2012 Infinti M35h, Starts at $54,575 image

According to the Japanese automaker, Infiniti’s first hybrid sedan will set you back $54,575, including $875 in destination fees.

For those keeping score, that’s over $6000 than a comparable M37 sedan. That premium doesn’t net you any additional creature comforts, but it does replace the M37’s 3.7-liter V-6 with a 302-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 and a 67-horsepower electric motor.

Featuring the all-new Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system (which allows power to be carried directly to the 7-speed automatic transmission), the hybrid runs on a 3.5 liter Atkinson-cycle V6 engine, as well as a 67-hp electric motor, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack.

The M35h’s fuel economy rating compares favorably (27/32 mpg city/highway) to that of base M37 model, which sports a 3.7-liter, 330-horsepower V6 and achieves 18/26 mpg city/highway with a combined rating of 21 mpg.

Read: Infiniti M35h complete specifications