- Feb 1, 2010
How the Other Half Drives: Infiniti launches FX Limited Edition in Europe
2010 Infiniti FX Limited Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
Miffed at having missed out on the Infiniti FX Millionaire Edition? The special run was unveiled in Amsterdam a couple of months back at a price roughly twice that of a stock FX. Only 100 were made, and they weren't even available on this side of the pond. Now Infiniti's European division is following up with a second run called, straight-forward enough, the Limited Edition.
Like the Millionaire, the Limited can be ordered in either FX37 or FX50 guise, in scratch-resistant Obsidian Black or White Moonlight paint and features a host of special touches inside and out, from the dark graphite trim and 21-inch turbine-shaped rims to the Alcantara and carbon fiber trim on the interior. The special crossover also comes packed with the Connectiviti+ package, packing everything from sat-nav with Michelin Guide to the 11-speaker Bose sound system and 10-gig hard drive.
Fortunately prices are considerably more reasonable than its predecessor special, with the FX37S Limited Edition coming in at £55,855 (the equivalent of about $88k) and the FX50S Limited Edition at £62,035 (just shy of a hundred grand). Another 100 examples will be offered exclusively across Western Europe. High-res images in the gallery below and press release below the fold.
THE INFINITI FX LIMITED EDITION: RARITY REDEFINED
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 a very special, limited run of the FX37S and FX50S 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. Based on the already dramatic looking FX37S and FX50S, the Limited Edition features striking Black Obsidian 'Scratch Guard' paintwork as standard, with equally distinctive Moonlight White pearl metallic available as an option. Unique 21 inch 'Turbine' design alloy wheels are finished in dark Graphite, as are the radiator grille, air vents and roof rails.
The FX Limited Edition's interior is equally breathtaking. Opening one of the doors reveals illuminated 'Infiniti' entry guards and a carefully co-ordinated combination of the finest natural materials, including supple Graphite leather upholstery 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 extensive 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.
The FX Limited Edition is available for reservation now via an Infiniti Centre.
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 21 in 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
- 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, 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