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2018 INFINITI Q50 VS. 2018 BMW 3-SERIES | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


BMW is known for being one of the first auto manufacturers to introduce the sports sedan. However Nissan, which is responsible for the INFINITI marquee, also pioneered this niche with its introduction of the Datsun in the late 1960s. Now, decades later, these two titans go head to head with the 2018 INFINITI Q50 versus the BMW 3 Series. How do they stack up? Find out now!

Design & Style

The INFINITI is capable of seating up to 5 people with seats that are very comfortable and which provide lots of room for passengers. The headroom is a bit tighter for those who are tall, but the luxurious interior more than makes up for it. The BMW 3 Series also has a stylish interior and exterior, and overall, neither vehicle has a huge advantage against each other in this department.

Technology & Safety

While the BMW 3 Series has a touchscreen, it can be tedious to learn, and the features that it offers in comparison to the INFINITI are a bit meager. The INFINITI Q50 touch screen is a bit easier to learn due to its menus which are exceptionally intuitive. The Q50 can also be equipped with an air purifier as well as WI-FI support, upgrades for the audio system and multi-way adjustments for the power seats. In terms of safety, both vehicles have passed a number of tests with four and five-star ratings, so both are safe to drive.


There is a reason BMW got the nickname “the ultimate driving machine.” While its 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine isn’t the most impressive the company has in its current lineup, it has a slight edge over the INFINITI Q50. While tests performed on the INFINITI showed that it takes about 4.5 seconds to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour, the BMW was able to do it in 4 seconds. While the advantage isn’t a huge one, it will matter to those that desire power and performance.

The Bottom Line

While the BMW 3-Series has a slight edge in performance, the INFINITI has more cargo space, better amenities in its interior, and a lower price. While the starting price for a BMW 3 Series is over $65,000, the INFINITI Q50 costs around $51,000, which is a difference of $14,000. Does it really make sense to spend an extra $14,000 on a vehicle that only has a slight edge in one or two areas? Perhaps for those who are die-hard BMW enthusiasts, but for everyone else, the INFINITI Q50 is the better choice.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI Q50 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI Q50 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York and proudly serve car buyers in NY and beyond. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI Q50 test drive appointment.

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