2012 Infiniti M Hybrid Brochure –
The First True Luxury Performance Hybrid
Infiniti Direct Response HybridTM System
– All hybrid technology combines a gasoline engine with an electric motor. But the new Infiniti M® Hybrid’s unique drivetrain delivers exceptional gas mileage while retaining the dynamic driving experience you expect from an Infiniti performance sedan. Its parallel hybrid layout employs two clutches and one electric motor and eliminates the need for a torque converter. Together, the electric and gasoline motors produce 360 horsepower—enough power go from zero to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. It produces this exciting power while maintaining an estimated 30 miles per gallon—the fuel efficiency you might expect from a compact car.
More Power. Better Efficiency.
– The Infiniti M® Hybrid achieves new levels of power and efficiency. Even while strictly in electric mode, you can drive at speeds up to 62 mph. What’s more, it can coast in electric mode up to 85 mph. And when you need all of its power, it’s delivered in the sort of exciting rush you demand from a luxury sports sedan.
– Driving feel defines the luxury sport sedan experience. The Infiniti M® Hybrid is equipped with a unique steering system that uses an electric motor to create hydraulic pressure. It maintains organic and responsive steering feel while helping reduce gas consumption. And a regenerative braking system recaptures energy that’s normally wasted during braking, converting it to electricity to charge the battery. These brakes also features a control unit honed to deliver a secure and nuanced feel.
– The Lithium-Ion battery that powers the Infiniti M® Hybrid sets new standards for hybrid batteries when compared to conventional nickel-metal hydride batteries. It’s lighter, and it takes up less space. What’s more, it features an in-dash display that provides battery and other essential system information, which can be viewed simultaneously with navigation system information.