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Infiniti FX50

2009 Infiniti FX50

Infiniti FX Offers Luxury, and SUV Utility, Along With New Safety Technology

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

The all-new, second-generation FX, which goes on sale at dealers in the United States and in June 2008, is a radical of sport and utility – offering levels of power, refinement and exhilaration.

Created as a fusion of performance and the utility of an SUV, it head-turning styling and an advanced platform, along with a of a new 390-horsepower 5.0-liter 32-valve V8 engine with VVEL Variable Valve Event or 303-horsepower 3.5-liter 24-valve V6. Each engine is paired standard 7-speed automatic featuring Adaptive Shift (ASC) and available solid paddle shifters.

The 2009 FX is offered with available All-Wheel Drive, double-wishbone rear suspension and large disc brakes, along available Continuous Damping (CDC) suspension system, Steer and 21-inch Enkei lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels.

Infiniti FX combines sporty with the utility of an SUV – an unbeatable that we’ve taken to higher levels with the new FX design,” said Mark vice president and general Infiniti. “For 2009, FX the technology leadership that was a of the original, including a new, 5.0-liter V8 design, 7-speed transmission and an incredible array of safety features designed to the stress of everyday driving.”

As a of Infiniti’s innovative technology the new FX offers a number of available safety systems – including Brake Assist (IBA), provides forward collision and automatic emergency braking if a with the vehicle ahead is Distance Control Assist which reduces the burden of in heavy traffic by intuitively to release the throttle and apply the to maintain a safe distance the vehicle ahead; and Lane Warning/Lane Departure Prevention which helps keep the in its travel lane.

Inside, the new FX provides a warm, modern, environment highlighted by a driver-oriented with intuitive controls, sport seating and advanced navigation and technology ranging an 11-speaker Boseв-developed audio to Infiniti Intelligent Key, Intelligent Cruise Control Speed Range) and available View Monitor system.

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

Enhanced Styling and Structure

The all-new FX continues the head-turning exterior styling and proportions that helped the FX stand out from all other luxury crossovers on the market – a hood, stretched wheelbase, front and rear overhangs, and low of gravity.

“The Infiniti FX’s styling serves notice of its underpinnings, yet FX also offers for five and the cargo capacity to four full-size golf said Igo. “FX proves utility comes in all shapes, a beautifully elegant one.”

For distinctive side air vents been added behind the wheels. Like everything on the FX, the new side air vents are about not mere ornamentation. They air to flow through the engine and out the side of the vehicle, reducing end lift by a full five improving high speed

The new FX’s wheelbase has been approximately 1.4 inches, with the wheels moved forward and out – an even more pronounced stance. The front end look has been refined, though it the FX’s traditional, lustrous signature double-arch front fog lamps and iconic High Discharge (HID) bi-xenon headlights.

FX’s aggressive is once again highlighted by a front-to-rear shoulder line, greenhouse, kicked-back roofline and rear spoiler. The large LED extend beyond the body, create aerodynamic downforce, big dual exhaust outlets chrome finishers cap the action-ready

The coefficient of drag has been to 0.35 (FX35) from with the engineers finessing the smallest details to help airflow, including the front sides, rear spoiler and, again, taillight

Under FX’s polished, styling is an equally advanced structure. FX utilizes the rigid architecture used on the performance-slanted G Sedan, G Coupe and M Sedan. The FM offers a performance foundation and front-to-rear weight distribution for handling.

Efforts were to reduce weight and enhance strength, including the use of new aluminum door panels. The overall FX structure weighs nearly 200 less than the previous FX (overall total vehicle is increased, however, due to additional equipment).

The new FX also utilizes advanced Scratch Shield a special “self-healing” clearcoat that repairs fine such as fingernail scratches door handles, over a of several days, using to heat the clearcoat, causing scratches to fill in. Scratch paint is standard for all available colors.

A Driver-Oriented Interior

The Infiniti FX’s interior a command center-style cockpit to enhance the driving experience. The leather-appointed 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat includes air-inflating lumber support and manual thigh extensions. The passenger seat offers power adjustments, and both seats are available with a new more efficient heating and functions for maximum comfort in any

The high-tech interior design an Infiniti signature double-wave panel and white/violet Fin Vision gauges. Also available is a new Driving Position System, moves the seat, steering and outside mirrors adaptively the correct position – allowing the to change the seat position driving and keep the same viewpoint and relationship between the column and driver’s shoulder

The FX interior also includes an comfort and convenience equipment, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and knob, front door front seatback pockets, front and rear cupholders, glove compartment, four grips, overhead sunglass four 12-volt power power windows with one-touch up/down function one-touch auto up/down is added on FX50), power locks and available cargo cover, cargo net and aluminum Hospitality features include Intelligent Key with Push Ignition and a special Welcome system with 12-point lighting that starts turning on the puddle lamps the side mirrors as the driver the FX and continues to light key areas as and passengers settle into the

Another new available feature is an Climate Control System with PlasmaclusterФ ionizer removes or neutralizes interior contaminants. The system includes a Mode,” which emits a low of negative and positive ions attach to airborne particles fungi, spores, etc.), an attraction to interior surfaces so are no longer floating around, rendering them harmless.

