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Smaller diesel and smaller price to make Infiniti Q70 more competitive


An compelling entry price point, lower CO2 and extra equipment including full LED front and rear lighting are hoped to put the revised Infiniti Q70 on more consumers' consideration lists in 2015.

The upgraded model, in UK showrooms from January, starts from £32,650 with a new Q70 2.2d derivative powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine and seven-speed auto transmission developed as part of Infiniti’s strategic cooperation with Daimler.

The new 2.2-litre diesel unit in the Q70 emits 129g/km of CO2 and produces 168bhp and 400nm of torque with efficiency of 57.6mpg. It replaces the 3.0-litre V6 diesel previously offered in Q70, which produced 199g/km CO2 emissions and managed 37.7mpg.

Standard equipment includes full LED headlights, a rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, Connectiviti+ navigation, 18-inch wheels and leather seats with ventilation.

It is expected that such attractive pricing for a large premium saloon - its rival BMW 5 Series starts at £33,665 for a 518d Luxury with manual transmission - will make the Q70 2.2d model the most popular Q70 variant in the UK market.

As well as the new diesel engine, the Q70 for 2015 is available with a 3.7-litre V6 petrol unit and, for the flagship, the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid powertrain with CO2 emissions at 145g/km.

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