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Infiniti FX50

2009 Infiniti FX50

The Infiniti FX50 390 Horsepower Price, Specs and More


– All-New FX Offers Power, Refinement, and Exhilaration –

Already a contender in the competitive performance SUV segment, the all-new, second-generation FX performance luxury crossover SUV a major step forward a newly designed 5.0-liter V8, 3.5-liter V6, new standard 7-speed transmission, enhanced exterior advanced interior design and technology and safety equipment.

Infiniti Press Release]


The Infiniti FX represents a fusion of performance and SUV utility, with styling and a sports sedan

Offered in three extremely performance luxury models AWD, FX35 AWD, RWD with enhanced chassis, and interior designs

Advanced Safety Shield technologies, industry-first Intelligent Brake (IBA) with Forward Warning, Distance Control (DCA), and Lane Departure (LDP)

Two new engine choices:

New 5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8 369 lb-ft of torque

Refined 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 262 lb-ft of torque

New 7-speed transmission with Adaptive Control (ASC), Downshift Rev and available solid magnesium shifters

Available Infiniti All-Wheel Drive

Standard Dynamic Control with Control

Available Continuous Control (CDC)#174; suspension and Active Steer

Available 21-inch Enkei wheels 265/45R21 tires

Advanced and technology, providing hospitality thoughtful functions

High interior materials, with attention to detail and safety

list of standard amenities, leather-appointed seats, Fine electroluminescent gauges, Welcome Infiniti Intelligent Key, Climate Control System power moonroof

Scratch paint

Available Infiniti Drive (HDD) Navigation with XM NavTraffic#174; with Traffic Information (requires XM#174; subscription, sold and 9.3GB Music Box Hard music storage system

The Infiniti FX crossover SUV was designed to a unique, extreme dual – the mechanical features of a vehicle wrapped in the body of a SUV. The new second-generation FX maintains the of the first, adding higher levels, improved design and and increased passenger comfort.

The 2009 Infiniti FX will be at Infiniti retailers in the United and Canada beginning in June


First introduced in the American market in January the FX’s design roots go to a pair of dramatic concept shown at the 2001 and 2002 American International Auto in Detroit.

Breaking new ground at the the 2001 Infiniti FX45 included personalized zones for and passengers, a rear game with DVD video player, an navigation system and an exterior by oversized wheels and tires, a hood with a large and headlights, and a sharply sloped body. Its concept positioning was to the media as a Bionic Cheetah fast, nimble, able to directions with a silky yet precise and mechanical underneath.

a strong reception by consumers at a of North American auto where the FX45 Concept was Infiniti returned to Detroit the year with a much refined concept vehicle known as the FX45 Concept). The iteration of the SUV inspired by sports car was accentuated by a long wheelbase, stance, 21-inch wheels and LED taillights and unique roof design.

The styling, while radical for the time, was more for everyday use. It retained the FX45 Concept’s aggressive end styling, high shoulders and stance – along a new cutting-edge techno-inspired, yet opulent,

Powering the second FX45 was an advanced 300+ horsepower V8 based on the class-leading 2002 Q45 powerplant. A few months later, at the New York International Auto an announcement was made that the would go into production as a Infiniti model.

At introduction, the Infiniti FX offered luxury SUV an attractive, versatile crossover with exceptional utility, style, safety and luxury. It was and remains – the first sports crossover.

The original FX was in three models, a V8-powered with all-wheel drive and FX35 models in either drive or rear-wheel drive. For the model year, the FX underwent a revision, with Infiniti to evolve FX’s standard and equipment offerings to retain its as a showcase for Infiniti technology and to customer needs.

Demand for the FX soon extended beyond the and Canada. As part of Infiniti’s expansion, FX is now available in all Infiniti markets – including Korean, Ukraine, Russia, the East and China. The all-new Infiniti FX – with a new designation for the V8 model – is to go on sale in North America in 2008, followed by other including Western Europe, in 2008 and 2009.


The overall goal in the development of the Infiniti FX crossover was to enhance its performance while adding – without compromising side of the equation.

