The choice for the world's fastest-accelerating hybrid saloon has just got easier. A new M35h GT version of the record-breaking Infiniti V6 saloon delivers all the performance and low emissions for which the M35h is known - but at a considerably more attractive starting position. The additional model costs 3,970 GBP ($6,100) less than the M35h GT Premium in the UK which until now was the sole version available.
The Infiniti M35h GT arrives in Infiniti Centres across the UK from July, and in common with every new M the line-up benefits from a highly competitive new price structure as well as several enhancements, including a soft-closing boot function.
The additional entry model ensures Infiniti's "no compromise" hybrid approach reaches as large a market as possible. A recent reduction in CO2 emissions further cuts running costs with both versions of the M35h falling below the important 160g/km tax threshold.
"Cost of ownership is an important consideration in any new car purchase. With the M35h GT grade it now means that the P11D values have been reduced and along with the recently improved CO2 rating there are lower bills for companies and for their drivers," said Infiniti UK Fleet Sales Manager, Simon Lewis.
Previously the navigation system was available only as part of a package with 16-speaker Bose surround sound. But, in response to customer wishes, a new separate option of Connectiviti+, Infiniti's navigation/entertainment system, has been introduced on GT and S models at a highly competitive price that also includes the innovative Forest Air air conditioning.
The option, if taken, will add to the famously generous specification expected from any Infiniti product. On an 'M' these include such items as semi-aniline leather seat facings, heated and ventilated front seats, bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), alloy wheels and White Ash wood trim finished with real silver powder.
As before, M30d S, M30d S Premium and M37 S Premium add a sporting focus with larger alloy wheels, 4-Wheel Active Steering, and sports suspension, brakes and seats, along with black lacquer trim in the cabin.
Now well established in the range, Infiniti's top-selling 'Premium' models are equipped with Infiniti's complete suite of safety and convenience technologies including Blind Spot Intervention, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Prevention (LDP).
The overall quality of the Infiniti M has also been recognized within the latest American J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The Infiniti M came top of the Midsize Premium Car segment ahead of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
|Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive|
|Type||V6 + Electrical Engine|
|Displacement||214 cu in (3498 cc)|
|Power||306 hp (225 kW) at 6800 rpm|
|Torque||258 lb-ft (350 Nm) at 5000 rpm|
|Electric Power||68 hp|
|Electric Torque||200 lb-ft|
|Driveline||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Transmission||7 Speed Automatic|
|Brakes & Tires|
|Brakes Front - Rear||Ventilated Discs - Ventilated Discs|
|Tire Size Front - Rear||245/50 R18|
|Exterior Dimensions & Weight|
|Length||194.7 in (4945 mm)|
|Width||72.6 in (1845 mm)|
|Height||59.1 in (1500 mm)|
|Curb Weight||4035 lbs (1830 kg)|
|0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)||5.3 s (5.5 s)|
|60-0 mph Braking||n/a|
|EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway||n/a|
|Origin & Price|
|Base Retail Price (MSRP)||n/a|