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2012 Infiniti M35h At A Glance

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2012 Infiniti M35h Hybrid

The new 2012 Infiniti M35h, which is set to launch at Infiniti retailers nationwide in spring 2011, stands to break new ground – as the first true luxury performance “driver’s” hybrid.

Featuring the all-new Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ system – a one-motor, two-clutch parallel hybrid system – the M35h delivers the performance expected from a luxury sports sedan with the fuel efficiency of a compact car.  Precise, high-speed motor control technology, enabled by the powerful Lithium-ion battery, allows power to be delivered directly to the 7-speed automatic transmission.  The system also utilizes an innovative Hybrid Electric Power Steering system and Electric Driven Intelligent Brake regenerative braking system, both which help conserve energy and provide a natural, enjoyable driving feel.

The Infiniti M Hybrid’s exhilarating driving performance also greatly benefits from use of Infiniti’s proven 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, which paired with the 50 kW electric motor, provides a hybrid system net power of 360 horsepower.  Torque figures are equally impressive, with the V6’s 258 lb-ft of toque combining with the electric motor’s immediately available 199 lb-ft of torque to provide strong performance.

The result is a vehicle that first and foremost delivers the exhilarating and refined power of a V8, with the fuel efficiency of a 4-cylinder engine that is expected to be the best in class. Preliminary fuel economy figures are estimated at 30 mpg Highway, 25 mpg City and 27 mpg Combined (official EPA estimates not available at press time).

The Infiniti M35h can drive on electric power alone at speeds up to 62 mph and can travel on electric propulsion for up to 1.2 miles at a time.  Tests have shown that in mixed diving, the Infiniti M35h is able to drive in electric only mode for as much as 50% of the time.  And one other thing, with its compact hybrid system design, the new Infiniti M35h also delivers uncompromised interior space and competitive trunk space.

The rear-wheel drive M35h, of course, also embraces the essence of all things Infiniti – style, performance, luxury, craftsmanship and technology.  The Infiniti M’s dramatic, sports styling provides a coefficient of drag of just 0.26 Cd, while the roomy, comfortable interior environment features standard leather-appointed seating, standard Japanese Ash wood trim or available silver powdered genuine White Ash wood trim, and available premium audio and climate control systems.

Key standard features include Active Noise Control, Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and power sliding glass tinted moonroof.

The Infiniti M Hybrid is also available with advanced technology features, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI), Forest Air® system, Active Trace Control, and Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System.

Other available features include Bose® Studio Surround® premium audio system, Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems, Distance Control Assist (DCA), Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts.

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Highlights of the 2012 Infiniti M35h


  • Expressive exterior design with uncompromised cabin roominess
  • Stable posture with long wheelbase (114.2 inches), wide track and short overhangs
  • Low, aggressive hoodline providing a sporty, powerful silhouette; deeply sculpted fenders and doors, signature Infiniti double-arch grille
  • 0.26 coefficient of drag
  • Advanced unibody construction with a high level of torsional rigidity
  • Lightweight aluminum doors and hood
  • Standard automatic on/off High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional Xenon headlights with windshield wiper interlock; available auto-leveling headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
  • LED taillights
  • Rain-sensing variable intermittent front windshield wipers
  • Power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close tilt feature and sliding sunshade
  • Power-folding outside mirrors with reverse tilt-down feature
  • Front door handle courtesy lights
  • Seven available exterior colors: Malbec Black, Liquid Platinum, Platinum Graphite, Storm Front Grey, Black Obsidian, Moonlight White and Harbour Blue
Engine and Driveline

  • Front engine and electric motor, rear-wheel drive
  • FM (Front Mid-ship) platform
  • Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ system, which combines a compact laminated lithium-ion battery design with an innovative one-motor/two-clutch motor control
  • 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 producing 302 hp @ 6,800 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque @ 5,000 rpm
  • Advanced 50 kW electric motor rated at 67 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque
  • Hybrid system net power: 360 horsepower
  • 7-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) and manual shift mode
Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Double-wishbone independent front suspension
  • Refined multi-link independent rear suspension
  • Front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Double-piston shock absorbers (specially tuned for M35h application)
  • Electric Driven Intelligent Brake regenerative braking system
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes with 4-channel/4-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
  • Innovative Hybrid Electric Power Steering system
  • 18-inch, double 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with P245/50R18 V-rated all-season performance tires
  • Available 18-inch, tri-split 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with P245/50R18 tires
Interior Features

  • Inviting interior with genuine Japanese Ash wood trim
  • Large cabin space, able to fit five adult passengers comfortably
  • Unique instrument meters, meter display and IT screen displays
  • “Fine Vision Meters” electroluminescent gauges
  • Standard leather-appointed seating, available in four colors (depending on options selected)– Graphite, Stone, Java or Wheat
  • Available Deluxe Touring Package includes semi-aniline leather seating surfaces, premium soft-touch material for armrests, door inserts, center console and knee pads, genuine White Ash silver powdered wood trim, suede-like headliner
  • Standard 10-way power driver and front passenger’s seats, including 2-way power lumbar support
  • Dual occupant memory system for driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors (linked to individual Intelligent Keys)
  • Entry/exit assist system for driver’s seat and steering wheel
  • Standard heated front seats, available heated steering wheel
  • Available climate-controlled front seats
  • Sequential welcome lighting illuminated entry system
  • Rear console-mounted vents and rear floor heater ducts
  • Center console with dual level storage and 12-volt power outlet
  • Rear center armrest with storage
  • Dual front and rear cupholders, dual front seatback pockets
  • Available Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with 8.0-inch WVGA color touch-screen display, XM NavTraffic® with Real-Time Traffic Information, XM NavWeather™ with Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Zagat Survey® Restaurant Guide, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and 9.3GB Music Box® hard drive
  • Standard 6-speaker, 160-watt audio system with single in-dash CD player with MP3 CD playback compatibility
  • Available Bose 2-channel premium audio system with 10 speakers
  • Available Bose? Studio Surround™ audio system with digital 5.1-channel decoding, 14-channel digital amp and 16 speakers, including two personal speakers mounted in the shoulders of each front seat
  • Standard XM? Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
  • USB connection port for iPod? and other compatible devices
  • Infiniti Intelligent Key system with illuminated Push Button Ignition
  • Enhanced Intelligent Key memory stores an occupant memory position and the last used audio, climate control and navigation settings
  • Available Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio, navigation and vehicle information system
  • Bluetooth? Hands-free Phone System
  • HomeLink? Universal Transceiver
  • RearView Monitor
  • Available Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range)
  • Infiniti analog clock
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down and auto-reverse feature, power trunk release
  • Electric air conditioning compressor
  • Available power rear sunshade
  • Available Forest Air® system with Advanced Auto Recirculation, Breeze Mode, Plasmacluster™ air purifier and Grape Polyphenol filter
Safety and Security

  • Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor
  • Standard front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags
  • Standard roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
  • 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors; driver’s seat Emergency Locking Retractor (ELS) and passenger’s side ELR and Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
  • Second-row 3-point seat belts with ELR and ALR
  • Available Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints with 4-way manual adjustments
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems
  • Available Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI) systems
  • Zone Body construction
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
  • Vehicle Security System with Infiniti Vehicle Immobilizer System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure display
  • Auto-Hazard Warning Signal
  • Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrian (AVSP)
Models and Manufacturing

  • Available in one model: Infiniti M35h RWD
  • Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. at Tochigi, Japan

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