Infiniti introduces new Infiniti M35h Business Edition

Article by Anita Panait, on September 5, 2012

Infiniti is introducing a special version of its Infiniti M35h hybrid designed and developed for business people who have a knack for luxury performance motoring. The new Infiniti M35h Business Edition is endowed with features that many business and pleasure drivers will surely love – fuel-efficiency, tax-friendly hybrid power, dynamic performance and the trademark Infiniti driving appeal.

Interested buyers will be enticed by the balance of abilities across key areas of the new limited edition model, which could be availed through a finance offering of just £39 per month, though conditions apply. The M35h Business Edition could accelerate from zero to 62mph in just 5.5 seconds, earning the distinction as the world’s fastest-accelerating hybrid saloon in 2011 by Guinness World Records.

This powerful acceleration, however, does not sacrifice fuel consumption, as the M35h Business Edition could provide 40.9mpg on the combined cycle. The Infiniti M35h Business Edition also boasts of zero consumption and zero CO2 emissions when power shifts to the silent all-electric power for city driving. Available in just metallic paint finish, the M35h Business Edition could be purchased with a starting price of £42,020 on-the-road.

Coming as standard for the Infiniti M35h Business Edition is the advanced Connectiviti+ navigation. The model’s 159g/km Carbon Dioxide emission guarantees 20% Write Down Allowance (WDA), with the personal tax falling into the 22% company car tax band for 2012/13, which is much lower compared to the similarly powerful non-hybrid petrol saloons.

The M35h Business Edition comes with advanced safety features like the Bi-xenon Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), rear-view camera, parking sensors and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The model’s running performance is complement by the comfort of the interior brought by heated and ventilated front seats, semi-aniline leather seat trim, HDD Music Box and voice-recognition navigation, Bluetooth and USB connector as well as Forest Air climate control.

Considered as the "driver's hybrid" from Infiniti, the new Infiniti M35h will be laden with globally pioneering steering and braking technologies. These new steering and braking systems are developed and designed not just to improve driving feel but also to deliver environmental advantages.

As designed, these new steering and braking technologies should further boost the capabilities of the Infiniti M35h, which features the one motor/two clutch system. These technologies were designed to be as simple as possible, yet were useful enough to complement the drivetrain of the new Infiniti M35h that is comprised of a V6 petrol engine, a 50-kW (68 PS) electric motor, and a seven-speed automatic transmission.

In the new Infiniti M35h, the premium carmaker employed an electro-hydraulic steering system with "on-demand" assistance. This system offers a smooth and natural feel of hydraulic power steering as well as the enhanced fuel efficiency of an electric steering unit. Interestingly, the motor of this electro-hydraulic steering system only comes in when the driver turns the steering wheel. Since this electro-hydraulic steering system integrates multiple parts, it is more compact than the conventional power steering configuration.

On the other hand, the braking system of the Infiniti M35h has been designed to provide dynamic braking prowess while helping lower the hybrid’s carbon footprint. To achieve that, Infiniti’s engineers didn’t need to look far, as the car’s hybrid system could also help in decelerating the new Infiniti M35h as well. Engineers have found a way to employ the electric drive motor of the Infiniti M35h to operate the brake cylinders.

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