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.