Need a hand choosing your next luxury midsize car? You’ve got a handful of options, but few sedans can match the glamor of the top dogs in the bunch. Take the new 2018 INFINITI Q70 and BMW 5 Series, for example: both are classy, stylish, and sophisticated cars that turn heads. But is it possible to choose one over the other? Read our Q70 vs. 5 Series comparison to see if the newest INFINITI sedan is right for you.
Under the Q70’s hood, a vibrant 3.7L V6 runs the show, churning out 330 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a smooth-shifting seven-speed transmission, and four unique driving modes are also available to enhance ride quality. Standard and Eco modes should suit everyday driving around Roanoke, while Sport and Snow are obviously built for rugged terrain and Virginia’s ugliest winters.
The base BMW 530i is fitted with a 2.0-liter turbo-four that makes a meager 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
As you’d imagine, flurries of luxe refinement can be found inside the new INFINITI Q70, including standard features such as:
- Heated front seats
- Intelligent Key USB Ports
- Mini overhead console storage
- Front height-adjustable seat belts
- Cooled front seats (5.6X LUXE model)
Passenger volume and spaciousness are also squarely in the Q70’s camp. The cabin offers 104 cubic feet of room, 44 inches of front legroom, and over 56.7 inches of rear shoulder room. The base BMW 5 Series provides passengers with just 99 cubic feet of space, 41.4 inches of front legroom, and under 56 inches of shoulder room in the back.
For the price, you get far more oomph out of the INFINITI Q70 sedan, particularly when comparing the range-topping trims (Q70 5.6X LUXE vs. BMW M550). Both sedans come with the following fan-favorites:
- Available Adaptive Cruise Control
- Integrated garage door opener
- Dual zone AC
- Headlight washer
- Daytime running lights
- Available Parking Assist system
- Available Lane-Departure Warning
- Keyless entry
- Available Blind-Spot Monitoring
- Available Forward Collision Warning
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers
- Available Backup Collision Alert
The INFINITI Q70 LUXE model, priced a few thousand bucks under the BMW M550, is a better bargain considering these shared features, and its 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty overpowers BMW’s 48-month/50,000-mile protection.
Experience the New Q70 at Berglund INFINITI of Roanoke
The latest Q70 sedan is truly breathtaking, but seeing is believing, so take a trip into our Roanoke INFINITI dealership to take the new 2018 Q70 for a spin around town. Our sales team would be happy to show you all the reasons why the Q70 a BMW-beater. To set up a test drive or ask us about our current car special offers, call our INFINITI team at (540) 344-6284 or visit our showroom at 5000 Franklin Road in Roanoke, VA. We serve customers throughout the area, including those in Blacksburg and Staunton.
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