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Infiniti M35h GT Premium ( 2010-2013 )

The Infiniti Q70 (until 2013 Infiniti M Y51 ) is a sedan in the upper middle class of Infiniti. Originally it was the third generation of Infiniti M series. M Y51 became the Q70 By name conversion of all models of 2013.


M Y51 was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010 and on the German market, the sedan on the market since mid-July 2010 and in 2010 reached a total of 37 new registrations. In the U.S., the model was already available since March 2010. The third -generation M- series was also the first to be officially sold in Europe. This model competes with the Mercedes -Benz E-Class (2009), the BMW 5 - series (2010), Audi A6 (2011), the Jaguar XF (2008 ) and the Lexus GS (2005/ 2012).

The design of the sedan is determined by a round shape. The deep-reaching front end with its large grille and round flared fenders design should emphasize this effect. Also in the interior, these sweeping lines continues.


For lush Standard features include, among others, a seven-speed automatic transmission with the so-called Drive Mode Selector, which allows you to select between four different driving modes ( Sport, Normal, Snow and Eco) depending on driving style and traffic conditions, Bi - Xenon headlights, ten -way power adjustable front seats, a reversing camera, a sound system with MP3 support. In addition to the basic version are available on request four trim levels - similar to those of Mercedes - to choose from that include:

  • GT: semi-aniline leather, heated and cooled front seats and a silver powder coating for the handmade inlays of white ash.
  • S: active all-wheel steering, sports suspension, sports seats, steering wheel controls and 20 -inch wheels.
  • GT Premium and S Premium: In addition to GT or S still: Cornering Brake Assist ( DCA - Dynamic Cornering Enhancement ), distance control system ( DCA - Distance Control Assist ), blind-spot warning system (BSW - Blind Spot Warning) and blind spot assistant ( BSI - Blind spot Intervention ) and Forward Collision Warning ( FCW - Forward Collision Warning ).


At its market launch in Germany is a V6 petrol engine with 3.7 liter displacement available, which develops 235 kW ( 320 hp) and is sold in the U.S. since March 2010. In October 2010, available only in Europe 3- liter V6 diesel with 175 kW followed (238 hp). In the U.S., is offered in addition to the V6 petrol engine, a 5.6-liter V8 petrol engine with 313 kW ( 426 hp). In April 2011 there was a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine added with an assisting electric motor and a regenerative braking system. All models have an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. The M56 can be ordered optionally in the U.S. four-wheel drive. All motors are installed in front mid -engine design. The six- cylinder petrol engine with aluminum block has four valves per cylinder and double overhead camshafts. The continuously variable valve timing optimizes the valve opening. In addition, optimized VVEL ( Variable Valve Event and Lift ) the valve lift, which provides for lower fuel consumption and emissions for high torque and better throttle response. The diesel engine has an aluminum engine block and four valves per cylinder, hydraulic lifters and two belt-driven overhead camshafts.

The power-assisted rack and pinion steering feels a function of speed, the turning circle is 11.2 m.

All wheels have independent suspension, front double wishbone with coil springs and shock absorbers and stabilizers inside, the multi -link rear suspension has stabilizers and dual-flow path shock absorbers on - in the high-order equipment lines in double piston design.

The M Y51 has ventilated disc brakes with a diameter of 320 mm at the front or rear 308 mm, with aluminum calipers with 4 opposed pistons front and two opposing pistons on the rear axle. ABS with brake assist and electronic brake- force distribution ( EBD) are standard.

The drag coefficient is 0.27 to 0.28.

With a length of 4.95 meters, it surpasses the Mercedes E-Class by 8 cm, the BMW 5 by 5 cm and the Audi A6 almost 3 cm.

The luggage compartment has a volume of 500 liters of M37, the M30d 450 liters and 350 liters with the M35h; the tank contents is specified with 80 in the hybrid model M35h with 70 liters.


Since the market launch until June 2011 168 Infiniti M are in Germany Y51 been first authorized, but only eight of them privately models, ie around 4.8%. The other hand, 14,618 units were registered in 2010 alone on the U.S. market.