What’s New For INFINITI’s 2018 Model Year

By bakermotorcompany | Posted in Infiniti on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 10:30 AM



Each year, INFINITI wows customers with desirable updates and new models, and 2018 is no exception. This model year includes significant improvements to the Q50 sports sedan and the QX80 SUV. What should you be on the lookout for in 2018? INFINITI reveals, “Later this year, watch for the unveiling of an all-new 2019 QX50, which is based on the QX50 Concept that made its global debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.” Check out INFINITI’s descriptions of their 2018 lineup!


INFINITI’s best-selling model, the Q50 sports sedan, receives an updated exterior treatment with new front and rear fascias for PURE and LUXE models and a specific one for the 3.0t SPORT and RED SPORT 400, giving these models a more aggressive stance. There is also a revised and more refined front grille, headlights and taillights, new 18-inch wheels for LUXE, new 19-inch wheels for SPORT models, and black mirror caps for the Q50 RED SPORT 400.


The refined Q50 interior offers a new stitched upper instrument panel, red seat stitching and seat quilting on RED SPORT 400 models. The available paddle shifters have been moved from the steering column and are now incorporated in a new steering wheel.


Finally, the Q50 has new model and option package naming for 2018, with the previous 2.0t now named 2.0t PURE and the former 2.0t Premium now called 2.0t LUXE. New package names include Essential, Sensory, ProASSIST and ProACTIVE.


The wide range of Q50 powertrain choices remains unchanged for 2018 and includes:


Four 2.0-liter turbo models: Q50 2.0t PURE, Q50 2.0t PURE AWD, Q50 2.0t LUXE and Q50 2.0t LUXE AWD


Four 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo models: Q50 3.0t LUXE, Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD, Q50 3.0t SPORT and Q50 3.0t SPORT AWD


Two 3.5-liter Hybrid models: Q50 Hybrid LUXE and Q50 Hybrid LUXE AWD


The 400-horsepower Q50 RED SPORT 400 and Q50 RED SPORT 400 AWD




Following its highly successful re-launch for 2017, the Q60 sport coupe receives one new exterior color, Solar Mica, and new 20-inch wheels with non-run flat tires for the RED SPORT 400. The 3.0t SPORT model’s 19-inch wheels feature a new machined face with gloss-black painted pockets, and tire width has increased from 245 mm to 255 mm.


The Q60 also adopts the global model and packaging naming, including the use of PURE and LUXE model names and Sensory, ProASSIST and ProACTIVE package naming.


Three engines are again available for 2018: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo rated at 208 horsepower; 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo rated at 300 horsepower; and 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo rated at 400 horsepower.


A total of Ten Q60 models are offered:


Four 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo models: Q60 2.0t PURE, Q60 2.0t PURE AWD, Q60 2.0t LUXE and Q60 2.0t LUXE AWD


Four 300-horsepower, 3.0t twin-turbo V6 models: Q60 3.0t LUXE, Q60 3.0t LUXE AWD, Q60 3.0t SPORT and Q60 3.0t SPORT AWD


The 400-horsepower Q60 RED SPORT 400 and RED SPORT 400 AWD




The flagship Q70 and Q70L (long wheelbase) luxury sedans feature revised model naming with LUXE added to all 3.7 V6 and 5.6 V8 models. New package naming includes Essential, Sensory and ProACTIVE. In addition, the INFINITI InTouch™ single display is now standard on all Q70 models.


The 2018 Q70 is available with a choice of three powerplants: 330-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, 420-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 and the Q70 hybrid powertrain.


The Q70 is offered in five standard wheelbase models: Q70 3.7 LUXE, Q70 3.7 LUXE AWD, Q70 5.6 LUXE, Q70 5.6 LUXE AWD and Q70 Hybrid LUXE.


The Q70L long wheelbase is offered in four models: Q70L 3.7 LUXE, Q70L 3.7 LUXE AWD, Q70L 5.6 LUXE and Q70L 5.6 LUXE AWD.


With its balance of coupe sportiness, crossover utility and 5-door versatility, the QX30 returns for its second model year with no significant changes. QX30 comes standard with a 208-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 7-speed dual clutch transmission.


The QX30 is offered in four front-wheel-drive models: QX30, QX30 Luxury, QX30 Premium and QX30 Sport, plus two Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive equipped models: QX30 Luxury AWD and QX30 Premium AWD.


Available driver assistance technologies include Forward Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control and Intelligent Park Assist.


The QX50 is unchanged while preparations are underway for an all-new 2019 QX50. There will not be a 2018 model.


The QX50 is offered in two models: QX50 and QX50 AWD. Both come equipped with a standard 325-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 and 7-speed automatic transmission.


The popular, highly awarded QX60 crossover comes equipped with a standard 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 direct injection engine and an electronically controlled CVT with D-Step Logic.


It is offered in two models: QX60 3.5 RWD and QX60 3.5 AWD. The QX60 Hybrid model will not be offered for the 2018 model year.


The flagship of INFINITI’s SUV lineup, the QX80, receives an extensive update for 2018. New refinements for the luxury full-size SUV will be announced toward the end of 2017.


Test drive a 2018 INFINITI model today at Baker Motor Company in West Ashley.


Mercedes-Benz mbrace Technology

By bakermotorcompany | Posted in Baker Mercedes on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 10:44 AM


The new mbrace technology from Mercedes-Benz is a collection of services and features available in several packages that make driving a Mercedes-Benz more convenient, safe, and enjoyable than ever before.


mbrace Connect is the standard mbrace package that powers many of the technological features of a Mercedes-Benz. This basic package allows you to start your car, lock your doors, or send an address to your navigation system all from your mobile device using the Mercedes me app. Cutting-edge technological safety features, such as automatic collision and alarm notifications, emergency call capabilities, safe ride and crisis assists, are all available in the mbrace Secure package. Entertainment is another highlight of the mbrace technology. The mbrace Entertainment package makes the ride even more enjoyable by providing a never-ending playlist for every trip. There’s so much to enjoy when behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz!


Interested in subscribing to mbrace Connect? Visit us at Baker Motor Company in West Ashley or at Mercedes-Benz of Mount Pleasant today.


INFINITI Wins Best Compact Luxury SUV Award      

By bakermotorcompany | Posted in Baker Infiniti on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 10:00 AM


INFINITI is excellent at creating vehicles that make long-lasting impressions. At the 2017 Texas Truck Rodeo, the INFINITI QX30 Premium AWD model was named Best Compact Luxury SUV.


To determine the winners, 64 vehicles were evaluated by 75 journalists across 21 categories. After two days of evaluation, including testing on local roads and off-road courses, the INFINITI QX30 surpassed the competition thanks to its unique blend of capability, refinement and technology.


“It is a huge honor for INFINITI to receive the Best Compact Luxury SUV Award at the Texas Truck Rodeo, which is widely regarded as one of the most heated events in the truck and SUV category. The QX30’s balance of sportiness and utility make it one of the most popular vehicles in its class, and we’re proud to see it stand out amongst the competition in an important market for the brand and premium vehicles like Texas,” said Randy Parker, Vice President of INFINITI Americas.


The QX30’s combination of a standard 208 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, highly responsive seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and intelligent all-wheel drive made it a formidable contender. The INFINITI QX30 is the perfect everyday vehicle!


Interested in taking the INFINITI QX30 for a test drive? We welcome you to visit us at Baker Motor Company in West Ashley.


The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD

By bakermotorcompany | Posted in Baker Buick GMC Cadillac on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 8:27 PM


The new year is bringing in new features for the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD.


The new 2018 Sierra is offered exclusively as a crew cab and features do-it-all capabilities. The updated model includes an exclusive package of upscale amenities, such as a signature chrome grille, available 20-inch wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, eight-inch customizable driver display, wireless phone charging and more!

The safety features are to not be overlooked. Features such as rear-vision camera systems, StabiliTrak Control System, Rollover Mitigation Technology and Trail Sway Control are just a few of the safety mechanisms that will keep you safe on the road.


There’s nothing ordinary about the 2018 GMC Sierra.


Looking to get behind the wheel of the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD? We encourage you to visit us here at Baker Buick GMC in West Ashley.

The Sprinter Van Serves A New Purpose

By bakermotorcompany | Posted in Baker Mercedes on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 2:57 PM


The Sprinter Van is extremely versatile and has enhanced business practices all over the globe. Now, the Sprinter Van can be used as an ambulance, a function that will help thousands of people. Its spacious interior offers paramedics plenty of room for equipment and professional medical care. The possibilities with the Sprinter Van are endless!



Interested in adding the Sprinter Van to your business? We welcome you to visit us at Baker Motor Company in West Ashley or at Mercedes-Benz of Mount Pleasant.



