2016 Infiniti Q70L AWD Test Drive: Inspired Design and Performance [Review] – TFLcar.com

2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition

Infiniti’s flagship 5-passenger sedan has actually once again upped the ante in the mid-luxury sedan class along with the Infiniti Q70L AWD. Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury division focus for the 2016 model year lineup included: penning a sleeker, much more expressive exterior design devoid of sacrificing interior roominess, while boosting the luxury quotient along with elevated levels of hand-craftsmanship; providing a healthy and balanced electricity output along along with impressive fuel economy while delivering improved ride and handling qualities; and providing “Safety Shield” features that help in cutting down driving tension factors.

The design was skillfully blended along with existing styling cues to preserve the brand heritage and DNA displayed by the 2015 refresh. The form is slippery in terms of aerodynamics from the low-mounted horizontal grille flanked by Infiniti’s signature hood cut lines and headlamp shapes that flow in to the pronounced, higher front fender wells and solid shoulder character line. A definitive rocker cut-line pulls the entire car’s form in to a lower, much more sinister stance, displaying actual rear-wheel drive proportions along with its long hood and short deck.

2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition

From the front, a solid physique line rises from the grille, flowing through the bodyside enjoy a wave and blending in to the shape of the rear LED combination lights, forming a compelling profile that highlights the Q70L’s sporty stance. At the rear, the design of the taillights creates a horizontal flow in motion while the high-quality lighting signature evokes a fresh and classy image.

The Infiniti Q70L elevates the luxury degree along with an extended wheelbase that is nearly 5.9-inches longer compared to the standard Q70, providing increased flexibility and roominess. This equates to the rear legroom of an SUV in a performance luxury sedan. The improved proportions enable the Q70L to deliver a class-leading interior and cargo volume while providing personal lamps, a electricity outlet, heated seats and rear door cinchers in the spacious rear passenger area.

]The well-appointed interior reflects the exterior’s sensuous lines of the Infiniti Q70L’s combination of style and spaciousness.] along with 110.6 cubic feet of interior room (versus 103.6 cubic feet for the standard Q70), the Q70L stretches the expectations for comfort in class – including the ability of most rear seat passengers to cross their legs.
Infiniti Q70L Bespoke EditionInfiniti Q70L Bespoke Edition

As along with the standard wheelbase Q70, the instrument panel features Great Vision gauges, gear-enjoy rings on the instrument cluster meters, a 7-inch color automobile article display, and Infiniti analog clock. Leatherette, heated 10-method electricity driver and front passenger’s seats, along with 2-method electricity lumbar support, are standard – along along with a dual occupant memory system for the driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors that can easily be linked to the specific Infiniti Intelligent Vital fobs.

Power for the Q70 and Q70L is delivered by either an advanced 3.7 liter, DOHC, 24-valve V6 engine along with sequential multi-port fuel injection that puts out 330 horsepower at 7,000 rpm along along with 270 pound-feet of torque at 5,200 rpm; or a 5.6-liter DOHC, 32-valve V8 engine along with sequential multi-port direct injection gasoline, which generates 4twenty horses and 417 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm.

The transmission for the 2 engines is an electronically controlled 7-rate automatic along with Adaptive Shift Control. A driver-adaptive knowing algorithm senses driving style and adjusts automatic shifting accordingly. Manual- shift mode offers sequentially selectable manual gearshifts and downshift rev matching. Infiniti Drive Mode Selector allows the driver to go for from Standard, Sport, Snow or Eco modes and controls throttle responses, transmission shift points, and hill-begin assist. the 2 rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available.

Infiniti Q70L Bespoke Edition

Available advanced technologies contain Predictive Forward Collision Warning, About View® Monitor along with Moving Object Detection, Backup Collision Intervention, and Forward Emergency Braking.
Also offered are an advanced Infiniti Navigation System, Bose® Studio Surround® premium audio system, Blind Spot Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention systems, Enhanced Intelligent Key, Intelligent Cruise Control, Distance regulate aid and Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts.

My test Infiniti Q70L was finished outside in Hermosa Blue metallic and inside in a Java and Charcoal theme along with the Silver infused wood trim accents. The base rate was set at $67,050 while options, which included The Deluxe Technology Package, Illuminated Kick Plates, Performance Tire and Wheel Package, along along with the Destination Charge increased the last sticker to $76,770.

SUMMARY: The 2016 Infiniti Q70L is an exquisite luxury sedan. It’s not inexpensive, however it definitely comes across as an outstanding value offered the features and equipment content.

Infiniti Q70L Bespoke Edition

In maintaining along with driver focus, the Q70L features technologies that allow people to customize the driving feel. The Infiniti Drive Mode Selector allows drivers to choose from four driving modes – Standard, Eco, Sport or Snow – and the integrated regulate system adjusts throttle sensitivity and transmission mapping aiding to optimize performance. The system Additionally adjusts Energetic Trace regulate and Eco Pedal settings (available along with Technology Package).

To encourage eco-driving behavior, the available Eco Pedal provides feedback directly through the accelerator by giving a slight pushback if driving inefficiently. 
The Q70L utilizes the advanced Infiniti Front Mid-ship (FM) platform, which placements the engine behind the front axle, which outcomes in optimizing front-to-rear weight balance. Laser welding is carried out at crucial spots to suggestions Improve lateral bending stiffness, torsional stiffness and suspension mounting point stiffness.

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The handling characteristics are precise and sporty, given by an independent double-wishbone design at the front and multi-link independent suspension in the rear, along along with front and rear stabilizer bars. The ride quality is the 2 quiet and comfortable.

Bottom line, the Infiniti group has actually successfully accomplished the targets that they ambitiously set. The Q70 in any sort of of its forms represents a rewarding, safe and secure performance-oriented luxury sedan to pilot in virtually any sort of driving scenario, however the Q70L is the most luxurious – particularly along with the increased comfort for rear passengers.


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2016 INFINITI Q70L AWD SPECS
MSRP$67,050
Price as tested$76,770
Engine5.6L DOHC V8 w/direct injection, VVEL, CVTCS
Power (hp)4twenty @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (lb-ft)417 @ 5,200 rpm
Transmission7-rate automatic w/adaptive shift control
Drivetrain layoutLongitudinally mounted front engine / all-wheel-drive
Curb weight4,248 lbs.
EPA-estimated fuel economy mpg16 / 23(city/highway)