From Infiniti press: The Infiniti I30 luxury sedan has been noted since its introduction in 1995 for its dramatic styling, large interior and responsive performance. The 1999 continues to offer the attributes that have made the I30 Infiniti’s highest volume model, along with added features for the new model year, including an available Traction Control System and new two-tone paint treatments.
The I30 exterior design features strong styling cues to visually link the car with the flagship Q45 sedan, including the Infiniti hallmark chrome front grille, elegant flowing lines and compact and efficient halogen headlights with jewel-type reflectors and horizontal taillight treatment. The I30 has a coefficient of drag of just 0.32, which helps provide a quiet cabin and stable ride. Additionally, the exterior is treated to a rigorous 39-step paint process that is laser-guided to ensure against imperfections and flaws.
Two areas where many mid-luxury segment sedans fall far short of their larger traditional luxury counterparts are in performance and technology. Through the innovative application of leading-edge engine and suspension designs, the Infiniti I30 offers the quick acceleration, agile handling and comfortable ride of the flagship Q45. The 3.0-liter DOHC V6 engine, created through advanced computer modeling, produces smooth, V8-like response and performance, while delivering excellent fuel economy.
With 190 horsepower and 205 ft-lbs of torque, this advanced powerplant helps propel the I30 from zero to 60 miles per hour in 7.0 seconds (in independent testing). At the same time, the I30 delivers excellent fuel economy of 21 mpg City/26 mpg Highway for the 5-speed manual (available on the I30t only), and 21 mpg City/28 mpg Highway with the I30’s electronically controlled 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission (Standard and Touring models).
Helping to keep that power on the road is the job of the new available Traction Control System (TCS), which works with the optional viscous limited-slip differential to sense and control wheel slippage. If both front tires are slipping, intermittent braking is applied through the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) to the right and left wheels. At the same time, engine speed is automatically reduced until it matches the available traction. As a result, handling, control and safety are improved, whatever the weather.