Infiniti Q70 - car review

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Infiniti Q70 Sedan and its long version Infiniti Q70L Japanese company presented at the 2014 auto show in New York. The model has replaced the premium sedan Infiniti M and is its updated version. In the course of the modernization, local changes in the exterior and interior occurred, some suspension parts were replaced, the chassis received stronger elements, and electronic support was improved. The appearance of the model of significant changes did not happen. Exterior design is made in the corporate style of the Japanese brand.

In the outline of the sedan looks sporty image. The front part of the car looks bright and aggressive due to slightly "frowning" head optics with bi-xenon filling. Kinship with other models of the brand gives a chrome grille and embossed hood.

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The front bumper is crowned with a large air intake and fog lamps with chrome trim. Side sedan looks interesting, slightly bold. The Infiniti Q70 silhouette is fast-moving and dynamic, and the most noticeable details are the roof falling to the stern, the long hood, the “inflated” wheel arches, and the characteristic “rib” extending from the front to the rear optics along the entire length of the body. The Infiniti Q70 looks massively and thoroughly, and the sporty character of the car is underlined by the embossed bumper with two chrome exhaust pipes, a small spoiler on the edge of the trunk lid and stylish optics with LEDs.

Standard tires are installed 245/50 R18 on stylish 18 alloy wheels, as an option you can order tires 245 / 40R20 on exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels (standard on Sport equipment). External dimensions of the body Infiniti Q70 2014: 4945 mm in length, 1845 mm in width, 1500 mm in height, 2900 mm wheelbase, front and rear track - 1575 mm and 1570 mm, respectively, clearance - 149 mm (for all-wheel drive versions - 145 mm). Infiniti Q70L 2014 by increasing the size of the wheelbase by 185 mm to 3050 mm has a total body length of 5130 mm. The remaining dimensions correspond to the indicators of the version with standard base sizes.

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Doors, hood and trunk lid are made of aluminum, but still the curb weight of the car is high - from 1680 to 1855 kg, depending on the modification. Inside the Infiniti Q70 fully justifies its status as a premium car - the interior is endowed with a solid and elegant design. The atmosphere of luxury and comfort is created due to the high level of equipment and the abundance of soft panels. The interior of the sedan is trimmed with high-quality and expensive leather and natural wood (Japanese ash), and the center console has aluminum inlays.

The center console bulges a bit into the cabin. The seven-inch color display is right in front of your eyes, but all functions are controlled by a proprietary keyboard. Below you can watch the audio control unit. Well, the most unusual element of the interior are stylish analogue clocks. On the Infiniti Q70 installed comfortable front seats with expressive lateral support, electric adjustments and heated (in expensive versions - with ventilation). There is enough space for passengers of any build, from the conveniences there is a wide central armrest. For the rear passengers set soft sofa.

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Depending on the level of equipment, passengers of the second row are provided with such bells and whistles as a multimedia system (the screens are integrated into the head restraints of the front seats), individual climate control and the volume of "music". The most interesting is the supply of free space and comfort for passengers in the second row of the version of the Infiniti Q70L. For the legs of those sitting in the back, 823 mm is provided, so that by adjusting the optimum backrest angle with the help of an electric drive, you can safely throw your foot behind the leg.

The trunk of the Q70 sedan with a standard and increased wheelbase is ready to take no more than 500 liters of cargo. However, uneven walls and strongly protruding inward wheel arches make it not very convenient for use (in the depth of the compartment the opening is too narrow). Under the raised floor there was a place only for the spare wheel. The luggage compartment lid is equipped with an electric drive, the fuel tank holds 80 liters of gasoline.

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On the Infiniti Q70 installed three gasoline engines. The role of the base engine performs a 2.5-liter V-shaped "six" with the factory designation VQ25HR capacity of 222 hp and 253 Nm of torque limit (sent exclusively to the rear wheels). Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 9.2 seconds. The maximum speed is 231 km / h.

Fuel consumption: in the city - 13.3 liters, on the highway - 7.9 liters, in mixed mode - 9.9 liters (for every 100 km). The following two units are equipped with ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive transmission with a multi-plate clutch in the front wheel drive. In standard modes, the entire thrust is fed to the rear wheels, and in the event of their slipping, up to 50% of the torque can be directed to the front axle. The intermediate engine is a 3.7-liter V6 (factory index VQ37VHR) with VVEL throttle-free mixing system, which gives 333 “horses” and 363 Nm of thrust.

It provides a sedan acceleration to the first hundred in just 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 246 km / h. The fuel consumption per 100 km of the journey in the combined cycle is 10.9 liters (15.3 liters in urban mode, 8.4 liters on the highway). The flagship is a 5.6-liter V8 with a capacity of 408 horsepower, which develops 550 Nm of torque. With this engine, the Q70 accelerates to 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds.

The maximum speed of 250 km / h. For every 100 kilometers, the premium sedan “eats” 12.5 liters of gasoline in mixed mode, 18.7 liters while driving in the city and 8.9 liters on a country road. Regardless of the selected engine and configuration, a pair of automatic gearboxes are offered in seven steps. It has the function of switching to manual mode. On the box installed Infinity Drive system. It includes four modes that change the operation of the throttle, the engine and the transmission itself.

Depending on the selected mode, you can maximize the speed and acceleration potential of Infiniti, or else switch to fuel economy mode. It is expected that a hybrid power plant will appear on the car a little later, which will consist of a three-and-a-half-liter gasoline six-cylinder engine, as well as a lithium-ion battery. The power of the main unit will be 302 hp, the electric motor will add another 67 hp. As a result, the power plant develops about 360 hp. The main feature of the design of the car is that the platform for its creation was chosen the same, that is, the engines are installed closer to the cabin, behind the front axle.

That is what makes it possible to get almost perfect weight distribution. For greater rigidity of the body in torsion and bending, the most critical places for deformations are laser welded. The sedan has rear-wheel drive RWD as standard and all-wheel drive AWD for more expensive and powerful versions. Restyling did not affect the design of the suspension: all the same double wishbone in the front and an independent multi-link rear suspension. However, instead of the rear double-piston shock absorbers, new ones were installed, reconfiguring the entire suspension as a whole was aimed at providing a smoother sedan ride. All wheels are equipped with new ventilated disc brakes.

The brake system is supplemented with active safety systems EBD and BAS and anti-lock ABS. Driving is carried out by means of a rack and pinion steering mechanism. Infiniti Q70 2015 in the Russian market is offered in four trim levels. The basic Premium version is equipped with 4-channel ABS, emergency braking assistance, airbags (front and side), xenon headlights, LED lights, full power accessories, rain and light sensors, leather trim with wooden inserts, dual-zone climate control , chip key with push-button ignition, cruise control, two-channel "music" with 10 speakers and other equipment.

Elite version in addition to all of the above navigation system, two-zone climate control installation of a new generation, electric rear curtain and adaptive cruise control. Distinctive features of the Sport package are the availability of the Bose high-end audio system with 16 speakers, sports brakes and active safety systems. The top-of-the-line Hi-Tech is equipped with a multimedia complex for rear passengers with two color displays (each has a 7-inch diagonal) and an active safety package (plus all equipment of more affordable versions).

The electronic sedan system Infiniti Q70 has received a number of new products in terms of greater safety. It is an intelligent frontal collision warning system, a system with a circular view and a bird's-eye view, which helps to safely park a car, as well as an improved emergency braking system.

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