Monthly Archives September 2014

2015 Infiniti Q70 and Q70L Pricing Released

The 2015 model year Q70 comes with several key changes and enhancements, highlighted below:

– added LWB model Q70L, which increased the wheelbase by 5.9-in, which contributes to a total of 120.1-in of wheelbase
– Q70L is available on all Q70 trims except the Q70 Hybrid
– 2015 models has active noise control system, extra noise insulation materials, better sealing and other enhancements, so it runs quieter than before
– Q70L comes with rear automatic-closing doors as standard

The 3.7L V6 version has 330hp, the V8 models has 420hp (416hp in the Q70L model) and the Q70 Hybrid has a combined rating of 360hp.

You can get more details in the below official press release.

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Mercedes-Benz Will Sell The V12 2016 G65 AMG in US

For those who is rich enough and want to buy a SUV whose engine has the most cylinders, now comes one of the ultimate choices: the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG with a twin-turbo 6.0L V12 engine.

The G65 AMG is not a new creation, because Mercedes-Benz has released in other markets back in 2012. The V12 monster has 612 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque, routed to its four wheels via a 7-speed automatic transmission. Official 0-100kmh (0-62mph) time is 5.3 seconds and top speed is 143mph.

You may wonder why the 612hp SUV only has a 143mph limited speed: that is because the high drag coefficient caused by the boxed-shaped exterior, and also the suitability of its suspension setup to ...

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Yes, Infiniti Will Also Make The Long Wheelbase QX50L

Maybe you are thinking making long wheelbase version of a sedan is a normal thing for car manufacturers these days, how about making a LWB version of a crossover?

Well, you may cite the 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL as an example. But please be reminded that those are body-on-frame trucks, and it is much easier to extend the frame’s wheelbase than an unibody-structured automobile.

For Infiniti, we have known it is making the Q50L and Q70L (the later one will come to US market for the 2015 model year). But today Infiniti dropped us another bomb, which is saying it is also working on a LWB QX50, a.k.a QX50L...

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