As a design and leader in the competitive performance crossover segment, it was critical to focused on both big picture such as increased engine and improved ride quality, as as attention to the smallest details in such as interior conveniences, body aerodynamics, cabin and overall quality. The new FX’s also wanted to give the a more human feel, its mechanical strengths, by integrating the technology with owners’

The new Infiniti FX is also designed to be adaptive to both the driver and conditions, utilizing a long of available Infiniti technologies and including:

Infiniti Safety including Intelligent Brake (IBA) with Forward Warning, Distance Control (DCA), Lane Departure (LDP) and Intelligent Cruise (Full Speed Range)

Valve Event Lift for the 5.0-liter V8

Continuously Variable Timing Control System

Adaptive Shift Control

Continuous Damping Control suspension

Rear Active

Advanced Climate Control (ACCS) with Plasmacluster, Auto Recirculation Mode and polyphenol filter

Adaptive lighting System (AFS)

Seat Belts


Around View Monitor

are additional details about the 2009 Infiniti FX.


Styling and Design

The FX continues with the head-turning styling and sporty proportions helped the first-generation stand out all other performance crossovers on the The FX blends the substantial lower of an SUV with a long hood, wheelbase, short front and overhangs, low center of gravity and an upper body more found on performance vehicles conveying its strong performance and breakthrough design architecture in a glance.

For 2009, distinctive air vents have been behind the front wheels. the front wheels have moved forward approximately 1.4 from the previous generation FX wheelbase versus 112.2-inch) and the track has been widened by 1.7 inches (64.4-inch front versus 62.7-inch) – an even more pronounced stance.

The design of FX starts a new front end appearance, led by a black double-arch front grille, fog lamps and iconic High Discharge (HID) bi-functional headlights. FX also includes Adaptive Front lighting (AFS) with optional chrome headlight finishers Sport Package).

FX’s silhouette is highlighted by a strong shoulder line, taut greenhouse with chromed frames, rearward-sloping roofline, rear spoiler and available roof rails.

In the rear, simple, bold appearance LED taillights that extend the body to help create downforce and large dual outlets with chrome Standard on FX50 are 21-inch wheels and 265/45R21 W-rated tires.

A unique styling added as part of the second-generation are the functional side air vents behind the wheels on the front In addition to their sporty the vents allow air to flow the engine compartment and out the sides of the reducing front end lift by percent for improved high-speed

FX’s coefficient of drag has improved to 0.35 from – the result of the FX’s finessing even the smallest including the front bumper rear spoiler and taillight to help manage airflow.

A Rigid Body with an on Weight and NVH Reduction

Under polished, assertive styling is an advanced body structure. FX the rigid FM (Front Midship) architecture used on the Infiniti G G Coupe and M Sedan. The FM platform a balanced front-to-rear weight for exceptional handling – for FX35 RWD, 53/47 for AWD and 54/46 for FX50 AWD.

development was undertaken to enhance strength and reduce weight. include the use of body continuation (laser welding), which create a stiffer, more frame, and reinforcements were throughout the vehicle’s structure. body rigidity enhancement included additional reinforcement of the cowl top and front side along with a new floor member, tunnel stay and a new bar near the rear of the engine

The new FX’s body is now 1.6 times resistant to twisting and 3.4 times resistant to bending than the generation FX design. This body stiffness contributes to the precise feeling of the FX’s and steering by reducing the delay front axle and rear response to driver inputs. It helps ensure lower levels and improved resonance to the suspension, enhancing ride

Other noise and vibration measures include the use of improved insulation materials; a retuning of intake and exhaust systems; body sealing measures, door glass seals; and use of cavity foam-fill to reduce of outside and road noise to the FX

Despite increased body and noise reduction efforts, the new extensive weight reduction result in a nearly 200 pound in body structure weight (overall total vehicle is increased over the previous due to additional standard equipment), FX to maintain power-to-weight ratios are among the best in class.

of these efforts include aluminum front and rear which have the same and stiffness of conventional steel but are over 44 pounds lighter for all four doors); an extensive use of aluminum suspension components; and of an easy opening/closing lightweight cargo door with an closure assist system.

