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Can an Infiniti Q50 Tow a Travel Trailer or Popup Camper?

The Q50 can tow 3300 lbs. This is enough for a small camper. Note it is not meant to be a tow vehicle.

The Infiniti Q50 is a luxury sport sedan manufactured by Japanese automaker Nissan under its luxury brand Infiniti. It was revealed at the 2013 North American International Auto Show as a replacement for the Infiniti G sedan. The high-performance vehicle is capable of some towing.

How Much Can the Q50 Tow?

The Q50 has a maximum towing capacity of up to 3300 lbs, which means that the Infiniti Q50 is able to tow moderately heavy loads. This means that the Infiniti Q60 is easily capable of towing heavy loads like a large boat, a medium-sized generator, and a pop-up camper as they all usually weigh below 3300 lbs.

Infiniti Q50 – Engine Options

The Infiniti Q50 comes in two different engines which run on petrol.

  1. Nissan VR30DDTT 3.0t: This engine is a six-cylinder engine with a direct fuel injection system. This is the engine available on the standard Q50. The standard engine is capable of generating a power output of 300 hp @ 6400 and a torque of 295 lb-ft @ 1600-5200 rpm

  2. Nissan VR30DDTT 3.0t Red Sport 400: This engine is only available in the high-performance variant which is the Red Sport 400. It is an upgraded version of the VR30DDTT 3.0t. This engine gives a very high power output of 400 hp @ 6400 rpm and a torque of 350 lb-ft @ 1600-5200 rpm.

The more the power and torque of a vehicle is, the better it is able to tow. From the two engine options available, the Red Sport 400 is superior to the standard engine because of its higher power and torque generation. Therefore towing would be more of a breeze on the Red Sport 400

Towing with the Q50

A stock Q50 is incapable of towing. Towing with a Q50 requires the purchase and installation of an aftermarket towing kit. A tow hitch and a tow hitch harness are included in this towing package.

The manufacturer strictly advises against towing trailers during the first 800 miles of the vehicle’s run to allow the engine to break in. Doing so would keep the engine, drivetrain, transmission, or steering safe from serious damage. The manufacturer doesn’t recommend trailering as this wasn’t what the car was designed for. Vehicle damage due to towing a trailer wouldn’t be covered by the warranty. However, towing any kind of loads would lead to wear and tear on the transmission and would result in more frequent visits to service centers. Therefore towing with the Q50 should be approached with caution.

The Final Verdict

In conclusion, the Q50 is able to tow up to a maximum of 3300 lbs. However, towing on the Q50 is not recommended by the manufacturers of the vehicle as towing was not the intended purpose of the car.

Hence, vehicle damage due to towing is not covered by the warranty. If the consumer insists upon towing, there are aftermarket towing kits available for purchase which would allow you to tow loads with their Q50. People who tow with their Q50 would do so at their own risk.