Infiniti M Hybrid is Making Good Buzz at LA Auto Show

Nissan is making waves at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the new Infiniti M hybrid, also called the M35h. It should be out by 2011 and it will use a parallel hybrid system that will be connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The M Hybrid's 3.5-liter V6 will be connected to a 50-kilowatt electric motor that will produce a combined 360 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. If you need more torque, the electric motor will put out an additional 199 pound-feet of it off the line.

Infiniti M Hybrid full figures not here yet

Fuel economy figures are not available at this point in time, but we do know that it can go up to 62 mph on battery power alone. Infiniti expects the M35h to get around 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. That’s just fine, but probably not good enough to warrant a purchase.

The M hybrid will feature all the toys that you would expect from an Infiniti, such as Active Noise Control, navigation, Bluetooth and satellite radio.