Under the hood beats the pulse of the latest incarnation of Nissan’s renowned VQ35-series all-aluminum DOHC V6 engine, punched out to 3.7 liters and good for 330 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Transmission choices include a standard seven-speed automatic or close-ratio six-speed manual. Depending on transmission and drive type—all-wheel drive is optional on coupes—fuel economy ranges from a low of 16 mpg city to a high of 27 mpg highway.
Once you decide on coupe or retractable convertible, you'll find that the value-oriented Q60 offers xenon headlights, keyless access with push-button start, and heated front seats as standard equipment.
Also included in the base price is dual-zone climate control, an 8-way power driver's seat, a backup camera and a six-speaker audio system with a USB port for portable music players.
Most optional features are bundled together into four option packages: Premium, Sport, Navigation and Technology. Assorted highlights include a viscous limited-slip differential for the hardcore driving enthusiast, navigation with 3D building icons and traffic overlays, a highly-recommended 11-speaker Bose premium audio system, a supremely comfortable 12-way driver's seat with thigh extension for long-legged drivers, and an advanced air-filtration system complete with ionic and odor-reducing purifiers.