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.
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 Hybrid™ 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.
Powered by the 3.5-litre V6 and an electric motor, the M35h’s combined output is 359bhp, 18bhp more than its major competitor, the Lexus GS450h.
The mix between the standard V6 engine and the electric motor is enough to provide an acceleration time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) (electronically limited) while combined fuel economy and CO2 emissions are officially 40.4mpg and 162g/km respectively.