In 2014, INFINITI was elbows deep into its new naming system, and with this the old INFINITI M became the new Q70. In 2015, INFINITI chose to lengthen the Q70's wheelbase by 5.9 inches, giving the rear-seat passengers an extra 5.6 inches of legroom. This extra legroom is mostly aimed at executives who have a driver, resulting in a lot more time spent doing business deals in the back than driving from Point A to Point B. This longer Q70 carries the name Q70L.
What's New For 2015
The Q70L is an all-new model for 2015.
Choosing Your INFINITI Q70L
Choosing the Q70L that fits your needs the best is rather straightforward. The first decision is which drivetrain you prefer. The base drivetrain includes a 3.7-liter V6 that produces 330 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The other option is a 5.6-liter V-8 that delivers 416 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque to the pavement. Both engines are available with optional all-wheel drive and both come standard with a seven-speed auto transmission.
The next decision is choosing which, if any, of the five optional packages you want with your Q70L. Fortunately, INFINITI does not limit any of the packages to a single trim level, giving buyers freedom to build their Q70L as they see fit.
- The least expensive of the packages is actually free of charge, and that's the Premium Package, which includes upgrades like navigation, voice recognition, traffic and weather alerts, INFINITI Connection, an Around View Monitor and a 10-speaker sound system.
- Next up is the $1,150 Performance Tire and Wheel Package, which includes 20-inch alloy wheels and sport brakes.
- Then comes the Technology Package at $3,300, which features items like Intelligent Cruise Control, lane departure with lane departure prevention, blind-spot monitor and intervention, adaptive front lighting and more.
- The Deluxe Touring package chimes in at $3,900 and adds premium items like a Bose Studio Surround Sound system, semi-aniline leather seating, a suede-like headliner, and more.
- Finally, there is the Deluxe Technology package, which includes everything in the Deluxe Touring Package and the Technology Package -- it runs $7,200.
After getting the drivetrain and packages all set up, it is simply a matter of choosing which trim level suits your needs. The two trim levels are named after their respective engines, and they are: