts of the interior.

All that being said, the Q50 is less boring and have to admit its growing on me. Better value than the F30.
__________________
2011 Alpine White/Fox Red E90 M3. Sunroof Delete/DCT/No power seats/Square Apex ARC8s+ PSS /ACM Exhaust Mod+ EAS Tips

Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:29 PM   #16
soolman32
Private First Class
United_States
2

 
soolman32's Avatar
 
Drives: Current: G37 / Soon: F30 335i
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: US


Posts: 160
iTrader: (0)

I'm a fan of the F30 but I really like what they've done with the Q50 inside and out. Only reasons why I'd still pick the F30 is 1) it is boosted and 2) I already have a G37 coupe at home. The profile of the Q does remind me a lot of the F30.
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:29 PM   #17
mik821
New Member
0

 
Drives: '07 320d '11 328i
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles


Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

I think they look very similar. It's only some details that set them apart, but the overall shape is almost the same.
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:31 PM   #18
albeik
Private First Class
United_States
14

 
albeik's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Formula Red S2000
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Marlborough, MA


Posts: 187
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to albeik
Just like the F30 the Q50 is really growing on me especially after looking at some "real" life photos like this one. The details are impressive.

Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:32 PM   #19
Etek
Private First Class
1

 
Drives: 2011 335i xdrive
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: boston


Posts: 118
iTrader: (1)

I don't mind it. I think its far and above what the IS looks like. The front end is boring but everything else is decent.
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:37 PM   #20
soolman32
Private First Class
United_States
2

 
soolman32's Avatar
 
Drives: Current: G37 / Soon: F30 335i
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: US


Posts: 160
iTrader: (0)

Can't wait for the turbo 4 (yes It's coming), and whatever other new engine the coupe version will introduce come next year.
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:43 PM   #21
pbw
Private First Class
United Kingdom
1

 
Drives: bmw z4 35i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: uk


Posts: 139
iTrader: (0)

Blah, yuck! BMW every time!
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #22
Alan l.
Brigadier General
122

 
Alan l.'s Avatar
 
Drives: LCI M-Sport 550i
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: East Coast


Posts: 4,433
iTrader: (8)

Front end looks like a bloated whale.

Whats up with the stupid name change? Is Q "50" suppose to trick people to think its more high end? LOL

Alan
__________________

2014 LCI 550i M Sport | 3D Design Front Spoiler | BMW Performance Black Grills | BMW Performance Trunk Lip | BMW Performance Diffuser | Painted Reflectors | Wincos 30% Tint | Supersprint Exhaust | ACSSprings | MORR VS8.2 Rims 20x10R and 20x9F | Michelin PSS Tires |||More Photos of my car here|||
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
3 series f30, 3 series f30 forum, 3 series forum, bmw 3 series forum, bmw 3-series f30, bmw f30, bmw f30 3-series, bmw f30 forum, bmw f30 review, f30 3 series review, f30 3 series reviews, f30 3-series, f30 3-series forum, f30 forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:47 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST