Infiniti M35 350+ Horsepower and 32 MPG on the highway!!!

February 21, 2011 rednoland Uncategorized 0 Comments

Equipped to outshine all other hybrid vehicles, the cool, sleek 2012 Infiniti M35h is allabout combining fuel efficiency and performance, while still maintaining its luxurious interior and sport exterior. Infiniti is finally geared up to reveal its first hybrid vehicle, the Infiniti M35h Hybrid Sedan.

Featuring the all-new Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system (which allows power to be carried directly to the 7-speed automatic transmission), the hybrid runs on a 3.5 liter Atkinson-cycle V6 engine, as well as a 50-kW electric motor, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. Other design features include an “Eco Mode” option that allows drivers to help conserve more fuel, a rather roomy backseat, and built-in pedestrian alert sounds that CANNOT be turned off by the switch of a button, like the Nissan Leaf. Exact pricing for the M35h has not yet been disclosed, but most are estimating it to cost around $54,000.

So, what is so special about this hybrid? As of right now, the Infiniti M35h is the only vehicle in America to offer 350-plus horsepower and will get 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway (with a combined fuel economy of 29 mpg). Compared to other competitive luxury hybrids, the Infiniti M35h surpasses the Lexus GS 450h, which only seems to get 22 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.

The M35h can also go from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds and though this is pretty impressive, is it nearly as impressive as the Prius’s 50 mpg? Depends on who you ask, as the M35h will blow the Prius out of the water in acceleration as the Prius takes 10 seconds to go from 0-60 mph and it looks, well, like a bug.

Seriously, could you see James Bond driving a Prius? The ideal car should be one that we can look cool driving in, that performs and excites and yet is fuel efficient – and that’s why the M35h is so exceptional…for now.

Source: Infiniti

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