2012 Infiniti M Hybrid luxury sedan heats up the competition with the official introduction of the new M35h model, which it claims to deliver V8 power but with fuel efficiency of a 4-cylinder engine fuel.
The 2012 Infiniti M35h will be the first hybird car ever to carry the mantle of Infiniti’s Inspired Performance. What helps make the Infiniti M Hybrid’s unmatched balance is the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system that provides greater power and efficiency. With the combination of a 302-hp 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 50kw (67 hp) electric motor, the Infiniti M35h Hybrid provides an estimated fuel economy of 32 miles per gallon highway and 27 mpg city. The combined fuel economy of 29 mpg is expected to be the best in class.
During pure electric driving, the 2012 Infiniti M35h Hybrid runs by a one-motor, two clutch parallel hybrid system to speed up to 62 mph. The two clutches help with the decoupling of the V6 engine when the car is in electric drive and power regeneration modes, to reduce mechanical losses and boosts efficiency of the electric motor.
The Infiniti M35h is able to drive in electric mode with power comes from a lithium-ion back for as much as 50% of the time, which allows it to travel up to 1.2 miles before switching back to the gasoline engine; this is done automatically, of course.
The 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 combines with an electric motor and high-power battery to produce a total output of 360 horsepower in the 2012 Infiniti M35h. Power from the electric motor and V6 engine is shifted through the rear wheels with the help of a 7-speed automatic transmission.
The 4,129-pound 2012 Infiniti M35h Hybrid features an elegant yet sporty look. The bulging fenders and deep-body doors give the M35h sedan a powerful look on the road. While other exterior features include a signature Infiniti double-arch upright low grille and crystal-look headlight clusters, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and a wave-like trunk with a spoiler to increase downforce, all which to help with an aggressive yet elegant stance.
The 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid is available in seven exterior colors: Malbec Black, Liquid Platinum, Platinum Graphite, Storm Front Grey, Black Obsidian, Moonlight White and Harbour Blue.
If you want performance but without the high fuel consumption, the 2012 Infiniti M35h may just be the right choice for you; it brings both power and efficiency together in one package.