Jaguar Breaks A World Record

By bakermotorcompany | Posted in Jaguar West Ashley on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 2:42 PM


Jaguar continually pushes limits and explores the unknown, and this year the brand took on the challenge of breaking a world record. The Jaguar XF Sportbrake and skier Graham Bell reached a thrilling average top speed of over 117 miles per hour, smashing the target set by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. To break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, Graham had to achieve an average speed of over 70 miles per hour on his skis, towed by the XF Sportbrake. Take a look at the epic accomplishment!




Interested in tackling the terrain in a Jaguar XF Sportbrake? We encourage you to visit us at Baker Motor Company’s Jaguar West Ashley location.

The Maserati GranCabrio MC Convertible

By bakermotorcompany | Posted in Maserati of Charleston on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 10:40 AM

The open-top Maserati GranCabrio MC truly shows the brand’s iconic style and sportiness. It is the perfect choice for ambitious drivers because it offers more power, a faster gearshift and a distinctively aggressive look.


Inspired by the success of the GranTurismo MC Stradale’s masterly translation and adaptation of racing characteristics for use on the road, the GranCabrio MC completes the open-top range with a highly sporty and powerful look, while maintaining the strengths and characteristics of a true grand tourer, ideal for long journeys. The GranCabrio MC is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine (delivering 460 horsepower) in combination with the MC Auto Shift transmission and the Sport Skyhook suspension system. The convertible accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour just 4.9 seconds. There’s so much power to explore with the Maserati GranCabrio.


Interested in getting behind the wheel of the GranCabrio? We welcome you to visit us at Baker Motor Company in West Ashley.


13 Reasons To Love The 2018 GLA

By bakermotorcompany | Posted in Baker Mercedes on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 10:09 AM


Mercedes-Benz creates some of the world’s most exciting and ambitious motorcars. This year, the 2018 GLA received 13 model changes that make the vehicle more thrilling than ever before. Take a look at the GLA’s new enhancements.


  • Redesigned front and rear bumpers
  • New wheel designs (both optional and standard)
  • New Canyon Beige paint color available
  • New standard 18″ wheels
  • Rearview camera now standard
  • 8″ High-Resolution display now standard
  • New standard Sail Pattern trim
  • New instrument cluster design
  • LED headlamps now optionally available
  • Android Auto added to Smartphone Integration Package
  • New Black Ash Matte wood trim available
  • Ice Edition (GLA250) – limited special edition
  • AMG Performance Studio Package (AMG GLA45)





Discover the new enhancements to the 2018 GLA by visiting us at Baker Motor Company in West Ashley and at Mercedes-Benz of Mount Pleasant.


Special Edition smart

By bakermotorcompany | Posted in Smart Center Charleston on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 5:39 PM


smart has created a special edition model called the BRABUS. The new model is sporty, elegant, and exclusive.


The smart BRABUS is available as a fortwo coupe and an cabrio with a choice of two turbocharged engines along with an electric drive. The hallmarks of the edition model are its comprehensive package of appointments as well as its individual paint finish in Anniversary Silver and its tailormade leather package for the interior in Espresso Brown. The special model will be produced in a limited edition of 150 units. It is available to order now, with the first vehicles due to arrive at dealerships in the US by the end of the year. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own one of the special edition smart models!


Interested in ordering the smart BRABUS? We encourage you to visit us at Baker Motor Company in West Ashley today!


New 2018 Options For The Cascada

By bakermotorcompany | Posted in Baker Buick GMC Cadillac on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 5:31 AM


The 2018 Buick Cascada is sporty and fashionable. Recently, Buick expanded the Cascada’s color palette by adding more options based on customer feedback. An advanced color-trending analysis inspired the creation of three new exterior colors: Rioja Red Metallic, Dark Moon Blue Metallic and Carrageen Metallic.


“Our Color and Trim designers possess a specialized skill set and acumen for knowing which trends have lasting power and interpreting them for automotive so the choices remain fresh, modern and relevant,” says Sharon Gauci, global director, Buick Design Color and Trim.


The new color options open up a new realm of creativity for customers. In addition to more color options, standard 20-inch twin-spoke black-painted wheels are now standard on the 2018 Sport Touring model and navigation is included on all 2018 Cascada models.


Interested in purchasing your very own 2018 Buick Cascada? We welcome you to visit us at Baker Buick GMC Cadillac.