Front lighting System

The new FX’s available Adaptive lighting System (AFS) controls the lighting pattern and aim, based on steering angle and vehicle speed. The can swivel headlights up to 17 degrees to provide better visibility of conditions at night and also an automatic leveling system. An sense of security is provided by an feature, which switches on the automatically in low ambient light

Flat Blade Wipers Available Rain-Sensing Feature

The new FX flat blade windshield and a new wiper arm design for optimized performance – helping wiping performance at high and reducing wind noise. wiper blade height has reduced (1.0 inches 1.3 inches for conventional blades), front visibility. These and variable intermittent wipers are with a new rain-sensing feature, automatically tunes their and speed according to the frequency of the (as detected by sensors).

Scratch Paint

The new FX also offers advanced Scratch Shield a special self-healing paint to maintain its gloss-level over The paint repairs fine and swirl marks, such as scratches under door restoring the FX’s surface to its original state. Scratch paint is standard for all available colors.

The process, which anywhere from one day to one week on the surrounding temperature and the depth of the is accomplished through the use of a special elastic resin, which is with a conventional clearcoat to the paint’s flexibility and strength by the resin density. Applied to exterior, sunlight heats the causing small scratches to The process only works for to the clearcoat – deeper that penetrate to the paint repairable.

Exterior Colors

The new FX be offered in eight exterior Moonlight White, Liquid Black Obsidian, Platinum Blue Slate, Midnight Umbria Twilight and a special FX color, Mojave Copper.


Styling and

FX’s sporty interior is to combine a driver-oriented cockpit/command with a warm, modern, passenger environment – all in rich, natural materials, as leather, wood and aluminum. The interior includes an Infiniti double-wave instrument panel and Fine Vision electroluminescent

FX’s sporty proportions pay benefits in the design and layout of the The low overall height and wide ensures a high level of handling and security, while the seat height supports the SUV feeling and sense of secure A standard large-sized electric moonroof adds to the open, feeling environment of the FX interior.

The FX comes with a new, front sport seat with an adjustable air-inflating bolsters for the driver’s seat, increased lateral support sporty driving sessions. The seat features 10-way with lumbar support, the passenger’s seat is 8-way

The front sport seats are in a special quilted leather and include manually adjustable support, which add an extra of comfort for drivers and passengers long legs or for long travel. The 60/40-split rear are easily accessed through low step-in and slide-in heights and can be folded from the cargo

An available 2-Position Driver’s Memory system (standard on available on FX35) allows the seat position, tilt/telescoping column and outside mirrors reverse synchronization) to be set for two different

Also available are climate-controlled seats with enhanced and cooling functions. A new air duct and assembly shortens the time to reach a desired temperature, heating performance improved 16 and cooling performance improved 20 over the previous generation resulting in greater performance less noise. Climate-controlled are standard on FX50 and available on

Automatic Driving Position

The new FX also offers an available Driving Position System, moves the seat, steering and outside mirrors adaptively the correct position. This allows the driver to change the position and keep the same (mirrors) and relationship between the column and driver’s shoulder

Instrumentation and Materials

The new FX interior standard white/violet Fine electroluminescent gauges with rings on the instrument cluster and standard a 7.0-inch multi-information monitor. A centerpiece of the FX instrument is the traditional, signature Infiniti clock. FX’s shifter is in aluminum and the center console is in hand-stained Maple wood giving a sense of warmth

Wood trim application has increased by 200 percent over the generation FX, with larger of wood utilized on the center and all four door panels.

The FX includes a three-spoke leather-wrapped wheel and aluminum-accented shift front door map pockets, seatback pockets, dual and rear cupholders, locking compartment, four assist and an overhead sunglass holder.

standard are aluminum pedals, 12-volt power outlets, door locks, power with one-touch up/down (FX35 front one-touch function, FX50 front and one-touch up/down function) and cargo area cover and net.

