2012 Infiniti M Hybrid priced from $53,700 in the United States

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 23, 2011

Infiniti announced today that the all-new 2012 M Hybrid will carry a price tag of $53,700 USD M.S.R.P. and will go on sale March 16 at all Infiniti retailers nationwide. For those who don’t know, the 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid is the first V6 true luxury performance “driver’s” hybrid and delivers more than 350 horsepower and 32 mpg fuel economy.

Moreover, the car delivers a fuel economy of is 27 mpg City, 32 mpg Highway, with Combined fuel economy rated at 29 mpg.

The new car will be offered with a long list of features, such as leather-appointed seats, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 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 integrated with the new Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system. Its advanced motor, dual-clutch parallel hybrid design uses an accurate, high-speed motor control technology activated by a powerful Lithium-ion battery, letting power be transported straight to the 7-speed automatic transmission.

This rear-wheel drive vehicle is available in only one model and is fully equipped with numerous standard, luxury and technology features such as Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, Active Noise Control, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, XM Satellite Radio (required XM subscription, sold separately), power sliding glass tinted moonroof , 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and leather covered seats.

Infiniti M Hybrid also comes with advanced technology features like Forest Air system, Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Active Trace Control, Blind Spot Intervention (BSI) and Spot Warning (BSW). Other features that are offered include Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) plus Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems, Distance Control Assist (DCA), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts, Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) plus Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Bose Studio Surround® premium audio system.

The Infiniti M Hybrid has a thrilling driving performance, thanks to the brand’s proven 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, which when joined with the 50 kW electric motor, gives a hybrid system net power of 360 hp.

Torque figures are just as impressive with the electric motor’s existing 199-lb of torque coming together with the V’6 258 lb-ft of toque to deliver a strong performance. This results to a vehicle that primarily gives an advanced driving experience with great fuel savings.

Additionally, the Infiniti M Hybrid can function solely on electric power, up to a maximum speed of 62 mph and can take a trip on electric propulsion up to a maximum of 1.2 miles at a time. Tests show than when it comes to mixed driving it can work in electric only mode up to 50% of the time. With the compact hybrid system design, the Infiniti M Hybrid has a spacious interior and roomy trunk space.

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2012 Infiniti M Hybrid Sedan Pricing Set at $53,700 USD

Infiniti today announced a $53,700 USD M.S.R.P. for the all-new 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid, which goes on sale March 16, 2011 at Infiniti retailers nationwide. The Infiniti M Hybrid is the first V6 true luxury performance "driver's" hybrid – and the only vehicle to offer more than 350 horsepower and 32 mpg fuel economy. Estimated fuel economy is 27 mpg City, 32 mpg Highway, with Combined fuel economy rated at 29 mpg.

The 2012 Infiniti M performance luxury sedan is also offered in four non-hybrid models, which go on sale March 2, 2011. The non-hybrid Infiniti M has a starting M.S.R.P. of $47,700 USD for the Infiniti M37 RWD. The other models are the Infiniti M37 AWD ($49,850 USD), Infiniti M56 RWD ($59,100 USD) and Infiniti M56 AWD ($61,600 USD).

"We're excited to be able to bring in the new Infiniti M Hybrid – with its exceptional blend of power, efficiency, style, luxury and technology – at an M.S.R.P. of under $54,000," said Infiniti Vice President Ben Poore. "Competitively priced, though with little real direct competition, we expect the M Hybrid to continue the strong sales momentum the new Infiniti M Sedan has been experiencing since its launch in the 2011 model year."

The new Infiniti M Hybrid will also be the feature vehicle for Infiniti's corporate partnership with the NCAA, CBS Sports and Turner Sports. Infiniti will run a multi-media campaign highlighting the M Hybrid and other Infiniti performance luxury vehicles during regular-season men's basketball games and the newly expanded, 68-team 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. In addition, Infiniti will present in-game "coaches spotlights" during the tournament.

About the 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid

The Infiniti M Hybrid features the all-new Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ system, an advanced one-motor, two-clutch parallel hybrid design that utilizes precise, high-speed motor control technology enabled by the powerful Lithium-ion battery, allowing power to be delivered directly to the vehicle's 7-speed automatic transmission.

The fully equipped rear-wheel drive Infiniti Hybrid is offered in just one model with a long list of standard luxury and technology features – including leather-appointed seats, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 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.

The Infiniti M Hybrid's exhilarating driving performance results 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 a refined driving experience, along with excellent fuel economy.

In addition, the new Infiniti M Hybrid 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 driving, the Infiniti M Hybrid is able to drive in electric only mode for as much as 50% of the time. And, with its compact hybrid system design, the new Infiniti M Hybrid also offers a roomy interior and competitive trunk space.

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