2017 Infiniti Q70 Release Date, Info & Specs

The new 2017 Infiniti Q70 falls short of our expectations and doesn’t come with the standard set by other leading midsize luxury sedans in the segment. Some of the defining features for the fresh Q70 include strong crash-test scores, plenty of high-tech safety features, and an admirable fuel economy. Its release date should be expected sometime during the 4th Q of 2016.

Apart from a few changes, the new Infiniti Q70 returns unchanged.

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Despite previous efforts of changing its nameplate, the model appears to be showing some greying areas. Some of the ageing features are well pronounced from the feature content and refinement which have fallen from the previous grace. However, it still offers a long-wheelbase variant which, at least, sets it apart from the crowded segment.

The long-wheelbase version which is commonly referred to as the Q70l adds up to 5.9” of additional rear legroom. With such an impressive legroom, it might prove to be a cost effective alternative to large sedans like the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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Surprisingly, though, the vehicle lacks the extra seat accoutrements that are mostly needed to make it compete effectively with the luxury-themed Mercedes S-Class sedan. Things are a bit lively under the hood of the Q70, as the vehicle comes with a 3.7L V6 engine rated at an impressive 330 hp. Wait! Although the engine suggests an impressive output, the vehicle doesn’t ride and feel energetic.

Fortunately, for those bored with the long list of disappointing Q70 features there is, hopefully, an alternative galore. Some of them include the 2017 BMW 5 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2017 Cadillac CT6, and the 2017 Jaguar XF.

Available Trims – Infiniti Q70

The five-passenger 2017 Infiniti Q70 is available in just two trims: a 3.7 (V6) and a 5.6 (V8) engine. Both of which are further available in long-wheelbase Q70l form. You can find the Q70 Hybrid in a separate review.

Exterior Redesign & Interior Review – 2017 Infiniti Q70

Standard accessories available for the 3.7 and Hybrid trims include power folding mirrors, a sunroof, LED headlights and foglights, 18” wheels, cruise control, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a soft-close trunk lid, auto-dimming mirrors, leatherette upholstery, a power telescopic and tilt steering wheel, a gearshift knob, an eight-way power-adjustable heated front seats, a rearview camera, wood interior trim, driver memory settings, Bluetooth phone connectivity, satellite radio, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, and a 7” infotainment system.

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The Hybrid further adds heated rear seats, rear reading lamps, a rear 12-V power outlet, and a soft-close rear doors.

Opting for the 5.6 gets you rear parking sensors, a navigation system, voice controls, an 8” display, Bluetooth streaming, an upgraded 10-speaker Bose audio system, a surround-view parking camera system, Infiniti Connection telematics, cooled front seats, and leather upholstery.

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The Deluxe Touring package gets you added seat bolstering, a 16-speaker Bose premium sound system, upgraded gauge, upgraded leather upholstery, power rear sunshade, adaptive headlights, silver powdered wood trim, a power rear sunshade, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, lane-change assist, a collision warning system, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

The Performance Tire and Wheel package offers upgraded brakes, all-season performance tires, and 20” wheels. Tacking on a sport-tuned suspension, 20” wheels, unique front exterior styling, a leather stitched gauge pod, aluminum pedals, sport seats, paddle shifters, and upgraded brakes is the Sport package.

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The Premium Select Edition package offers different 20” wheels, dark chrome exterior trim, a rear spoiler, illuminated door sills, aluminum interior trim, simulated-suede headliner, upgraded brakes, all-season performance tires, premium leather upholstery, and a dark rear bumper finisher.

Engine Specs – 2017 Infiniti Q70

Employing a 3.7L V6 rated at 330 horsepower and 270 lbs. of torque is the base 2017 Infiniti Q70.

Every trim comes fitted with a seven-speed auto transmission system, as is the standard front-wheel-drive. Non-hybrid models have the option of getting the all-wheel-drive system.

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During our won test drive, the 2017 Infiniti Q70 3.7 was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. According to Infiniti, the Q70 returns fuel economy ratings of 18/26/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The 5.6 trim comes fitted with a 5.6L V8 engine good for 417 pounds of torque and 420 horsepower. The RWD Q70 returns 16/24/19 mpg, and 16/23/18 mpg for the all-wheel-drive.

