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Here are the Top 5 Reasons The 2023 Infinity Q50 Black Opel is a Cool, Mean Sedan

Here are the Top 5 Reasons The 2023 Infinity Q50 Black Opel is a Cool, Mean Sedan

January 29, 2023 Off By ShowBiz editor

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Some vehicles are on the market for a while for reasons that only their manufacturers know. Nissan just revealed the new GT-R. This GT-R is part of the R35 generation, which began 16 years ago. The R35 GT-R is not the only old Nissan model. Infiniti, the luxury brand of the carmaker, has been making and selling the Q50 luxury sedan since around 10 years. It’s Infiniti’s last sedan. Other models are mostly SUVs, like the new QX55 crossover coupe. It’s still luxurious with sporting intent, but newer rivals seemingly rendered the Q50 an aged luxury sedan.


Nissan is borrowing from its GT-R playbook to keep its last Infiniti sedan alive. The GT-R has been kept fresh and attractive by the Japanese carmaker with special editions. The Q50 Black Opal Edition package will be available for the 2023 model-year.The Q50 is a welcome addition to the lineup. After all, the Q50 Black Opal Edition is a cool yet mean sedan, despite lacking in several luxurious aspects.

Infiniti Wants To Freshen Its Outdated Q50 Sedan

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While the exterior design of the Infiniti Q50 remains relevant, there are quite a number of elements that don’t seem gratifying to its target market. The interior is quite comfortable, but it’s a bit outdated. The cabin isn’t really luxurious. The Q50 still uses a dual-screen infotainment screen, while its competitors have upgraded to more modern systems. Luxury cars offer more options, while the Q50 is lacking a few.

This makes it easy for potential buyers and customers to abandon the Q50 in favor a number of its competitors. The Q50’s sales in the United States have been declining since its peak in 2016, when 44,00 units were sold to new owners. Sales in 2022 were miserable for the Q50, with less than 4,080 sold in the year, according to figures that Good Car Bad Car gathered.

Nevertheless, this means the decade-old Infiniti Q50 is still attracting buyers. Infiniti is shifting its focus to SUVs and other proven sellers, but the Q50 is still attracting buyers. The luxury brand may be hoping that the Q50’s latest edition will increase its appeal. Infiniti hasn’t said anything about any replacement yet, but the Black Opal Edition package should make the Q50 a cool and mean sedan.

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Q50 Is A Cool Color-Shifting Luxury Sedan

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2023 Infiniti Q50 Black Opal exterior purple
The Infiniti Q50 Black Opal Edition borrows its name from the metallic paint that wraps its body. This metallic paint, called Black Opal, is eye-catching and unique because it can change colors. This is not the same as the color-changing BMW iX. The iX uses the so-called E-Ink to change the colors of the car.

In Q50 Black Opal Edition, the colors do not change due to any electrode. The Black Opal Metallic paint can change between blue, green, and purple depending on the lighting and viewing angle. The Q50 Black Opal Edition looks so cool when it changes colors right in front of the viewer – all while moving at high speeds on the road.

Providing inspiration for this paintwork are opals, which are mineraloid formed from hydrated silica. The black opal is considered to be the most rare, striking, and valuable variant of this gemstone. Interestingly, the Q50 Black Opal Edition could shift into one of the most iconic and legendary Japanese supercar colors — Midnight Purple.

Adding to the coolness of the 2023 Q50 Black Opal Edition package are satin black exterior logos and badges. It also features a rear spoiler that Infiniti crafted from exposed carbon fiber.

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Q50 Is Still A Mean Luxury Sedan With V6 Power

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2023 Infiniti Q50 Black Opal exterior green shade
The Black Opal Edition package is available only for the sportiest model of the Infiniti Q50 sedan – the Red Sport 400. The Q50 Red Sport 400 is the exterior version of the Q50 Black Opal Edition. It comes with the most powerful version of the boosted V-6 engine. This 3.0-liter V-6 engine has twin turbos, an aluminum block and heads, and direct fuel injection. It produces just 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft peak torque for the Q50 standard model. In the Q50 Red Sport 400 and Q50 Black Opal Edition, the figures stretch to 400 hp of max output and 350 lb-ft of peak torque.

Infiniti paired the engine to a trusty seven-speed automatic transmission. This is not a feature that will please all, but it does allow you to send power to either the rear wheels or all of them.

Infiniti paired the engine with a seven-speed automatic transmission.

A Q50 Red Sport400 can accelerate from nil up to 60 mph in just 4 seconds. This is still quicker than many luxury sedans, but some rivals offer way better acceleration.

Source: Infiniti

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