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The Top Gear car review:Infiniti Q70

Overall verdict
Interesting, but there are much, much better cars available for the same money.


Quick in Hybrid guise, exclusivity, dealers supposedly excellent


Crashy ride, steering


What is it?

Infiniti is the posh arm of Nissan, and it’s been selling well in America for years now. So they thought they’d bring it over to Europe, just as the biggest recession in decades took hold. Whoops. But Infiniti is persisting, and the car that takes the fight to the 5-Series and E-Class is this, the Q70 (formerly, the M). It’s got all the right engines now – petrol, diesel, hybrid – and all trim levels come loaded with standard spec. Not that any of this is really helping sales over here.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
3.5h Premium Tech 4dr Auto
5.3s 145g/km 45.6 364 £47,855
The cheapest
3.7 V6 Sport Tech 4dr Auto
6.2s 249g/km 26.2 320 £44,625
The greenest
3.5h Premium Tech 4dr Auto
5.3s 145g/km 45.6 364 £47,855
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