Price & 2017 Infiniti Q70l release date

The fresh 2017 Infiniti Q70 sedan goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $49,850. We should expect the vehicle sometime during the 4th Q of 2016.

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2017 Hyundai Azera Release Date, Review, News

The new 2017 Hyundai Azera tags along a comfortable ride, feature rich interior, serene ride at top speeds, and a conservative design.

Some of the defining attributes for the Azera include a smooth ride, a long warranty coverage, spacious and quiet cabin, a large trunk and a feature galore. Its release date should be expected during the 2nd Q of 2016.

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Install for you for the 2017 Azera model is a stop-start technology, adaptive cruise control, an automatic vehicle hold function, an electronic parking brake, and mild exterior tweaks.
Not long ago, buying a large sedan felt like purchasing a rental car.

Finally, that is now in the past, thanks to intricately designed and well-appointed vehicles like the new 2017 Hyundai Azera. The vehicle comes with a substantial improvement in many areas including a refreshing style and a sense of appeal, lots of practicality, and lots of functionality.

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Sharp creases and lines define the exterior design while the cabin offers a lot of features and technologies that make it an appealing, functional car. Nothing was left to chance when the Azera was designed, and the rental fleet-ish mentality about the new Azera from Hyundai is no more.

Buyers who opt for the base model will also be surprised by the stuff they find there, including a slew of safety features and technologies like rear cross traffic alert and blind-spot warning system. Taking things to a whole new level is the top-rated Azera Limited trim that tacks in adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, and frontal collision warning.

2017 Hyundai Azera front view, grille and headlights

Additionally, every Azera comes standard with upscale features like Pandora, Siri Eyes Free, and a navigation system. Moving on, under the hood, buyers should expect a base 3.3L V6 engine that makes moving the large Azera gutsy and confident on the highway.

Some users may find the six-speed automatic transmission a little bit unresponsive but it moves the sedan with effortless smoothness. There is a nice balance between control and comfort, while a cavernous trunk and a rear-and front passenger room means you have enjoyable and comfortable long trips.

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It is imperative to note that the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Azera competes in its own world, and the competition available is nothing formidable. Some of the rivals include the 2017 Chrysler 300, 2017 Buick LaCrosse, and the 2017 Kia Cadenza.

Available Trims – Hyundai Azera

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The five-passenger full-size 2017 Hyundai Azera sedan is available in two trims: base and the top-of-the-line Limited trims. The 2017 Hyundai Azera Hybrid is reviewed separately.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Brochure – 2017 Hyundai Azera

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

Standard equipment to expect from the base model include automatic climate control (dual-zone), keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, foglights, 12-way power driver seat, an 8-way power front passenger seat, seat bottom extension, power lumbar adjustment, driver memory settings, blind-spot monitoring, a power adjustable telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding capability, a chilled glovebox, ventilated and heated front seats, and heated rear seats. Electronic features include integrated smartphone app, an 8” touchscreen interface, auxiliary audio inputs, a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency communications, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 14-speaker sound system, and a rearview camera.

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The top-of-the-line 2017 Hyundai Azera comes equipped with xenon headlights, automatic hold function, LED foglights, 19” alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, manual side-window sunshades, a panoramic sunroof, an electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, stop-start stability, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning systems, and lane-departure warning system.

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Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Azera

A 3.3L V6 engine rated at 293 hp and 255 pounds of torque comes under the hood of the new 2017 Hyundai Azera. A six-speed auto transmission system is the default system, as is the front-wheel drive.

During Edmunds 2017 Hyundai Azera test drive, the Azera was able to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 6.8 seconds.

2017 Hyundai Azera engine

According to Hyundai, the EPA fuel economy ratings for the base model stand at 20/29/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined. On the other hand, the base Azera returns 19/28/22 mpg.

Release Date & 2017 Hyundai Azera Price

Expect the new 2017 Hyundai Azera to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $34,100. As for the release date, expect the vehicle in dealerships during the 2nd Q of 2016.

