Driven: 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid

2012 Infiniti M Hybrid

Base price (with destination): $54,595
Price as tested: $65,395

Standard Equipment:
3.5-liter V-6 engine, electric motor, lithium-ion battery
7-speed automatic transmission
Infiniti drive mode selector
18-inch wheels
Leather-appointed seats
10-way power front seats
Heated front seats
Japanese ash wood trim
Entry & exit assist system for driver
Power sunroof
Power tilt & telescoping steering wheel
Memory system for driver's seat, steering wheel, mirrors, climate control, and audio system
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Intelligent key with push-button ignition
7-inch color display with multi-function controller
Rear-view monitor
Active noise control
6-speaker AM/FM/CD/XM audio system
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
HID headlights
Power adjustable/folding outside mirrors
ABS with brake assist
Vehicle dynamics control and traction control

Options on this vehicle:
Technology Package - $3000
- Blind spot warning system and blind spot intervention
- Lane departure warning and lane departure prevention
- Intelligent cruise control
- Distance control assist
- Intelligent brake assist with forward collision warning
- Front pre-crash seatbelts
- Active trace control
- Eco pedal
- Adaptive front lighting system

Deluxe Touring Package - $3800
- Japanese white ash wood trim with silver powder accents
- Semi-aniline leather-appointed seating
- Bose digital 5.1-channel 16-speaker premium audio system
- Forest-Air system
- Suede-like headliner
- Soft double-stitched meter hood
- Power rear sunshade

Premium Package - $3350
- Infiniti hard drive navigation system
- 8-inch touch-screen display
- Voice recognition
- XM traffic and weather
- Zagat Survey restaurant reviews
- Bose 2-channel 10-speaker premium audio system
- 9.3GB Music Box hard drive
- Heated and cooled front seats
- Heated steering wheel

18-inch wheels - $650

Key options not on vehicle:

Fuel economy:
27 / 32 / 29 mpg

3.5L V-6 hybrid
Horsepower: 360 hp @ 6800 rpm (engine + motor)
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm (engine)
Torque: 199 lb-ft @ 1770 rpm (motor)

Rear -wheel

7-speed automatic

Curb weight: 4129 lb

Wheels/tires: 18-inch wheels, 245/50 R18 tires

Competitors: Lexus GS540h, Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec

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I'm pretty impressed by this car's performance and I'm usually one of the first to hurl negative comments at ANY hybrid. Good job Infiniti
The hybrid technology is not sandwiched between a 3.7L V-6, it is sandwiched between a 3.5L V-6 and the transmission as stated by the Infiniti website.

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