2012 Infiniti FX | new car review

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 by

The second generation was mildly updated for 2012 with new options and standard features. The updates included an exterior facelift with new grille, front bumper, fog lights, wheel designs, two new exterior colors, and an interior update with a new instrument cluster.

The FX is available with a V6 as well as a V8 engine. The FX35 sports a 3.5-litre V6 that produces 303bhp at 6,800rpm and 355Nm of torque at 4,800rpm. The test car – FX50 S – had a 5-litre V8 engine with a maximum output of 390bhp at 6,500rpm and 500Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. This engine has been around since 2004 and is the same motor found in the Nissan Patrol, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Armada and the Nissan Titan. A highly tuned version of this engine also finds its way on to the Nissan GT-R GT1 racing car. This engine has variable vale timing and the intake manifold directs air through different paths at different engine speeds to boost low-end torque or unleash high-end horsepower.

Infinity has toned up the interior extensively to bring the FX up to the levels of its elder brothers and the competitors. Premium quality leather, wood and plastics adorn the surfaces. A 11-speaker Bose Premium Sound System comes standard on all variants and the FX50 S gets a 9.3GB on-board music storage system. A 360-degree around view monitoring system is also standard on the FX50 S and optional on the FX35.

Specifications

Price

FX35: AED 199,000 – AED 216,500
FX50 S: AED 259,000

Engine: 

3.5-litre V6
Max power:
303bhp
Max torque:
355Nm

5-litre V8
Max power: 390bhp
Max torque: 500Nm

Transmission

7-speed automatic with downshift rev matching

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