Infiniti has launched a new 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine that will power the EX, FX and M models. The V6 engine delivers a total of 234 hp and a peak torque of 550 Nm. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The Infiniti EX30d makes the 0 to 62 mph sprint in 7.9 seconds, while the Infiniti FX30d needs 8.3 seconds o reach the same speed. The new engine cuts CO2 emissions in the EX to 224 g/kms and helps the model return a combined fuel figure of 8.4 l/100kms. The equivalent figures for FX are 240 g/kms and 9.0 l/100kms.
UPDATE 05/07/2010: Pricing for the 2010 Infiniti FX30d has been announced today. The FX30d will be £45,150 and will come with better fuel efficiency at 31.4 mpg.
The Infiniti FX luxury SUV is entering its second year of production with the addition of few more technological advances. The 2010 FX is on sale, with prices starting at around $42,400 for the entry level FX35 RWD, $43,850 for the V6 powered FX35 AWD and goes all the way up to $58,400 for the top of the line AWD FX50.
The 2010 Infiniti FX is available with a choice of two engines. The first is a 390 HP 5.0 Liter 32 valve DOHC V8 for the FX50 wile the more affordable option is a 303 HP 3.5 Liter 24 valve DOHC V6 in the FX35. Either engine can be configured to work with the automaker’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, a unit that comes standard on the FX50. All models are equipped with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission, double-wishbone front/multi-link rear suspension and large 4-wheel disc brakes.
For 2010, changes to FX include standard Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System on all models, the addition of a standard USB Connection Port for iPod and other compatible devices, the addition of a 2.0GB Music Box hard drive to feed tunes to the Bose Premium Audio system for vehicles without a navigation system as well as a simplified choice of color combination. FX’s available Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System has been enhanced for 2010 with the addition of an in-dash single disc DVD audio/video drive, streaming audio via Bluetooth, Zagat Restaurant Guide and XM NavWeather all in the hopes of making your sporty SUV experience even more luxurious.
If you can recall, the Japanese luxury automaker Infiniti launched a very special version of their sporty SUV dubbed the FX Millionaire Edititon for their home market towards the end of last year. Well now they are allowing European buyers get in on the high end fun with the all new Infiniti FX Limited Edition. Based on the FX37S and FX50S models, there will only be 100 units produced for the entire European market, with only 18 examples going to Great Britain and prices starting at £55,855 for the FX37S and £62,035 for the more powerful FX50S version.
The FX Limited Edition is available in either Obsidian Black or White Moonlight ‘Scratch Guard’ paint and will be shod with a set of 21 inch ‘Turbine’ design anthracite alloy wheels with matching radiator grill, side vents and roof rails. Meanwhile the interior benefits from illuminated ‘Infiniti’ entry guards, black leather upholstery, Alcantara head liner as well as a variety of carbon fiber accents. The Limited edition Infiniti FX will be available with both the 3.7 Liter V6 and the amazingly fast 5.0 Liter V8 power trains with prices to be announced at a later date.
The Japanese luxury car builder Infiniti is not for a car for everybody, we tested an FX50S earlier this year and unless you were up to driving the multi passenger sports car then you would miss out on one of the most fun SUVs on the market. Recognizing that they cater to a different kind of clientele, Infiniti recently unveiled a special edition Infiniti FX that sets itself further apart from the norm. Dubbed the Millionaire Edition, the limited edition FX was reveled in Amsterdam and will be available in either Obsidian Black or White Moonlight and will be shod with a set of 21 inch anthracite alloy wheels while the interior makes the most of its newfound carbon fiber trim. Infiniti will make the special edition FX available with both the 3.7 Liter V6 and the blazingly fast 5.0 Liter V8 power trains for European customers with prices to be announced at a later date. Like most things, if you have to ask you probably cant afford it and despite the tough economic times there are still plenty of Millionaires out there, but with only 100 units scheduled to be built they better hurry to get your orders in; model not included.
As it comes from the factory, the Infiniti FX50 is a sports car trapped in the body of a much larger sport utility vehicle, so when the tuning specialists from Car Research & Design decided to have a go at modifying the Japanese luxury SUV we were eager to see what they had come up with to dress up the FX at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week.
The Car Research & Design upgraded appearance package is available in either black or white and focuses around a set of special turbine inspired 21 inch light weight alloy wheels, a new front grill, fender vents and roof rail all painted in a more subtle matte gray color than the factory’s highly polished pieces to make the Infiniti FX stand out from the rest of the high performance luxury SUV crowd. On the inside, the Car Research & Design FX’s upholstered panels were all rewrapped with the finest leather available while the headliner was recovered in Alcantara and headliner. Another cue to the FX’s hidden agenda is that the team from Car Research & Design replaced every piece of wood trim with some very sporty carbon fiber pieces.
