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Infiniti M35h battles the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid [video]

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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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lilsumo
panamera is a hatch lol!
Jan 25, 2012 5:17 am
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Han Solo
Bad front end on the Infiniti...but nice interior
Jan 24, 2012 7:45 pm
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schizo
Wait until you sit inside one...you'll probably change your comment. It looks nice...but the quality sucks...
Jan 26, 2012 1:41 am
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henaz
It's so ugly.
Jan 24, 2012 5:26 pm
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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.
Jan 24, 2012 2:16 pm
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moodyaaa
And M3 never been killed
Jan 24, 2012 2:53 pm
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air_cooled
My point exactly. This video is just another example of japanese marketing that will fall with the sand of time. Next year they're will be some other company comparing their model to the panamera,not the infiniti.
Jan 24, 2012 5:44 pm
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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...
Jan 24, 2012 1:18 pm
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djcocum
Completely agree. This commercial is poorly made too
Jan 24, 2012 1:34 pm
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djcocum
Period
Jan 24, 2012 1:34 pm
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SV-maniac91
well to be honest one of the main things that people are not buying hybrids for is because of their poor performance... if you see most of the new hybrid ads like Mazda or Kia you will find that they are all trying to show performance as well as fuel consumption... they dont necessarily mean floor it to the ground, they just mean u still have the power! i honestly liked this ad and i wouldnt be surprised if the infinite actually beat that panamera because Infinite makes very powerful engines compared to their level!!
Jan 24, 2012 2:16 pm
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pzigly
Anyone concerned with performance, luxury, and gas saving, will be interested in buying this car. Why do people by the Porsche? For the same reason! This car is advertizing we can do it better and cheaper than Porsche. Unlike the Toyota prius, the electric motor doesn’t quit on you at a certain speed, and the electric motor is more than capable of keeping your speed on the freeway without using a drop of gas when the battery is charged. Also it uses lithium, so it will last longer and give you more power. This car was made for younger successful men who want performance, but do not want to feel guilt about the environment, and this car makes them look environmentally friendly without forcing them to drive a car that let’s face it, is not very safe in a tuff accident, and has bike tires on it and looks stupid. AND every time I see a Toyota hybrid on the road I have the need to pass it because I know it’s slow and the people who drive it are slow and don’t really give a crap about the driving experience. This car says HEY im fast even though I am a hybrid, unlike the company that gave hybrids the image of slowness.
Jan 24, 2012 11:42 pm
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Iamnumber4
Go buy a G-Wiz then. Of course people care about performance, but they would still like the option of killing a polar bear just driving around the city
Feb 7, 2012 12:31 pm
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pzigly
LOL you do not get the point of the arguement I just tried to make, I said its fast while saving gas, the g-wiz is slower and uses your knees as one of its crumple zones in an accident. I really dont think ppl want the option of killing a polar bear, and if you do there is something wrong with you, thats why all the car companies are creating better and more fuel efficient cars,
May 4, 2012 3:16 am
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moodyaaa
They compared them only in acceleration, is it gonna beat the panamera in othe sepcs ? I think it will win the price only
Jan 24, 2012 12:29 pm
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NYyanks
uh huh, i'm calling bullsh*t on this one
Jan 24, 2012 12:27 pm
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pzigly
guinness book of world records must have gotten it wrong then, you know how they are always making crap up......
Jan 24, 2012 11:45 pm
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