Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2012 Infiniti M Hybrid For $53,700 On March 16

The all-new 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid, which goes on sale March 16, will cost $53,700 with a 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. The Infiniti M Hybrid features the all-new Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ system, a 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. Estimated fuel economy is 27 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, with combined fuel economy rated at 29 mpg.  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. 

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