Infiniti I35

From Infiniti press: For 2004, the Infiniti I35 increases its impact on the mid-size luxury class with the addition of several standard luxury features including sunroof, power rear sunshade, side sills and pre-wiring for satellite radio. Also for 2004, the I35 receives a new exterior color – Desert Platinum. Remaining unchanged is the I35’s unmatched combination of refined luxury and exceptional performance.

A 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 again provides the I35 with refined performance. The highly acclaimed engine, producing 255 horsepower and 246 lb-ft of torque, is part of the VQ engine series that has won praise as one of the “Ten Best Engines” from Ward’s Auto World magazine for nine consecutive years. The engine’s advanced design includes continuous variable timing control, a silent timing chain and electronically controlled throttle.

Adding to the I35’s tremendous driving experience is an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission, engine speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering and Traction Control System (TCS). The 2004 I35 is equipped with a strut and coil spring front and rear Multi-Link Beam™ suspension and large diameter front and rear stabilizer bars. A sport-tuned suspension is available with the Cold Weather Package.

Braking is provided by power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes with a standard 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). The braking system also includes Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), both of which enhance braking performance in hard or panic braking situations.

Other features of the V6 engine include molybdenum coated lightweight pistons, microfinished crank journals and cam lobes, Nissan Variable Induction System (NVIS), digital knock control, six individual coils (one per spark plug) and double platinum-tipped spark plugs with a 100,000 mile tune-up interval.

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