Car Research & Design is offering the concept FX in both FX37S and FX50S trim levels. The first is powered by a 3.7 Liter V6 that produces 320 HP and the larger moves like a sports car thanks to a 390 HP 5.0 Liter V8. This "Limited Edition" interpretation of the Infiniti FX is a pleasant surprise for those enthusiast drivers who want their high performance SUV to look as good as it goes.
The Infiniti FX was introduced in 2003 as a replacement for the Infiniti QX4, a luxury SUV based on the Nissan Pathfinder. With the FX Infiniti wanted to meld the functionality of an SUV with the styling and performance traditionally found in a much smaller vehicle. Infiniti could not have said it any better when they called the new 2009 FX a “luxury SUV with the heart of a sports car.” Especially when it has almost 400 HP, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a radical metallic paint job.
At first glance our Mojave Copper Infiniti FX50S is shocking. The finish is similar to when Nissan offered a rust colored 350Z calling it Le Mans Sunset, however the luster of the FX is brighter and much more appealing. Noticeable changes to the exterior of the vehicle include the dark chrome wave grill, radically redesigned headlamps and the metal vents found directly behind the front wheels. Given a closer look, a trained eye will see that everywhere there was a crease in the sheet metal on the previous generation FX; the modelers have filled them in and smoothed the gaps to create a more powerful figure with even more complex curves.
Infiniti unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show the second-generation FX performance luxury crossover. The 2009 FX will be offered in three models, including a new 5.0-liter V8-equipped Infiniti FX50. The 2009 FX is scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti dealers in the United States and Canada in June 2008.
The Infiniti FX50 features a new powerplant, which makes it debut on this model – an advanced 5.0-liter V8 that is mounted low in the chassis to help lower the FX50’s center of gravity. The engine design includes twin symmetrical air intakes, microfinished crankshaft, lightweight pistons, super-silent cam drive chains and an electrically driven cooling fan to help optimize performance.
The goals for the development of the FX50’s all-new VK50VE V8 started with outstanding power output – 390 horsepower (287kw) and 500 Nm of torque – a high rev limit, a powerful engine sound from a specially tuned exhaust and improved fuel economy versus the previous generation FX45.
After unveiling the 2009 FX50 at the Geneva Auto Show, Infiniti will also reveal the FX37 at the Paris Auto Show. A bad news for the US market though: the FX37 will not be offered in here.
The 320 hp FX37, available in FX37 GT and FX37S versions, will accelerate to 62mph in 6.8 seconds and onto a top speed of 145mph. Standard equipment on the FX37 GT includes 20 inch alloys, Scratch Shield paint, all-wheel drive, seven-speed auto with paddle shift, leather upholstery with electric as well as ventilated front seats, cornering xenon headlights, parking camera and sensors, to name just a few examples. The FX37S adds 21 inch alloys, Continuous Damping Control and sports seats.
The FX37 will go on sale at a price starting €55,950.
Infiniti today announced pricing on the all-new 2009 Infiniti FX luxury crossover SUV, which goes on sale June 24 at Infiniti retailers in the United States and Canada. The all-new FX is a showcase of Infiniti’s design and technology leadership, offering exceptional levels of power, refinement, versatility and driving exhilaration.
The 2009 Infiniti FX is available in three models: FX50 AWD with a new 390-horsepower 5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8 engine Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL), and the FX35 AWD and FX35 RWD with a 303-horsepower 24-valve DOHC 3.5- liter V6. Each engine is paired with a new, standard 7-speed automatic transmission featuring Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) and available
solid magnesium paddle shifters.
Infiniti, Europe’s newest premium car brand, has launched an internet based ‘reservation list’ in response to demand from customers eager to be among the first in their country to own one of the company’s range of performance cars when deliveries start from October 2008. Potential Infiniti owners can sign up by visiting www.infiniti.eu where the list has now opened.
The process is very simple. After entering a few details, Infiniti allocates the customer a personal reservation number. This is then passed to the nearest Infiniti Centre who will contact the customer before pre-ordering opens, inviting he or she to place their order which will then be given priority. But anyone hoping to jump the queue had better sign up soon. Infiniti’s reservation list will only be open for a limited time until 30 September 2008. According to Infiniti Europe’s Marketing Director, Bastien Schupp, almost 10,000 people have already signed up on www.infiniti.eu to be an Infiniti Insider. “We’re pleased to see that excitement and anticipation are building even faster than we expected,” Schupp said.