Infiniti M35 Parts and Infiniti M35 Accessories
Seven Little-Known Facts About the Infiniti M35
- The M35 was the Infiniti’s debut into the luxury sport sedan market. Its predecessors, the Infiniti M30 and the M45, were designed as a midsize coupe/convertible and a sedan, respectively. The M30 was sold from 1990 up to 1992, while the rear-drive V8-powered M45 was manufactured between 2003 and 2004 until it was discontinued in favor of the third-generation M-series sedans.
- In the Japanese market, the M35 was rebranded as the Fuga. Both cars are nearly identical except that the Fuga replaced the M35’s V8 engine for the V6, as Infiniti’s parent company opted instead to have the hybrid version offered as the performance option.
- The M35 was widely used as a prop in the US TV comedy-drama Desperate Housewives and as well as for several episodes of the detective series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. An Infiniti M35 hybrid was also featured in an episode of Cars.TV.
- The M35’s design was said to be inspired by the organic design of undersea creatures and the “coke bottle” style, a car design popular during the 1960s and 1970s wherein the overall body shape resembled the classic glass Coke bottle.
- The sedan has won numerous awards and recognitions, including the Interior of the Year by Ward’s Auto, one of the Top 10 Cars of 2011 under the luxury category by Popular Mechanics, and the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
- A hybrid version of the Infiniti M35 set the Guinness World Record as the fastest full hybrid car at the Britain’s Santa Pod Raceway in August 2011. The M35 averaged a time of 13.9031 seconds after multiple runs in the quarter-mile track, beating the previous record of 13.8960 seconds.
- The M35 hybrid is one of only two models that features an alarm system emits jet-like sounds while driving under low speeds. The sound generated is a sine-wave tone that ranges from 600 and 2.5 kHz, which makes it audible to children and adults alike, with the frequency varying depending on whether the car accelerates or slows down. The sounds stop once the car reaches 19 MPH.