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2011 Infiniti FX Press Kit: At a Glance

The powerful Infiniti FX enters the third year of its second-generation design in 2011 with a number of refinements and its performance spirit firmly intact. As one of the most radical expressions of sport and utility prowling the streets today, FX is again available with a choice of a 390-horsepower 5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8 engine with VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) or with a 303-horsepower 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 engine. Both engines are paired with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission featuring Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). Solid magnesium paddle shifters are available on the FX50.

The FX is also offered with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (standard on FX50), double-wishbone front/multi-link rear suspension and large 4-wheel disc brakes, along with available Continuous Damping Control (CDC(r)), Rear Active Steer, Intelligent Brake Assist and 21-inch lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels.

Inside, the FX interior provides a warm, inviting environment, highlighted by a driver-oriented cockpit with intuitive controls, available sport seating and advanced audio, navigation and technology - ranging from a Bose? 11-speaker Premium Audio system to the Infiniti Intelligent Key Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range) and Around View(r) Monitor system.

For the 2011 model year, enhancements include: the addition of standard power rear liftgate on all models (late availability); the previous Navigation Package content has been added to the Premium Package on FX35 (Premium Package content comes standard on FX50); a new Deluxe Touring Package for the FX50, with Maple interior accents, 21-inch wheels and tires and aluminum pedal accents; standard black lacquer interior trim is now standard on FX50; and one new color, Malbec Black, has been added to FX's exterior color palette.

The FX again offers an array of available advanced technology systems, including Distance Control Assist (DCA), Lane Departure Warning LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), and Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW).

The 2011 FX is offered in three models: FX50 AWD with 5.0-liter V8, FX35 AWD with 3.5-liter V6 and FX35 RWD with 3.5-liter V6.

Highlights of the 2011 Infiniti FX include:

Body

  • A fusion of luxury, performance and SUV utility, with short front and rear overhangs, low center of gravity, aggressive stance and available 21-inch wheels and tires
  • Polished, assertive styling, featuring a dark chrome grille, double wave hood, strong front-to-rear shoulder line, integrated rear spoiler, power sliding moonroof
  • Standard automatic on/off High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights and integrated front fog lights; aerodynamically designed rear LED taillights
  • Distinctive functional side air vents, which reduce front end lift by five percent
  • Lightweight aluminum-alloy hood and doors
  • Standard power rear liftgate
  • Chrome window moldings and door handles; available aluminum roof rails
  • Power folding, heated outside mirrors with courtesy lights and available reverse tilt-down feature
  • Speed-sensitive windshield wipers with aerodynamic flat blade wiper design, low-profile wiper arms; available rain-sensing function
  • Dual outlet exhaust with chrome tailpipe finishers
  • Offered in eight exterior colors: Malbec Black (new for 2011), Umbria Twilight, Liquid Platinum, Platinum Graphite, Blue Slate, Black Obsidian, Midnight Mocha and Moonlight White
  • 0.35 coefficient of drag on FX35, 0.36 on FX50

Engine, Driveline and Platform

  • Front engine/rear-wheel drive (FX35 RWD) or all-wheel drive (FX50 AWD, FX35 AWD)
  • VK50VE 32-valve 5.0-liter DOHC V8 with advanced Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL) valve control technology, producing 390 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque (FX50)
  • VQ35HR 24-valve 3.5-liter DOHC V6, producing 303-horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque (FX35)
  • Refined 7-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with manual shift mode, Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) and Downshift Rev Matching
  • Available solid magnesium paddle shifters (FX50)
  • Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system (FX50 AWD, FX35 AWD)
  • Snow-Mode function (shifts throttle input algorithm once activated by driver for enhanced traction in low-speed slippery road conditions)
  • Built on Infiniti's FM (Front Mid-ship) platform, specially designed and configured for use on FX

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • 4-wheel independent suspension with front double-wishbone and rear multi-link designs, extensive use of lightweight aluminum components, lightweight compact steel rear subframe
  • Dual Flow Path(tm) shock absorbers with rebound springs
  • Available Continuous Damping Control (CDC(r)) with driver-selectable "Auto" and "Sport" settings (FX50 Sport Package)
  • Large diameter front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Power-assisted twin-orifice vehicle-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering
  • Available Rear Active Steer for increased responsiveness and handling (FX50 Sport Package)
  • 4-wheel power-assisted vented brakes; 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD); Brake Assist (BA), available Preview Braking
  • Aluminum-alloy 4-piston front/2-piston rear (opposed piston) calipers (FX50)
  • Standard 18-inch split-5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 265/60R18 all-season tires (FX35)
  • Available 20-inch 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 265/50R20 all-season tires (standard on FX50, optional on FX35)
  • Lightweight 21-inch 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 265/45R21 all-season tires (optional on FX50)

Interior Features

  • Cockpit-like styling with standard leather-appointed seating
  • Available quilted leather-appointed seating (standard on FX50)
  • Personalized driver and passenger comfort zones with dual-zone front climate control HVAC system
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat including 2-way power lumbar support; available manual thigh support with power bolster adjustment (FX50 Sport Package)
  • 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, available manual thigh support (FX50 Sport Package)
  • Available dual-occupant memory system (standard on FX50)
  • Available climate-controlled front seats (standard FX50, optional FX35)
  • Three-spoke, perforated leather-wrapped, sport-style steering wheel with integrated cruise control and audio controls, available power tilt/telescopic feature (standard on FX50)
  • 60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seat
  • Sequential Welcome Lighting illuminated entry system
  • Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges
  • 7.0-inch (FX35) or 8.0-inch WVGA (FX50) color information display
  • Infiniti signature analog clock
  • Standard black lacquer trim
  • Available Maple interior accents
  • Available aluminum pedal accents
  • Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with auto-recirculation, Grape Polyphenol Filter and Plasmacluster(tm) air purifier (FX50)
  • Power windows with front one-touch auto-up/down with auto-reverse feature
  • Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition
  • Available Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range)
  • Available Distance Control Assist (DCA)
  • Bose 11-speaker Premium Audio system with single CD, mp3-CD playback, auxiliary input jacks, steering wheel audio controls, 2.0GB Music Box(r) (800MB for music storage) and USB connection port for iPod(r) interface and other compatible devices
  • XM Satellite Radio (XM(r) subscription required, sold separately)
  • Available Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with XM NavTraffic(r) with Real-Time Traffic Information and XM NavWeather(tm) with Real-Time Weather Information (requires active XM(r) subscription, sold separately), Zagat Survey(r) restaurant guide, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth(r), 9.3GB Music Box(r) Hard Drive and Voice Recognition system (standard on FX50, available on FX35)
  • RearView Monitor
  • Available innovative Around View Monitor system with front, side and rear-mounted cameras, which provide a virtual 360-degree view of the vehicle to help when parking
  • Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System
  • Available tonneau cover (standard on FX50)
  • Four 12-volt power points, dual front and rear cupholders, locking glove compartment
  • Three available interior colors: Wheat, Graphite, Java

Safety and Security

  • Available Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning
  • Available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems
  • Available Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights
  • Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
  • Dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
  • 3-point front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters; ALR/ELR in all passenger seating positions (driver ELR only)
  • Available Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts
  • Seat belt reminder system (front)
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system
  • Front-seat Active Head Restraints
  • Child safety rear door locks and power window lock-out button
  • Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure display
  • Infiniti Vehicle Immobilizer System and Vehicle Security System
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Models and Manufacturing

    • Available in three well-equipped models: FX50 AWD, FX35 AWD and FX35 RWD
    • Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Tochigi, Japan

    Source: Infiniti

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