An Mode” creates a high of negative ions to impart a and crispness to the air, similar to people experience after a or near a waterfall.

In addition, utilizes a new filter using impregnated with natural seed polyphenol, which has the to neutralize allergens that filters cannot remove due to incredibly small size to 0.5 microns).

The new FX comes equipped state-of-the-art audio – an advanced audio system, acoustically by Bose® to optimize sound the FX’s interior. The 11-speaker features an AM/FM/6CD player, an Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converter system, XM® Satellite Radio active XM® subscription, sold diversity antenna and steering remote audio controls.

The advanced Infiniti Hard (HDD) Navigation System XM NavTraffic® with Real Traffic Information (requires XM® subscription, sold separately) a 9.3GB Music Box Hard for digital music storage and Interface System for iPod®, Flash (CF) card and Voice Recognition system for control, navigation, audio and phone functions.

Other tech features include Monitor and an available Infiniti DVD Entertainment System with flip-down console-mounted rear two wireless headphones and remote Both the front and rear can display DVD content (front when parked).

Two Advanced Engines

Performance has been the hallmark of the Infiniti FX – acceleration and braking, along tight, responsive handling. The FX ups the standards in all areas.

The new Infiniti model, which replaces the FX45, features a dramatic new V8 engine design rated at 390 and 369 lb-ft of torque (versus the generation FX45’s 320 horsepower and 335 of torque).

The new engine also a high rev limit, a powerful sound from a specially exhaust and improved fuel versus the previous 4.5-liter V8.

One of the to the new V8’s impressive performance is the of Infiniti’s patented Variable Event Lift (VVEL) control technology, which was introduced on the high-performance 2008 G37 Coupe. The VVEL system adjusts valve event and amounts, enabling higher efficiency with higher and improved emissions over variable valve designs. The intake camshafts, which continuously variable lift teamed with a Continuously Valve Timing Control (CVTCS), allow for a 6,800 rpm and a high compression ratio of

Also offered is an advanced DOHC 24-valve V6, available on models. The V6 engine features an block and heads and electronically throttle system and has been specifically for use in the FX35. The engine is at 303-horsepower at 6,800 rpm (versus the generation FX35’s 275 horsepower) and 262 of torque, and is expected to offer acceleration to the previous V8-equipped – along with improved efficiency versus the outgoing

The advanced V6 design also a symmetric twin ram air intake that reduces airflow Continuously Variable Valve Control System (CVTCS), a timing chain for quiet microfinished crank journals and cam and Teflon-coated lightweight pistons, a exhaust system with length exhaust manifolds and low exhaust pressure to help engine breathing. The FX35’s note has been tuned for a high-performance sound.

Only one is offered on the new FX – an all-new 7-speed the first ever offered on an vehicle. This new transmission both a wide ratio of and a wide lock-up area, as as a manual shift mode, Rev Matching and Adaptive Shift (ASC).

The standard ASC system the transmission’s shift timing, on driving style, ensuring responsive performance. ASC can switch several different programs – gear hold and downshifting, the FX feel more like a shift transmission when

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

Infiniti’s advanced Vehicle Control (VDC) system Traction Control System is standard on all FX models – with a switch for drivers who desire vehicle intervention.

FX50 AWD and AWD models are equipped with advanced ATTESA E-TSФ Total Traction Engineering for All Electronic Torque Split) drive system, which an advanced torque split strategy that automatically optimum torque to the wheels to road and driving conditions. The provides outstanding handling due to torque distribution from to rear (50:50 up to 0:100). E-TSФ also provides starting traction performance and stable acceleration, especially in or off-road situations with a torque split at standing

FX offers independent suspension at all corners, with a new double-wishbone design in front, tailored for large wheels and tires, yet to that utilized on the Infiniti G and Sedan and Infiniti M sedan. It the previous generation FX’s strut-type suspension and offers ride and improved handling.

rear suspension utilizes the design from the previous refined to weigh less and more wheel travel – for improved ride and handling. diameter stabilizer bars are front and rear.

The suspension also incorporates special Flow Path” (DFP) absorber technology with springs for responsive yet comfortable and firm, tight handling.

A available Continuous Damping (CDC) suspension system special electronically controlled absorbers. Using input a variety of sensors, the system alters the damping of the shocks to optimal ride and handling. A switch with two settings, and “Sport,” allows the driver to the shock valving levels.

