Upgrade to first class with the Infiniti Q70L

 
If you have  $50,000 to $65,000 to spend on a luxury sedan, you have a few options. You can get mid-sized sedan like the Mercedes E-Class or the BMW 5-Series, or you can upgrade to the full-sized Infiniti Q70L.

The Infiniti Q70L has Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7-Series, and Audi A8L qualities at a fraction of the price. You get a flagship vehicle with exceptinal ride quality, advanced technologies, and enough leg room for backseat passangers to stretch their legs with an additional six inches of leg room.

 
The interior of the Infiniti Q70L is very posh. The center consol, dash, and doors are dressed with real wood and soft the interior is lined with sof to the touch leather. An available 1o speaker Bose sounds system with twin speakers on the headrest of the front seats is litterally music to my ears – It creates a personalized sound experince for each occupant.

The Infiniti Q70L is avialable in two different engine configurations: a 3.7L V6 that produces 330 horsepower and a 5.6L V8 that produces 416 horsepower. The V8 moves! Both drivetrain option come with a 7-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly, but quickly when needed.

The usual flagship level features are standard with the 5.6L varient of the Infiniti Q70L, such as a 360 degree camera and and climate controled seats. So far $64,000 you are not just getting a bigger engine.

The overall design of the Inifiti Q70L has had a major update in almost a decade. This is good for buyers, because they can expect their car to look modern for years to come.

Luxury meets sport with the Infiniti Q60S Limited 6MT

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Outside of a couple Porsches, the Corvette and a handful of BMWs, it is rare to find a true luxury car with a sports tuned suspension, performance exhaust and a manual transmission. Most manufactures have opted to replace the manual gearbox for a dual-clutch transmission. Sure, a dual-clutch transmission shifts faster than a manual, but it takes away half of the fun! I love the feeling of shifting from 1st to 2nd while accelerating from a stop. And the art of downshifting and rev matching moments before you head into a turn is exhilarating. The Infiniti Q60S Limited 6MT has all of this more. 

The coupe is powered by 3.7L V6 engine that produces 330 horsepower and 270 pounds of torque. The engine’s modern design features 24 valves and dual overhead cams. My favorite part is the 6-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter. It is easy to use and gives you a sense of power while changing gears. I was surprised to find that the transmission doesn’t offer rev-matching… It is a recent technology, but its sibling, the Nissan 370z has offered it for several years. The Infiniti Q60S Limited 6MT also comes with a viscous limited-slip differential to help maintain superior launch control.

The 2014 Infiniti Q60 is the embodiment of "Inspired Performance," offering an unmatched combination of dynamic design, exhilarating performance and a modern, luxuriously crafted interior.

The Infiniti Q60S Limited 6MT offers luxury in all the right places. The seats are comfortable on long drives, the Bose Sound System is superb, and the red-stitched sport seats are sexy! The powered steering wheel and dash cluster are unique to Infiniti: When you move the steering column up, the instrument cluster on the dash moves with it.

If you want a true sports car, but desire comfort and luxury, the Infiniti Q60S Limited 6MT is a smart choice. The standard manual transmission and sports turned suspension positions it along side Porsche and BMW in the luxury sports car category.

The Infiniti QX80 is a modern day “Land Yacht.”

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The full-size luxury SUV segment has many choices, but amongst the top, is the Infiniti QX80. It is a modern day land yacht – and that is a great thing! The term was popularized in the 1950s and 60s when the most impressive cars on the road were filled with luxurious amenities and had generous proportions. The Infiniti QX80 is big, beautiful, and sexy at the same time.

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The inside is even more beautiful than the outside: The large front seats are wrapped in ultra smooth leather. The wood trim on the dash stretches around the front cabin. Polish metals decorate the buttons and controls.

The Infiniti QX80 has the most beautiful steering wheel I have seen on a modern car. The outside of the wheel features wood trim to give it a polished look, while the inside of the wheel features leather to increase grip.

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I still don’t know which I prefer: the front or the back…. Rear passengers will enjoy the unusually large captain’s chairs, a fixed arm rest, and two 7″ video screens. The 15-speaker Bose sound system sounds great throughout the entire car.

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If you need to seat seven, the Infiniti QX80 features a third row of seats. They easily fold flat – with a touch of a button – to increase cargo capacity. This enables you to fit yourself, three friends, and bunch of furniture in the car.

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The Infiniti QX80 is large SUV, but it is easy to drive – It doesn’t feel as big as it is when you get behind the wheel. Part of that is thanks to a powerful 5.6L V8 engine and a hydraulic body motion control system, which gives you better cornering and a smooth ride.

The vehicle is well insulated, so with the windows closed, you get placed into a tranquil setting – even during the middle of rush hour traffic.

Most impressive is the base price for this vehicle. The Infiniti QX80 starts at around $63,000. For a fully loaded Infiniti QX80, with nearly every option, you are looking at about $80,000… Still an amazing price for what you get.