Infiniti Intelligent Key

standard Infiniti Intelligent Key Push Button Ignition is expression of Infiniti hospitality, begins when the key’s signal unlocks the door. the driver is inside, the seat, wheel and side mirrors return to the preferences linked to personal I-key (two are provided with each FX) is used.

A push of the illuminated, pulsing start/stop button switches on the without the driver ever a key from his or her pocket, purse or Another push of the start/stop turns off the ignition once the FX has and the transmission has been switched to the position.


The second-generation interior and cargo areas been reshaped to enhance and utility. A wider available of the seat and steering column extra driver comfort and while the available rear area cover has been to easily accommodate taller and coolers, while securing from outside visibility as With the rear seat the new FX will hold 62.0 feet of cargo.

Advanced Control System (ACCS)

comfort takes many in the new FX, including the air that driver and breathe. Along with reducing air resistance of the heating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system lowering noise levels by up to decibels – FX models several high-tech filtering to remove or neutralize) airborne

FX50’s new Plasmacluster, ionizer positive and negative ions as air the cabin, depending on humidity to help keep the cabin air and fresh.

ACCS has two modes. The Mode emits a low concentration of and positive ions that to airborne particles (mold, spores, etc.), causing an to interior surfaces so they are no floating around, while them harmless. An Ion Mode a high concentration of negative to impart a freshness and crispness to the similar to what people after a thunderstorm or near a

In addition, FX50 utilizes a new using fiber impregnated natural grape seed which has the ability to neutralize – conventional filters remove allergens, pollens, mites, airborne viruses and the due to their incredibly small (0.3 to 0.5 microns). The FX50 has the ability to trap and/or these allergens.

Another aspect of maintaining a clean environment is preventing unwanted from entering the cabin in the place. The FX50 features a new recirculation mode, which the air that enters the cabin in fresh air mode (where air is in from the outside).

If high of exterior pollutants or smog-producing are detected – such as sitting in heavy traffic a bus or large truck – the automatically switches to recirculation (outside air is no longer drawn the system), effectively sealing the from these pollutants. exterior pollutants subside, the reverts to fresh air mode.


FX’s welcoming environment makes itself even before the driver and enter the vehicle though a 12-point sequential Welcome system, which progressively various sets of lights as the approaches the vehicle. First, the puddle lights located the sideview mirrors light, sequentially a series of interior (foot lights, map lights, personal lights, armrest lights and others). Upon the vehicle, the Start button like a heartbeat, beckoning the to press it.

When the engine is the gauges sweep from resting position to their max then return to acting as gauges – almost as if the new FX is its readiness for the road ahead.

Audio, Navigation and Entertainment

Every FX comes equipped a standard advanced Bose#174; system, acoustically engineered by to optimize sound within the environment. The system features an player, an advanced Burr-Brown converter (DAC) and 11 speakers including a 6.5-inch Nd full-range in each door, two 5.25-inch housed inside the spare 3.0-inch Nd mid-high range in each D-pillar and one in the center of the panel, and 2.5-inch mid-high speakers at the outer edges of the panel. The Burr-Brown DAC reads the digital data stream and it into an analog signal.

standard equipment includes Satellite Radio (requires XM#174; subscription, sold diversity antenna and steering remote audio controls, and Monitor.

An advanced Infiniti Drive (HDD) Navigation (standard on FX50, available on features XM NavTraffic#174; with Traffic Information (requires XM#174; subscription, sold The system displays current conditions in color-coded images on the navigation system map. A Recognition system comes the navigation system and includes activation for common climate navigation, audio system and functions.

Also available as of the navigation system is an advanced Music Box Hard Drive for music storage and playback so can rip and store their music in the as well as select the music on mood (Relaxed, Upbeat, Lively). The system includes an System for iPod#174; with integration, along with a Flash (CF) card that allows the owner to music files onto a CF then import it to the FX’s system.

An Infiniti DVD Mobile System with 9.0-inch flip-down rear console-mounted – complete with a DVD mounted in the front center as well as two wireless headphones and control – is also Both the front and rear can display DVD content (front when parked).

