If you’re the sort of driver who prefers to keep the perceived prowess of their motor on the down low, Infiniti’s Q70 (the model formerly known as the Infiniti M) may well fill the bill for you. To look at it, you do get the idea it’s a nice car, but compared to a BMW, Mercedes or an Audi (any of which the Infiniti can match dynamically) the Q70 simply isn’t a standout.
Perhaps for this reason the model has a tendency to get overlooked when most performance sedan intenders go shopping for their next set of wheels. Too bad though, because the Infiniti Q70 is fast, agile, exceptionally luxurious, and a very well-built automobile. Yeah, its styling is a bit on the frumpy side, but there’s a whole lot of other stuff to love about the top Infiniti model.
Of course, this is real life, so everything has a price. Along with the Infiniti’s speed and agility came something of a tight ride with our Q70 3.7S test car. Where the Germans have adjustable suspension systems to fall back upon, our test Infiniti’s suspenders have but one state of tune. This means while the Audi, BMW, and Mercedes can offer up both a cushy ride and adroit handling in the same car, the Infiniti handles really well—and that’s pretty much it.
Well, uh, more or less.
There is a more comfort oriented version of the Q70 3.7S called simply the Q70 3.7, this version of the car is offered with a slightly softer suspension setup for those who value ride over handling.