FRANKLIN, TN - Infiniti announced official EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) fuel economy figures of 32 miles per gallon Highway for its first production hybrid performance luxury sedan, the all-new 2012 Infiniti M35h. It goes on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide in spring 2011.
The Infiniti M Hybrid is the first V6 true luxury performance "driver's" hybrid - and the only such vehicle to offer more than 350 horsepower and 32 mpg fuel economy. Estimated fuel economy is 27 mpg City, 32 mpg Highway, with Combined fuel economy rated at 29 mpg.
The Infiniti M35h features the all-new Infiniti Direct Response HybridTM system, an advanced 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. The Infiniti M Hybrid's exhilarating driving performance also greatly benefits from use of Infiniti's proven 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.