A long wheelbase sedan
Lou Ann Hammond, Tue, 01 Mar 2016 08:20:03 PST
This week I drove the 2016 Infiniti Q70L V-8. L for long wheelbase.
Most long wheelbase vehicles are built for the Chinese market and subsequently sold in the United States. It is common in China for the wealthy to be driven, and they want more leg room and plushness in the back.
The V-8 engine found in the Titan, and on the Q70L, can produce 416 horsepower, and 414 lb-ft of torque with a decent low-end torque to get me around that corner and to merge on that highway traffic in style. The Q70L is offered with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, plus a choice of 3.7-liter V6 and 5.6-liter V8 engines.
There are four modes of driving pleasure to choose from, Standard, Eco, Sport or Snow. Some of the luxury appointments in the four-door sedan are cooled-heated seats, 8-way power front seats, and lots of smooth leather and rich wood grains.
EPA says the Q70L mpg is 16 city/23 highway. The MSRP starting price is $67,050, my price out the door was $76,770. The competitors would be the BMW 7-series and the Jaguar XJ. I would also look at the Hyundai Genesis, Kia K900 and the Lincoln MKZ.
The 2016 Infiniti Q70 is available in five models:
2016 Infiniti Q70 3.7 (V6 rear-wheel drive) $49,850
2016 Infiniti Q70 3.7 AWD (V6 all-wheel drive) $52,000
2016 Infiniti Q70 5.6 RWD (V8 rear-wheel drive) $62,850
2016 Infiniti Q70 5.6 AWD (V8 all-wheel drive) $65,350
2016 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid (3.5L V6 Direct Response Hybrid System - rear wheel drive) $55,900
The 2016 Infiniti Q70Lis available in four models:
2016 Infiniti Q70L 3.7 (V6 rear-wheel drive) $51,350
2016 Infiniti Q70L 3.7 AWD (V6 all-wheel drive) $53,500
2016 Infiniti Q70L 5.6 (V8 rear-wheel drive) $64,550
2016 Infiniti Q70L 5.6 AWD (V8 all-wheel drive) $67,050
All models equipped with 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode