Infiniti M Long-Wheel-Base introduced in China

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 24, 2012

At the Auto China 2012 in Beijing, Infiniti brought the M Long-Wheel-Base Hybrid, a longer version of the well-known M sedan designed especially for the Chinese market. According to Infiniti the M long-wheel-base, available in M35hL Hybrid and M25 normally aspirated versions, is the first high-end Infiniti luxury sedan tailor-made for Chinese customers.

The vehicle features an extended wheelbase (3050 mm - +150 mm comparing it with the standard Infiniti M) as its most prominent feature in order to add substantial space and comfort. As expected, the M Long-Wheel-Base features plenty of high-tech safety and comfort features, such as Intelligent Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention and other systems comprising the Dynamic Safety Shield.

Furthermore, we find a 16-speaker 5.1 channel Bose Premium Surround Sound system, Active Noise Control and Forest Air, but also an innovative climate control system designed to promote alertness and relieve stress.

The engine found on the M35hL Hybrid is a 3.5-liter V6 delivering 360 horsepower (240kW/6800 rpm) and maximum torque of 258 lb-ft (350Nm/5200 rpm), while the a motor with two clutches drawing power from a lithium battery pack in the trunk area adds another 50kW and 199 ft-lb (270Nmin) power and torque respectively. The M25L carries a 2.5-liter VQ25 HR engine delivering 232 horsepower (173kW/6400 rpm) and max torque of 187 lb-ft (253Nm/4800 rpm).

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