Infiniti’s 2012 M35h: 360 Horsepower and 30 MPG
While it’s lovely to have prodigious power under your right foot, a sumptuous cabin to coddle you, and a 16-speaker audio system to amuse you, sometimes a car’s most desirable amenity is the ability to forgo a visit to the gas station. That’s the kind of luxury Infiniti aims to deliver with the 2012 M35h, the hybrid counterpart to the company’s sensuous new M37 and M56 sedans. At the heart of the M35h lie a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a 50-kilowatt electric motor, which together produce a hefty 360 horsepower. And the powertrain merges the gasoline engine’s 258 foot-pounds of torque with the electric motor’s instantly available 199 foot-pounds. That’s enough oomph to loft this sumptuous five-seater to 60 mph in less than six seconds.