Monthly Archives November 2014

Impression: The 2015 Infiniti Q70L

I am pretty sure you will not see the 2015 Infiniti Q70L on the road very easily. People who are looking for a full-size luxury sedan will typically go for the Mercedes-Benz S-class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8 and also the Lexus LS. The Infiniti Q70L is actually based on a mid-size sedan with stretched wheelbase to make it qualify for the “full size” category.


I have checked out the 2015 Q70L during last month’s Orange County auto show.


From the outside, you can tell it is a long-wheelbase Q70 by: 1. the “Q70L” badge on the rear trunk lid; 2. the visually long length of the car body’s side profile.


The 2015 Infiniti q70L has a wheelbase of 120...

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Latest BMW M2 News: Will Keep Using N55 Engine

Two weeks ago we heard some updates from our source that the upcoming 2016 M2 will be equipped with a completely new designed S57 engine and it produces around 400hp.

Now it looks like the information is not 100% correct: there is a NEWER update that indicates the M2 will still keep the N55 engine, but it will probably be upgraded with 2 turbochargers (instead one on the standard N55 engine), and the final output will be around 380hp. Below is a rendering of the 2016 BMW M2.


In fact, it doesn’t matter whether the engine is called the S57 or N55, the most important thing is that: it WILL be twin-turbocharged...

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2015 Volvo XC90 T8 Trim: Canada Pricing Released

For some consumers, a V8 engine seems to be a must-have when purchasing an SUV. Those who have this in mind must be disappointed when they first looked at the upcoming 2015 XC90’s specification sheet: because only 4-cylinder engines are offered in the new XC90.


But how about a powertrain that is equivalent, or even better than the traditional V8 engine? The XC90 has an answer for you: the XC90 T8 trim.


The 2015 XC90 T8 has a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which is good for 320hp; it also has an electric motor driving the rear wheels, which offers another 80hp. The total combined output is rated at 400hp and 472 lb-ft of torque...

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