Also is a Bluetooth#174; Hands-Free Phone which allows hands-free operation, phone book to the vehicle (access via the touch-screen) and answer/hang-up function via the touch or a switch on the steering wheel all without the driver taking his or her off the road.

Interior Colors

The 2009 FX is offered in three interior schemes – Wheat, and Java.


The all-new FX blends exhilarating with the best combination of and ride comfort. This positioning, known among FX simply as FX-ness, continues as the for the new second-generation FX powertrain and suspension

Two Advanced Powerplants

The FX is offered in two – FX50 and FX35 each designating their engine sizes. The FX50’s 5.0-liter V8 is a new powerplant, while the 3.5-liter V6 was recently introduced in the Infiniti G35 Sedan. Both are mounted low in the chassis to help the FX’s center of gravity.

New 5.0-liter V8

The goals for the development of the all-new VK50VE V8 started outstanding power output 390 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 369 lb-ft of at 4,400 rpm (versus the previous FX45’s 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of – a high rev limit, a engine sound from a tuned exhaust and improved economy versus the previous V8.

Infiniti FX50

The engine design also twin symmetrical air intakes, valves, modular cylinder microfinished crankshaft, lightweight super-silent single stage cam chains and a hydraulically driven fan to help optimize performance. small details were in designing the new engine, including how the oil circulates within the engine for friction.

One of the keys to the new V8’s performance is the adoption of Infiniti’s Variable Valve Event (VVEL) valve control which was first introduced on the 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe. The system continuously adjusts event and lift amounts, higher fuel efficiency higher torque and improved over conventional variable designs. The VVEL intake featuring continuously variable control teamed with the Variable Valve Timing System (CVTCS), allow for a rpm redline.

VVEL works a rocker arm and two types of links the engine valves by transferring the movement of a drive shaft an eccentric cam to the output cam. The of the output cam is varied by rotating the shaft within the DC motor and the fulcrums of the links, which a continuous adjustment of the valve amount possible. Throttle has been improved by directly the amount of intake with the valve rather than the valve, where it has conventionally controlled.

Fuel efficiency and torque have also improved by substantially reducing resistance, which conventionally when the throttle valve of an running at low revs is closed. By the amount of valve lift the engine is running at low revs, the flow rate is increased and combustion becomes easier.

reduces emissions of hydrocarbons, can be produced during partial cycles. VVEL stabilizes in cold temperatures as well, a quicker warm-up of the catalytic

Refined VQ35HR 3.5-liter V6

all-wheel drive and rear-wheel FX35 models come with a standard 3.5-liter 24-valve V6 engine with block and heads and electronically throttle system.

The V6 has been specifically for use in the FX35, with a of 303-horsepower at 6,800 rpm (versus the generation FX35’s 275 horsepower) and 262 of torque at 4800 rpm, and is to offer similar acceleration to the V8-equipped FX45 – with improved fuel versus the outgoing model.

The V6, which has been named one of the Ten Engines by Ward’s Auto magazine for 14 consecutive years, is now in its generation. The block features frame construction for greater and standard variable exhaust cam (CVTCS), a high redline and high compression ratio asymmetric piston skirts, knock sensors, improved flow and double fine-tipped spark plugs.

The advanced V6 also includes a symmetric ram air intake system that airflow resistance, dual system with equal exhaust manifolds and low muffler pressure to help improve breathing. The FX35 exhaust has been tuned for a sporty, sound.

The VQ engine design includes a long list of systems – including a Variable Valve Timing System (CVTCS), a silent chain for quiet operation, crank journals and cam lobes, and pistons.

All-New 7-Speed Transmission

An all-new 7-speed the first ever offered on an vehicle, is standard on every FX. new transmission offers both a ratio of coverage and a wide area, as well as a manual mode with available magnesium paddle shifters, Rev Matching and Adaptive Shift (ASC).

Designed to offer acceleration, drivability and fuel over the previous generation 5-speed automatic, the transmission’s points have been to keep the engine operating in its torque output range ensuring that there is a healthy reserve when the applies the throttle, such as in situations.

