Infiniti FX

The 2008 Infiniti FX continues its leadership position in the premium crossover SUV class with sports car-inspired performance and style and a long list of available technology features, including Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Brake Assist with Preview Braking, RearView Monitor and Infiniti Intelligent Key. For 2008, FX adds XMâ satellite radio as standard equipment on all models, along with revised interior/exterior color combination availability.

For 2008, FX is again offered in three fully equipped models: the 275-horsepower 3.5-liter V6-equipped FX35 in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations; and 320-horsepower 4.5-liter V8-equipped FX45 with standard intelligent ATTESA E-TSÔ all-wheel drive, a sport-tuned 4-wheel independent suspension and 20-inch wheels and tires. The 2008 Infiniti FX arrives in Infiniti dealer showrooms in summer 2007.

Two advanced powerplants are available again in 2008, starting with the high-performance power of a 4.5-liter DOHC V8. Also used in the Infiniti M45 sedan, the VK45DE engine has been specially tuned for use in the FX45 and produces 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque.

The engine design includes titanium valves, modular cylinder heads, microfinished crankshaft, lightweight pistons, super-silent single stage cam drive chain and a hydraulically driven cooling fan to help optimize performance. In addition, the VK45DE is outfitted with a variable length air induction system and Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) to enhance the engine’s power delivery and operation efficiency.

The FX35, both all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive models, come equipped with a standard 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine with aluminum-alloy block and heads and electronically controlled “drive-by-wire” throttle system. The V6 has been tuned specifically for use in the FX35, with a rating of 275 horsepower and 268 lb-ft torque.

A 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, designed for high torque capacity and light weight, is standard with both V8- and V6-equipped models. Activated by the driver, a special Snow-Mode function changes the throttle input algorithm in low-speed slippery road conditions for enhanced traction control.

Source: Infiniti press

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