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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Sideways the Seven
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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