To INFINITI And Beyond: Lease The 300-Horsepower Q50 Sedan For $300/Month, $0 Down

To INFINITI And Beyond: Lease The 300-Horsepower Q50 Sedan For $300/Month, $0 Down
 For what it lacks in finesse, Q50 3.0t makes up for in power. Three-hundred horses, to be exact. More if you go with the RED SPORT 400 pictured here! (source: infinitinews.com)

For what it lacks in finesse, Q50 3.0t makes up for in power. Three-hundred horses, to be exact. More if you go with the RED SPORT 400 pictured here! (source: infinitinews.com)

Our apologies for the bad pun. But, yes, it's true—transaction prices for INFINITI's facelifted sports sedan, the 2018 Q50, have been trending down. Combined with a low money factor, it all results in the potential for a fantastic lease. Here's what you need to know if you're in the market for one.

Find recent Q50 lease examples on Leasehackr Forum here, here, and here.

Current Lease Program - Valid Through January 2, 2018

The cost of leasing a particular car is determined by its lease program, which is set by the manufacturer, and the selling price, which is set by the dealer. Here is the current lease program for 2018 Q50 through INFINITI Financial Services:

December 2017 - Programs
Model 39-Month Residual Value*
2018 Q50 PURE 52%
2018 Q50 LUXE 2.0t 50%
2018 Q50 LUXE 3.0t 56%
2018 Q50 SPORT 3.0t 54%
2018 Q50 RED SPORT 400 56%
2018 Q50 Hybrid LUXE 56%

*Assumes 10,000 miles per year. Subtract 1% for 12,000 miles per year. Subtract 3% for 15,000 miles per year. Subtract 1% for all-wheel drive models.

As you can see, the residual values on Q50 are nothing special; in fact they're low for the segment. Fortunately INFINITI's money factor (MF) for Q50 is super low. With a MF rate of .00003, it amounts to .07% APR, so you're practically paying zero interest.

Confused about terminology? Read this!

Negotiate A Selling Price

We'd go for the 3.0t LUXE model, which has a more favorable residual value. With few options, the MSRP is $40,160. Here in Southern California, the average selling price is approximately 16% off MSRP. (Q50 is one of the most discounted cars in its class.) For a Leasehackr worthy deal, we'd target a selling price of $33,300, which is aggressive but doable. Email the internet sales departments of several dealers for their best quotes. Your results may vary depending on region and inventory.

 Face-lifted 2018 Q50 features a sportive and premium interior, now with more stitching! (source: infinitinews.com)

Face-lifted 2018 Q50 features a sportive and premium interior, now with more stitching! (source: infinitinews.com)

Putting It Together: $300/Month, $0 Down + Drive-Offs

Use the lease calculator below to customize your own inputs, such as MSRP, selling price, and residual value. Every dealer sets its own selling price, depending on factors like inventory and demand.

Here's a sample deal of a 2018 Q50 3.0t LUXE in Southern California assuming 17% off MSRP, excellent credit, and 10,000 miles per year. With a Leasehackr Score of over 10, you're looking at one of the best luxury sport sedan values on the market. 

See the calculator breakdown of the numbers here

NEGOTIABLE
% off MSRP
APR: %
GM One-pay Lease: Pay everyting upfront to lower the MF by 0.00042 (24 mos.) or by 0.00073 (36 mos.).
GM Acquisition Waiver: waive the acquisition fee by raising the MF by 0.00055.
APR: %
I want to pay my acquisition fee upfront.
CONFIGURABLE
NON-CONFIGURABLE
%
Residual (%) at miles/yr
%
Tax is levied on monthly lease payment (most states).
Tax is levied on sales price (e.g. VA, GA).
Tax is levied on total lease payment (e.g. NY, NJ, MN).
1st month payment:
Lease payment:
Down payment:
Registration and doc fee:
Tax on cap cost reduction and fees:
Acquisition fee:
Total Tax:
$350