The is available with an advanced Steer system – the first of its available in an SUV, which precise, electronic motor-driven to turn the rear wheels up to one helping generate a nimble response at low speeds and enhance at high speeds. The result is a that is able to change with improved quickness, and stability.

Secure braking is provided by the FX’s 4-wheel disc brakes with Assist (BA) and Electronic force Distribution (EBD). The system includes 4-piston rear (opposed piston) similar to those utilized on the new G37 Coupe, and large brake (14.0-inch front/13.8-inch rear).

New six-spoke aluminum-alloy 9.5Jx21-inch developed by Enkei, are offered as equipment on the FX50. The wheels are using a special type of casting and are as light as a competitor’s wheels. They are mounted 265/45R21 all-season tires.

high-performance summer tires are as on option with the Sport

FX35 models come with 8.0Jx18 split-5-spoke wheels mounted with all-season tires. The Deluxe Package includes with 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels metallic finish and 265/50R20 tires.

Advanced Technology and Systems

The new FX includes an array of available technology systems. The Brake Assist (IBA) uses the laser rangefinder the Intelligent Cruise Control’s system and analyzes closing to an obstacle ahead to help or reduce damage caused by a collision. FX is the only vehicle in its (besides the Infiniti EX) to have

If a forward collision is imminent the vehicle in front of the FX and the driver take immediate avoidance the system sounds a warning to driver action. When a collision cannot be avoided by the FX action, the system activates the brakes to decelerate the vehicle, helping to reduce damage from the collision. IBA can apply up to braking force (1.0g is close to the maximum possible force).

Also available on the FX is a Control Assist (DCA) Designed for low-speed, heavy situations, DCA uses the Intelligent Control sensors to measure to the car ahead.

The DCA allows one-foot in heavy traffic – the driver the accelerator to move forward, but the car ahead slows, DCA “pushes on the accelerator pedal and automatically the brakes, even to a stop. The then depresses the accelerator to get again. DCA will only a predetermined amount of brake

If the closing distance to a vehicle of the FX decreases too rapidly, a warning sound, alerting the driver to depress the brakes.

The available Cruise Control (Full Range) system combines the throttle sensor and laser with the cruise control to automatically maintain a set distance the FX and a vehicle in front of it. The system the driver with acceleration and in the low speed range (between 0 and 25 such as when driving in traffic and stops the FX if traffic

Available on all 2009 FXs is the advanced Lane Departure Prevention system, which takes existing Lane Departure system (introduced on the previous FX) one step further. LDP utilizes the Vehicle Dynamic Control to apply slight brake to the wheels opposite the side of the departure direction to help the vehicle from inadvertently out of its intended lane.

The Infiniti Around View Monitor first introduced on the new Infiniti utilizes four small cameras – mounted on the front, and rear of the FX – to project an all-around of potential objects on every of the vehicle, helping reduce spots when parking.

The system uses advanced processing to provide a unique View” of the vehicle, making it for the driver to position the FX for parallel by simultaneously confirming the exact of the front and rear of the vehicle.

features found on every FX include a seat belt system; standard Infiniti Air Bag System (AABS); dual-stage supplemental air bags with seat occupant classification and seat belt sensor; and side-impact and rollover curtain air bag for outboard seat occupant protection.

Also standard are front seat belts pretensioners and load limiters, seat belts in all passenger positions (driver’s side ELR adjustable upper anchors, seat Active Head and LATCH (Lower Anchors and for CHildren) system. A Tire Monitoring System (TPMS) is standard.

FX also includes Pre-Crash Seat Belts. patented technology (licensed to automakers), the system automatically the FX’s seat belts if the detects emergency braking, movement or an emergency handling – based on information from the pedal stepping speed and IBA activation, vehicle speed and angle. In addition to its automatic function in emergencies, the driver can fit the seat belt (taking up automatically) when putting it on, and belt wind-up when

Models and Options

The new FX is offered in engine/drive configurations: the V8-powered AWD, the V6-powered FX35 AWD and the FX35 RWD. Each equipped with exceptional of standard equipment.

Four are offered for the FX50: Sport with sport leather smoked headlight bezels and AFS, Continuous Damping adjustable shock absorbers and Steer; Technology Package, Lane Departure Prevention and Departure Prevention, Intelligent Control (Full Speed Distance Control Assist, Brake Assist, Pre-Crash Belts and rain-sensing wipers; DVD Entertainment System; and 21-inch summer tires.

The FX35 is with the Premium Package, climate-controlled front seats, Driver’s Memory Seat, shifters, roof rails and Navigation Package, with system, 8-inch color Around View Monitor and Technology Package; DVD Mobile Package; and Deluxe Touring with 20-inch wheels and AFS and hand-stained Maple wood

“The new Infiniti FX – like the – remains a radical expression of and utility – designed to stand out by measure,” said Igo. concept and execution come the spirit of pure auto – and the desire to keep stretching the in search of the perfect performance SUV.”

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