This new transmission enables 7th gear to be tuned to greater fuel economy on the without compromising the other six in terms of flexibility and drivability.

The new FX also has a slip-lockup mode allows for a near-complete lockup at vehicle speeds for improved efficiency, while allowing a small amount of slip to quell undue vibration and that can occur with torque converter lockup at low

The standard ASC system adapts the shift timing, depending on style, ensuring more performance. ASC can switch between different programs, including urban, high speed and sports driving – gear hold and downshifting, the FX feel more like a shift transmission when

A special Snow-Mode function, by the driver, changes the throttle algorithm in low-speed slippery conditions for enhanced traction

Solid magnesium paddle (standard on FX50, available on enable drivers to shift the without releasing their from the steering wheel, maintain stability for the driver accelerating or decelerating on winding The paddle shifters are mounted on the column, so they remain no matter how many degrees the wheel is turned.

In addition to the new transmission, FX’s rear was enlarged to handle the higher output of the FX50’s new 5.0-liter V8

Standard Traction Control (TCS)

Infiniti’s advanced Dynamic Control (VDC) Traction Control System is standard on all FX models. VDC adjusts pressure and engine torque in understeer, oversteer or slippery surface situations, helping the keep the intended path. A switch allows the driver to the VDC system when desired.

All-Wheel Drive

Infiniti’s ATTESA E-TS, (Advanced Traction Engineering System for All Torque Split) all-wheel system uses an advanced split control strategy automatically transfers optimum to the wheels according to road and conditions. It is standard on FX50 AWD and AWD. The system provides handling due to optimum torque from front to rear up to 50:50).

ATTESA E-TS, provides high starting performance and smooth, stable especially in snow-covered or off-road with a 50:50 torque at standing start.

Under conditions, engine power is sent to the rear wheels. accelerating from a stop, the provides power to all four to help the FX launch off the line. up to speed, if the system’s sensors that all-wheel drive is not up to 100 percent of the power is sent to the wheels. This rear-bias better handling balance and fuel efficiency.

The system can divert power forward at any as traction/road conditions dictate, ensure that power goes where grip is the The system is most active encountering poor climate or conditions, such as snow, sand or dirt – apportioning power to the wheel or with the best traction.

Combining Nimbleness With Ride Quality

Utilizing the new enhanced body stiffness which allows the vehicle’s to work precisely as designed chassis bend altering its or dulling its responsiveness – the for the new FX was to retain the previous generation’s nimbleness while improving quality.

Infiniti FX’s handling is a result of its advanced independent suspension, which extensive use of aluminum-alloy components in the and rear to reduce unsprung (weight not supported by the springs), to improve both ride and

FX’s new double-wishbone front design, similar to that on the Infiniti G Coupe and Sedan and M sedan but tailored for the FX’s wheels and tires, replaces the generation FX’s front suspension. The suspension’s upper and A-arms help provide motion control, especially the suspension compresses and extends, more travel than the strut design. The net result is a ride and improved handling.

rear suspension utilizes the design from the previous refined to weigh less and more wheel travel again for improved ride and A lightweight, high-strength steel subframe is utilized to isolate the body and its passengers from noise and vibrations. Its compact increases room in the rear and cargo areas.

The suspension also incorporates special Flow Path (DFP) absorber technology with springs for responsive yet comfortable and firm, tight handling. diameter stabilizer bars are front and rear.

Continuous Control (CDC)#174;

The new FX50 Sport Package includes a Damping Control (CDC)#174; system with special controlled shock absorbers. conventional fixed damping shock absorbers, Continuous Control controller gathers the from a variety of sensors and alters the damping of the shocks to optimal ride and handling. sensors include two axle-mounted three upper-body g-sensors, a sensor, a vehicle speed a brake sensor and an engine sensor.

The system features a switch with two settings, the driver to chose the desired mode.

The Auto mode a good balance between comfort and handling performance, the Sport mode provides handling performance (high of damping stiffness is retained at all maximizing handling capabilities).

