The Infiniti FX Line of performance crossovers might already be one of the rarest and best equipped cars in its class but this has not stopped customers demanding an even more exclusive version. Infiniti is responding with very special, limited production versions of the FX37S and FX50S to be called, simply, the FX Limited Edition.
The FX Limited Edition will be rare indeed. Availability has been strictly limited to just 100 units across Western Europe, of which only 18 will be coming to the UK. All will be individually numbered. Based on the already dramatic looking FX37S and FX50S, the FX Limited Edition features striking Black Obsidian ‘Scratch Guard’ paintwork as standard, with equally distinctive Moonlight White pearl metallic available as an option. Specially commissioned 21 inch ‘Turbine’ design alloy wheels are finished in dark Graphite. The radiator grille, side air vents and roof rails are similarly coordinated.
The interior of the FX Limited Edition is beautifully crafted with many unique enhancements. Opening one of the doors reveals illuminated ‘Infiniti’ entry guards and a carefully co-ordinated combination of the finest materials, including supple Graphite leather upholstered seats, upper door panels and dashboard with contrasting stitching, and a luxurious Alcantara® headlining. Genuine Carbon fibre is used extensively on the dashboard, centre console and door panels, replacing the standard ‘cello flame maple wood veneer. Completing the FX Limited Edition’s comprehensive standard specification, Infiniti’s state-of-the-art Connectiviti+ technology package provides a fully integrated navigation, communication and entertainment system including an 11-speaker Bose® Premium Sound System, the Michelin Guide, full iPod connectivity and a 10GB music box with Gracenotes database. An option on the standard FX37S, this is joined on both the V6 and V8 engined Limited Editions by Infiniti’s unique Around View Monitor.
At a glance:
- Production limited to just 100 units
- Choice of 320PS 3.7-litre V6 or potent 390PS 5.0-litre V8
- Obsidian Black paintwork as standard, Moonlight White pearl optional
- Graphite grey 21in Turbine design alloy wheels
- Graphite grey radiator grille, wheelarch air vents and roof rails
- Smoked headlight surrounds
- Illuminated ‘Infiniti’ entry guards
- Black leather upholstery with quilted stitching for the seats, doors and dashboard
- Alcantara® headlining
- Extensive use of carbon fibre throughout the interior
- Full Connectiviti+ package, including HDD satellite navigation system, Michelin Green Guide hotel and restaurant directory, 10GB Music Box and 11-speaker Bose® Premium Sound System and Bluetooth connectivity
The Infiniti FX Limited Edition in more detail
With its breathtaking combination of sports car proportions and muscular SUV stance, the FX is an unmistakable performance luxury crossover. The FX Limited Edition accentuates these unique design qualities with a choice of standard Black Obsidian ‘Scratch Guard’ paint or optional Moonlight White pearl metallic, together with dark smoked headlight surrounds that give the FX Limited Edition a more distinctive ‘face’.
Further drama comes courtesy of the FX Limited Edition’s ‘Turbine’ design alloys wheels, so called because the spokes of the wheels are shaped in such a way as aid the flow of cooling air to the sports brakes. Uniquely finished in dark graphite grey – together with the distinctive ‘double-wave’ radiator grille, air vents and roof rails – they are fitted with 265/45 R21W tyres and fill the wheel arches to perfection.
The Infiniti philosophy of Modern Luxury is exemplified in the FX Limited Edition’s stylish and comprehensively appointed interior. From the supple Graphite leather upholstery complete with quilted stitching for the seats, doors and dashboard, to the opulent Alcantara® trimmed headlining and roof pillars and wool carpets, only the finest natural materials are used. Illuminated ‘Infiniti’ door entry guards are also unique to the FX Limited Edition.
The extensive use of genuine carbon fibre across the dashboard, centre console and door panels provides an appropriately high-tech contrast to the soft-touch natural materials and provides a fitting backdrop to the FX Limited Edition’s standard Connectiviti+ infotainment system. Employing the very latest Hard Disk Drive (HDD) technology it features a fully integrated satellite navigation system with 42-country, Europewide coverage and, in a world-first collaboration with Michelin Green Guide, a database of some 22,000 addresses, which enables the location and booking of leading hotels and restaurants while on the move.
The Connectiviti+ multi-media system also includes a powerful 11-speaker Bose® Premium Sound System, a 10GB direct record Music Box that can store up to 300 albums’ worth of your favourite music, plus a DVD player, USB port for MP3 players and Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone connectivity.
Additional standard equipment includes electrically adjustable, heated and ventilated front seats, an electric sunroof, Infiniti’s keyless entry and start system, and magnesium paddle shifts that work in conjunction with the seven-speed automatic gearbox. Also included is startling performance that sees the V8 powered Limited Edition speeding to 62mph in just 5.8 seconds with the V6 version only a second behind. Traction in all weathers is assured by intelligently controlled, all-wheel drive.
No wonder given this specification that Infiniti maintains it has redefined rarity with the FX Limited Edition.
FX technical highlights:
- Fusion of sports car and SUV
- Choice of 320PS 3.7-litre V6 or potent 390PS 5.0-litre V8
- Standard seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift
- Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
- Suspension with active Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
- Class leading handling
- Standard Rear Active Steer (RAS) on V8-engined model
- Lightest SUV in its class
- Advanced features including Around View Monitor
- EuroNCAP 5 star safety rating