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2013 Hyundai Azera Reviews, Prices and Specifications in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt
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2017 BMW 5 Series Release Date, Review, News

The redesigned BMW 5series for 2017 is undoubtedly one of the most reliable and efficient car you’ll find in its segment. It comes with a plethora of upscale features such as a comfortable and composed ride, impressive fuel economy ratings and a superb engine lineup, and a bespoke interior packed with high-tech technologies. Its release date should be expected sometime early next year.

A first for the BMW 5 Series include standard Bluetooth and USB functionality, Harman Kardon sound system, black carpeting and interior panels update for beige cabins for improved longevity.

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Those following the latest news on the 5 Series rivals could easily brandish the 2017 BMW 5 Series a lame duck due to the glut currently experienced in the segment with more and more brands proving their worth. And yet, not even a tidbit seems behind the times or stale. In a nutshell, the BMW 5 Series is among the latest invigoration from BMW.
The vehicle compares dissimilarly to the prior models before it. It comes with an impeccable interior design, and is big and comfy with more emphasis put on luxury amenities rather than the sporty aspect. It is well suited for those looking for a spacious cabin fitted with every extravagant technology available today, but might be a hard sell for anyone looking for driving enthusiast hellbent on superb handling and steering precision.

True, the segment is chock full of matching or even better alternatives than the 2017 BMW 5 Series, however, depending on your priorities, the new 5 Series still remains an excellent choice for anyone looking for comfort and space. Other alternatives include 2017 Cadillac CTS, 2017 Audi A6, 2017 Jaguar XF, and 2017 Lexus GS 350.

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BMW 5 Series – Available Trims

The four-door five passenger 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan is available in a whopping four trims: base 528i, 535i, 535d and top-of-the-line 550i. The “xDrive” connotation which will be used extensively in the review suggests an all-wheel-drive system. The M5 and ActiveHybrid5 variations are covered under a separate review, as is the 2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo hatchback.

Exterior Spy Review & 2017 BMW 5 Series Interior Changes

First spy photos of the new BMW 5 Series for 2017
First spy photos of the new BMW 5 Series for 2017

The base 528i trim is available with auto-dimming heated mirrors, 17” wheels, 10-way power front seats, driver memory functions, adaptive and automatic xenon headlights, driver-selectable vehicle settings, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, automatic wipers, four-way power lumbar, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic cruise control, LED foglights and accent lighting, and exterior heated mirrors.

Standard technology features available for the 5 Series include HD and Satellite radio, a media player interface, Bluetooth audio and phone interface, iDrive interface, 20GB digital music interface, a navigation system, audio jack and voice controls.

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The 535i and 535d adds more powerful engines, leather upholstery, and 18” wheels.
The top-of-the-line 2017 BMW 5 Series 550i adds a power trunk lid, satellite radio, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, passenger memory functions, 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, keyless entry and ignition, and 14-way multicontour fore seats.

A variety of optional packages are available across the entire trim lineup. Opting for the Premium package gets you leather upholstery, satellite radio, and keyless entry and ignition. The Cold Weather package adds retractable headlight washers, a steering heated seat, and heated front and rear seats. The Lighting package adds automatic high beams and LED headlights.

The Driver Assistance package comes bundled with an enhanced instrument cluster, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and a heads-up display.

Engine Specs – 2017 BMW 5 Series

A turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder manual transmission engine rated at 241 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque inspires the 2017 BMW 528i trim. It uses up 6.4 seconds in accelerating from 0-60 mph. Its EPA fuel economy ratings for the rear-wheel-drive stand at 23/34/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 22/34/26 mpg with the all-wheel-drive (xDrive).

Next up is a turbocharged 3.0L inline-6 engine good for 300 horsepower and 300 pounds of torque. It powers the 535i trim.

Stepping up the performance to another level is the 535d trim that comes with a 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 engine rated at 255 horsepower and 413 pounds of torque under its hood.
Finally, a turbocharged 4.4L V8 rated at 445 horsepower and 480 pounds of torque powers the top-of-the-line 550i trim.

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Price & 2017 BMW 5 Series Wagon Release Date

Its release date should be expected sometime early next year. As for its price, expect to pay an MSRP starting from $62,872.
You can also find the lease details online.