Infiniti Q70

Formerly known as the Infiniti M, the mid-size sedan has blended into the luxury car scene despite being a sound and well-rounded car, as many customers consistently overlook Infiniti in favor of its German counterparts. The upgraded appointments of the all-new Q70 are sure to please Infiniti’s Chinese customers as much as they would a New York City businessman, including having the option of choosing between two engines; the 3.6-liter V6 and the 5.6-liter V8. The sheer distance from the driver heightens the chauffer-like experience when riding in the backseat, particularly when you are surrounded by the available semi-aniline leather and luxurious ash trim. Base MSRP $50,755


Most of the attention to the exterior of the Q70 is focused at the lighting. Newly designed lamps at the front and rear make use of fairly recognizable LED arrangements. The front end features a new double-arch grille and a new bumper with inset fog lamps. To the side of the Q70, a revised character line gracefully traces down from the front of the car to the rear taillights. The trunk lid features a slightly flattened lip and the rear bumper has been made more slender in order to elongate the appearance. Chrome details scatter the exterior from the front to the rear.


The same traditional driver-focused cockpit keeps the pilot engaged in the driving experience. Miles of leather and luxurious stitching are present throughout the cabin, while a ton of new electronic features will keep the occupants entertained during the rides. Heated seats, 12V power outlets and personal reading lights add to the luxuriousness of the Q70. To improve the overall comfort and refinement of the Q70, the NVH levels have been lowered thanks to some additional insulation, better sealing in the cabin and even a stiffer wheel design. This all results in class-leading levels if quietness and isolation. For the ultimate in aural entertainment, the Q70 is offered with the Bose Studio Surround stereo system featuring a whopping 16-speakers.


The same 3.7-liter VQ series V6 engine is offered in the base Q70, while a larger 5.6-liter V8 is also available. For the 3.7-liter, it produces 330 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, while the 5.6-liter makes 420 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque. Both options are electronically limited to a top speed of 155 mph.


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