We've talked about Infiniti's upcoming M
Hybrid on a number
of occasions here at DailyTech.
Today, however, Infiniti released official pricing for its large hybrid sedan
-- the vehicle will be priced
from $53,700 in the United States.
That $50k+ price tag will get you a luxury vehicle that is
rated at 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway (29 mpg combined). Those
number won't blow anyone's socks off, but they are much higher than what you'll
find in the non-hybrid $47,700 M35 (18/26 city/highway) and $59,100 M56
"We're excited to be able to bring in the new Infiniti
M Hybrid – with its exceptional blend of power, efficiency, style, luxury and
technology – at an M.S.R.P. of under $54,000," said Infiniti VP Ben Poore.
"Competitively priced, though with little real direct competition, we
expect the M Hybrid to continue the strong sales momentum the new Infiniti M
Sedan has been experiencing since its launch in the 2011 model year."
Instead of using the more powerful 3.7-liter V6 found in the
G37 and M37, the M Hybrid makes use of a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 292hp and
258 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor adds another 68hp and 199 lb-ft of
torque, and is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack.
The M Hybrid can drive up to 62 mph on battery power alone
and can travel up to 1.2 miles on battery power before the gasoline engine has
to take over.
For comparison, the Lexus
GS 450h (which has been on the market for a few years) is rated at 22/25/23
(city/highway/combined) and has an MSRP of $58,050.
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