129g/km from new diesel engined Infiniti Q70

2015-04-07 18:26:43

A new entry-level 168bhp 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, has been inserted under the bonnet of the Infiniti Q70. Starting from £32,650, the new model hopes to steal sales away from the likes of the BMW 5-Series, Jaguar XF and Mercedes-Benz E-class.

The new engine produces 295lb ft of torque and has been developed as part of Infiniti’s strategic co-operation with Daimler. It replaces the old 3.0-litre V6 diesel. Infiniti says that the combination “offers stunning performance”. Emissions of 129g/km of CO2 isn’t too bad either and means that it qualifies for tax of just £110 per year and for company car drivers, means they will be liable for 21% Benefit-in-Kind tax (rising to 23% from April).

Infiniti’s engineers have worked hard on improving the Q70’s refinement too, by fitting better quality insulation to the cabin and reworking the suspension to provide a better quality ride.

The Infiniti Q70 is available in a choice of four trims: Premium, Sport, Premium Tech and Sport Tech.

To sweeten the deal still further, even the entry level £32,650 Infiniti Q70 2.2d Premium has been loaded with standard equipment, including LED headlights, satellite navigation, a full-leather interior with ventilated front seats, all-round parking sensors and a reversing camera. It has also been afforded upmarket looks too, courtesy of chrome-finished exterior highlights on the front grille and 18-inch alloy wheels. The sharper new design brings the executive saloon into closer alignment with the recently launched Q50.

Upgrade to the Sport models, which start from £35,850, and you get extra exterior design enhancements and 20-inch alloy wheels.

A Tech Pack is available on Premium and Sport models which boosts safety and luxury levels by including functions such as intelligent cruise control, lane departure warning, an around-view monitor, a 16-speaker Bose stereo, and an air conditioning system that pumps a soothing forest-based aroma throughout the interior.

The revised Infiniti Q70 is available to order now. 

This article was prepared by our car news team First4Auto
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Andrew Merritt-Morling
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