Infiniti M35h battles the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid [video]

Eco warfare

The Infiniti M35h set a quarter-mile acceleration record last year, but how does it fair against the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid? Pretty well, according to a video released by the company.

As you can see, fake Stig's driving talent is no match for the Japanese hybrid as it accelerates from 0-100 mph (161 km/h) in 11.54 seconds and runs the quarter mile in 13.41 seconds. The latter time is quicker than the previously announced results, but that's appearantly what Infiniti is using to claim the title as the world's "fastest accelerating full hybrid."

As we have previously reported, the Panamera S Hybrid has a 333 PS (245 kW / 329 bhp) supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine which is backed up by an electric motor that produces 47 PS (34 kW / 46 bhp). This gives the car a combined maximum output of 380 PS (279 kW / 375 bhp) which enables it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.0 seconds and hit a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph).

The M35h, on the other hand, features a 306 PS (225 kW / 302 bhp) 3.5-liter V6 engine which is augmented by a 68 PS (50 kW / 67 bhp) electric motor. This gives the sedan a combined output of 364 PS (268 kW / 359 bhp) which allows it to run from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, before topping out at 250 km/h (155 mph).

Source: Infiniti

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Comments (17)

 lilsumo lilsumo
panamera is a hatch lol!
January 25, 2012 5:17 am
 Han Solo Han Solo
Bad front end on the Infiniti...but nice interior
January 24, 2012 7:45 pm
 henaz henaz
It's so ugly.
January 24, 2012 5:26 pm
 air_cooled air_cooled
The japanese and americans always compare their cars to German counterparts and make claims of superiority year after year. Never see the Germans comparing their cars to japanese or american cars. Wonder why? Every years there's some magazine cover with a new car and the title is "m3 killer". Give me a break.
January 24, 2012 2:16 pm
 hf7188 hf7188
This has to be the most stupid and irrelevant comercial i've seen in years... why the hell i would buy a hibrid because it's the fastest?!? If i drag race an hibrid car like that, the economy purpose of it goes down the drain. do they think that the average hibrid car buyer wants to be faster than a porsche, flooring the right pedal?! this is the old american marketing way: It does more than others, buy it! seriously...
January 24, 2012 1:18 pm
 moodyaaa moodyaaa
They compared them only in acceleration, is it gonna beat the panamera in othe sepcs ? I think it will win the price only
January 24, 2012 12:29 pm
 NYyanks NYyanks
uh huh, i'm calling bullsh*t on this one
January 24, 2012 12:27 pm