2012 Infiniti M35h Hybrid to hit showroom with 29 mpg combined


The 2012 Infiniti M35h Hybrid is ready to hit the showroom with U.S. EPA fuel economy rating to back it up. According to U.S. EPA, the 2012 Infiniti M35h has an estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway to total a combined fuel rating of 29 mpg.

The 2012 Infiniti M35h Hybrid is the first car to use Nissan’s in-house hybrid system. It is equipped with a 3.5-liter 24-valve V6 engine producing 306 horsepower and coupled with an electric motor that produces another 50kW (68 horsepower) to net a total power output of 360 horsepower when both systems are on demand. Power is delivered to the rear wheels with the help of a 7-speed automatic transmission. Infiniti claims that the 2012 Infiniti M35h Hybrid can sprint from zero to 62 mph in just 5.5 seconds with a governed top speed of 155 mph. Infiniti also claims that the M35h can drive on electric power alone at speeds up to 62 mph for a distance of 1.2 miles, then the motor engine would kick back on again.

In comparison with the standard aspirated M37, it is equipped with a 3.7-liter V6 engine producing 330 horsepower. Its fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg in city and 26 mpg highway. And when moving to the higher model, M56, it is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine producing 420 horsepower with fuel economy rating of 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.

It is expected that the 2012 Infiniti M35h will go on sale this spring. No pricing list has been released yet, but we will get to see it a month before the M35h hits the showroom.