Sign and Drive: 2021 Infiniti Q50 Adds Special Signature EditionCheck out Infiniti’s John Hancock sport sedan.See all 19 photosGreg FinkAuthorManufacturerPhotographerMay 3, 2021
Is the Infiniti Q50 the Lincoln Town Car of 2021? Hear us out for a second. Like the long-gone Town Car, the Q50 packs a rear-wheel-drive punch under sedan skin. It also now includes a «Signature» trim line. Sure, Infiniti technically calls its latest Q50 model the Signature Edition, but the point stands: both of these wildly different cars include (or in the case of the Lincoln, included) a variant that gives a nod to the ol’ John Hancock.
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Unlike the boaty Town Car Signature trim line of yore, the Q50 Signature Edition is a «limited production model,» per Infiniti. Alas, the Japanese luxury brand failed to share just how many Q50 Signature Editions it plans to produce.
Regardless, every Signature Edition uses the $48,725 Q50 Sensory trim as a base, to which Infiniti then adds $1,195 worth of goods, including polished 19-inch wheels, a dark chrome grille, a brown leather interior, requisite Signature Edition badging, and $695 worth of paint. All in, the Q50 Signature Edition stickers for $49,920; that’s for the rear-drive version, which sends torque from the 300-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 to the rear axle. Plan on dropping another $2,000 for all-wheel drive.
Sure, the 2021 Infiniti Q50 lacks the V-8 engine and live rear axle of the departed Lincoln Town Car. Nevertheless, if you want a rear-drive luxury sedan that honors individuals’ autographs, then you ought to stop by the local Infiniti dealership to take a peek at the Q50 Signature Edition—because it does not look like Lincoln plans to resurrect the Town Car or the Signature trim line anytime soon.