The 2011 Infiniti M35h, the first hybrid sedan from the manufacturer, made its debut at the Paris Motor Show. Deliveries in Europe are slated to begin next spring. Infiniti, a Japanese luxury car brand, said that it will reveal the technical details and figures of the M35h, dubbed “the driver’s hybrid,” during the auto show.
The 3.5-litre petrol V6 produces 225 kW (306 PS) and 350 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm. The electric motor is rated at 50 kW (68 PS) and gives high torque from zero rpm, peaking at 270 Nm at only 1000 rpm. The acceleration time of the 2011 M35h to get from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) is less than 5.9 seconds.
The vehicle has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The M35h is rated to have a combined fuel consumption of 7.3 l/100km (38.6 mpg), while its CO2 emissions figure is less than 170 g/k.
But take note that all of these figures are still subject to final homologation. The M35h will be offered in base and luxury GT forms. The top-of-the-line GT Premium model will be fully equipped as standard.
The M35h is able to run on electric power alone on a level highway a constant speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). The electric mode can only be used at speeds up to 140 km/h (87 mph).
2011 Infiniti M35h will feature a new steering technology – an electro-hydraulic system with “on-demand” assistance. Meanwhile, the car’s brakes will use the Electric Driven Intelligent Brake system.