Infiniti M35h GT 2013 Review
The automotive world has just become a lot more interesting with the arrival of the Infiniti M35h GT 2013. The Japanese sedan has been built with no compromise and plans on conquering the market with a high performance, low fuel consumption, state-of-the-art technologies and a high degree of luxury. All that and a bit more, because besides the diesel and petrol engines, the M is also offered as a hybrid.
The Infinity is offered with three drivetrains and four trim levels, including the GT, GT Premium, S and S Premium. Under its hood the Infiniti offers either a 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine that is to be found in the GT, GT Premium, S and S Premium trim levels, or the 3.7 liter V6 petrol engine found in the GT, GT Premium and S Premium.
The hybrid drivetrain comes in the form of a 3.5 liter V6 engine and is offered for both GTand GT Premium trim levels.
In the past the Connectivity+ infotainment system coupled with the 16-speaker Bosesurround sound system have been offered on certain trim levels, but with this year's model these two features have also been introduced as an optional extra in the GT and S models at the price of £1800. Considering the fact that the entire package also contains the Forest Air climate control system, the price of this optional extra is not that bad.
Furthermore, options such as semi-aniline leather seat facings, ventilated and heated front seats, Adaptive Front-Lighting system, bi-Xenon headlights, White Ash wood trim finishes and alloy wheels have also been included in the package.
Other options include larger alloy wheels, 4-Wheel active steering and sport suspensions, brakes and seats, complemented by black lacquer trim on the interior. Furthermore, every Premium trim level will include Blind Spot Intervention, Lane Departure Warning, Prevention and Intelligent Cruise Control.
The Infinity M 2013 is without a doubt one of the best sedans in the world, but if you're skeptical about this statement, consider the fact that in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study the Infiniti has beaten the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the Midsize Premium Car segment.
That being said, only one question remains unanswered and that's the price. Prices for the diesel-powered Infinity start at £39,331, whereas the petrol base model has a price tag of £37,366. The M35h GT hybrid has a base price of £41,101, whereas the GT Premium hybrid will set you back £45,071.
- M35h now available in GT grade
- All M saloons to include soft-closing boot feature
- New Connectiviti+ Navigation option
ROLLE, Switzerland (4 July 2012) – 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 £3970 less than the M35h GT Premium which until now was the sole version available.
The Infiniti M35h GT arrives in Infiniti Centres 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 £1800 – a price that also includes one of the most sophisticated climate control systems available, Forest Air®.
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 InterventionTM, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Prevention (LDP).
The overall quality of the Infiniti M has also been recognised 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 .
The new M range on the road pricing for the UK is as follows:
|3.0 V6 diesel|
|M30d GT Premium||£43,301|
|M30d S Premium||£45,601|
|3.7 V6 petrol|
|M37 GT Premium||£41,366|
|M37 S Premium||£43,636|
|3.5 V6/electric Direct Response Hybrid|
|M35h GT||£41,101 (additional model)|
|M35h GT Premium||£45,071|