Active Steer

The FX50 Sport Package also Infiniti’s advanced Rear Steer system, the first of its available in an SUV. Unlike rear steering systems, Active Steer features electronic motor-driven control to the rear wheels up to one degree, generate a nimble steering at low speeds and enhance stability at speeds.

Rear Active Steer the rear wheels in accordance the steering angle of the front as well as vehicle speed, than passively following the wheels. The system’s electronic unit calculates the desired dynamics from a series of including vehicle speed and angle, and directs the system to change rear geometry by both of the rear suspension’s links.

The result is a vehicle is able to change direction improved quickness, precision and – even above the FX’s already high of dynamic abilities.

Rear Steer also assists in lane change or accident maneuvers by helping overcome the of rear-wheel drive vehicles to in such situations – the need for aggressive traction intervention.

Wheels and Tires

on FX50 are new superlight six-spoke 9.5Jx21-inch wheels developed by These wheels are created a special type of ultra-lightweight and are as light as a competitor’s 18-inch They are mounted with all-season tires.

W-rated summer tires are available as an on FX50s equipped with the Package.

FX35 models standard with 8.0Jx18 aluminum-alloy wheels mounted 265/60R18 all-season tires. The Touring Package includes 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels a metallic finish, wrapped in all-season tires.


The new FX a smaller turning radius the previous generation, despite its wheel and tire packages. FX focused on improving steering from the advanced Twin-Orifice Steering (TOPS) engine-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering system and play in the steering mechanism for direct vehicle response to input.

Braking System

2009 FX braking system include 4-wheel ventilated brakes, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake force (EBD). The FX50 system opposed 4-piston front/2-piston (opposed piston) calipers, to those utilized on the new Infiniti G37 and large brake rotors front/13.8-inch rear).

The braking (dimensions and high thermal has been tailored to European needs (higher speed providing a secure and stable at very high speeds and deceleration rates in every including the U.S. and Canada.


The new Infiniti FX offers a wide of available advanced technology and systems, helping reinforce the sense of communication between the FX and its FX technology is not technology for technology’s It is desired to be intuitive, unobtrusive and to the overall Infiniti driving

Intelligent Brake Assist with Forward Collision

The new FX’s available Intelligent Assist (IBA) system Forward Collision Warning the infrared laser sensor from the Intelligent Cruise (ICC) system and continuously and analyzes closing speeds to a ahead or a stationary obstacle. IBA can an imminent collision and will a two-stage warning to the driver as the moves towards a potential If the driver does not respond to both consecutive warnings and a can no longer be avoided, IBA will engage the brakes to help the impact speed and thus mitigate the consequences of the accident.

Control Assist (DCA)

The first Distance Control (DCA), another new available on FX, reduces the burden of driving by helping the driver release the and applying the brakes as needed in traffic.

Whereas Intelligent Assist is on by default, Distance Assist is available at the touch of a to assist the driver in managing the to the vehicle traveling ahead. DCA is the system ever to utilize the pedal to provide feedback to the When approaching the preceding from behind and the distance below a certain threshold, DCA signal to the driver that the should be released by pushing via the accelerator pedal.

Initially a push can be felt by the driver as a reminder to maintain a more distance. If the driver continues in on the vehicle ahead, a more double impulse from the plus an audible signal urge the driver to release the immediately. Upon release of the DCA will automatically engage the and decelerate the vehicle in order to a safe distance.

In slowing DCA will bring the vehicle to a stop. Also, the driver can the system at any time by depressing the pedal.

Intelligent Cruise (Full Speed Range)

The Intelligent Cruise Control Speed Range) brings the of cruise control whether in traffic or on open freeways, a proper distance to the vehicle a speed range of 0 and 90 mph. ICC can be a reliever particularly when in congested freeway traffic. latest-generation ICC on the new FX now operates across a speed range and helps the manage speed and distance to a complete stop.

This the FX to flow effortlessly with even at crawling speeds and resume the desired cruising once the road opens up This helps reduce fatigue, especially on long and commutes, and thus contributes to a driving environment.

Intelligent Control versus Distance Assist

The following chart the actions of ICC and DCA:

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