The Infiniti M35h is a piece of automotive technology that aspires to be both a sport sedan and a luxury car. This is often difficult to balance, but the M35h does it remarkably well and here’s why.
When in the market for a vehicle that is both a sports sedan and a family car all rolled up into one, look no further than the Infiniti M35h. Typically, luxury-car shoppers are after a superbly comfortable driving experience and sport-sedan buyers are looking for cars that come with plenty of driving engagement. That is exactly where the M35h excels; it offers an exciting mix that ever so slightly favors sport-sedan driving properties, but doesn’t shy away from providing a luxury car experience at the same time. Here’s everything you need to know.
The Power That Lurks Beneath
There are a total of three different powertrains available on the M35h, each with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Powered by a 3.7-litre V6 engine that generates 330 hp, the M37 has the smallest engine in the lineup. On the other hand, it also has more power than the other engines in its class. The range-topping M56, though, boasts a V8 with 420 horsepower. The 5.6-litre powerhouse is also one of the best and strongest choices in its class. Interestingly, this Hybrid model sits in between the previously mentioned two, which adds an electric motor to the 3.6-litre V6. Named the M35h, it is a full hybrid and that translates into it being able to move solely on electrical power. The end result is that this hybrid has both the fuel-economy of a four-cylinder and the acceleration of a V8.
Standard and New Amenities
In addition to remarkable power, the M35h also offers a wide array of cutting-edge technology. You'll find comfort features like the Forest Air purification system, designed to guide airflow within the cabin so it resembles that of a gentle breeze, and performance features like Active Trace Control, which enhances the transition from braking to acceleration through corners. Meanwhile, the usual convenience and comfort amenities live in a cabin rich with handsome design and superior materials.
What About the Equipment?
As always, Infiniti takes the definition of “standard equipment” to a whole new level. Examples on the M35h include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, driver memory functions, power lumbar support, heated eight-way power front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition/entry, a sunroof, automatic wipers, power-folding heated mirrors, fog lights, automatic bi-xenon headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels. Tech-wise, you get satellite radio, an iPod interface, auxiliary audio/visual jack, Bluetooth and a six-speaker stereo with a CD player, as well as a rearview camera. Lastly, when it comes to safety, expect to get display screens, unique instrument meters, regenerative braking and a hybrid powertrain with this remarkable vehicle as well.
Aiming For The Top
There is more than just high-quality materials and top-notch cabin design to be found in the Infiniti M35h. A unique look both outside and inside is present throughout, giving it a distinctive presence. There is plenty to do if you’re looking to play around with the uniqueness of your very own M35h, such as going for the deluxe touring package. It adds enhanced material on most primary touch points, a faux-suede headliner, unique wood trim, contrasting piping and diamond-quilted leather. Overall, the M35h is a car that brings forward the best of luxury cars and sport sedans in one very handsome and menacing package altogether.