Infiniti FX35 vs Mercedes-Benz ML350

Infiniti FX35

Mercedes-Benz ML350

The Infiniti FX, Infiniti's iconic performance crossover, enters the 2012 model year with interesting news - a updated front grille and front fascia layout, updated meter illumination, traditional heated front seatings on all models and the addition of the new Limited Edition Infiniti FX35 AWD model.

Based upon the Infiniti FX35 All-wheel Drive model, the Limited Edition features an available exclusive Iridium Blue look color, 21-inch 10-spoke aluminum-alloy graphite finish wheels with P265/45R21 V-rated all-season tires, dark tinted headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) and auto-leveling, and dark tinted side air vents and lower door trim. Other Limited Edition features include aluminum roof rails and roof rail crossbars with graphite finish, aluminum pedals, graphite floor mats with original blue piping, Infiniti Hard Drive navigator, Around View Monitor (AVM) and much more.

Other 2012 improvements include a new look color, Graphite Shadow (replaces Platinum Graphite), a new 20-inch wheel layout for the Infiniti FX35 Deluxe Touring Suite, and a shift of the quilted leather climate-controlled front seatings to the Infiniti FX35 Deluxe Touring Suite from the Luxury Suite.

One of those rare cars that is equally intriguing whether in motion or standing still, the Infiniti FX is again available with a choice of a 390-horsepower 5. 0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8 motor with VVEL (variable Valve Event & Lift) or with a 303-horsepower 3. 5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 motor. Both engines are paired with a traditional 7-speed automatic transmission featuring Adaptive Shift Control (ASC).
Wider, longer, lower - in brief, this is the formula for the impressive look of the new Mercedes-Benz M-class. Although the wheelbase and track of this successful SUV (sports Utility Vehicle) by Mercedes-Benz have been enlarged, the new M-class makes a very compact and concentrated impression. As a careful evolutionary workflow, the developers have given it even more dynamic but stylish lines. The result is a decidedly sporty and athletic character with a clear, comprehensive message.

The muscular impression is particularly created by the stylish interplay between the soft contours and angular components which structure the car body. Numerous surfaces are delineated by sharply-drawn, muscular lines. At the same time these contours are extremely modern, give an impression of performance, precision and solidity and create an interplay between light and shade which appeals from any angle. Moreover, many of the detailed features expressly indicate the off-road qualities of the new M-class.

The front end of the new M-class sends out comprehensive signals. A striking radiator grille immediately shows that this is a car with a personality of its own which will accompany its owner in any of life's situations. This impression is conveyed by the reliable look of the grille, which is characterised by three wide louvers with pronounced integral air apertures and the central Mercedes star. The strong horizontal lines of the radiator also emphasise the width of the car.

The grille is emphasised even more by a continuous, surrounding chamfer, which also delineates the bonnet and creates a self-contained layout option. Two ventilation grilles on the bonnet, which option the three fins typical of a Mercedes, underline the sporty qualities of the new M-class.