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At a Glance: 2008 INFINITI FX45 and FX35

The 2008 INFINITI FX premium crossover SUV adds a number of enhancements for the new model year, including standard XM® satellite radio on all models and revised interior/exterior color combinations.  With its sports car-inspired performance and style, FX continues to be a showcase of INFINITI’s design and technology leadership.

For 2008, the 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 and 20-inch wheels and tires.

Originally introduced in 2003, the FX underwent a major revision in model year 2006, giving it an even fuller range of available advanced features that include INFINITI’s Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system, INFINITI Intelligent Key, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Brake Assist with Preview Braking, INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System (AABS), RearView Monitor, Run-Flat tires and a 300-watt Boseâ-developed audio system.

Highlights of the 2008 FX include:


  • Bold exterior styling featuring an INFINITI signature grille and front bumper, 112.2-inch wheelbase, wide track, long hoodline and aggressive stance
  • Chrome window molding and polished aluminum roof rails (FX45)
  • Standard power folding sideview mirrors (FX45)
  • Dual outlet exhaust with tailpipe finishers
  • Heated body-colored power adjustable outside mirrors
  • Rear spoiler with red outer lens center mount stop lamp
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-xenon headlights (high and low beam), LED taillights
  • Standard body-colored satellite radio antenna
  • Dark chrome front grille, tinted headlights, taillights, back-up lamps (FX35 Sport Package, FX45)

Engine and Driveline

  • 32-valve 4.5-liter DOHC V8 producing 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque (FX45) or 24-valve 3.5-liter DOHC V6 producing 275 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque (FX35)
  • 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching
  • Front engine/all-wheel drive (FX45/FX35) or rear-wheel drive (FX35)
  • Built on INFINITI’s FM (Front Mid-ship) platform
  • ATTESA E-TS™ (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split) AWD system (FX35 AWD, FX45)
  • Snow-Mode function (shifts throttle input algorithm in low-speed slippery road conditions once activated by driver for enhanced traction)

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Refined 4-wheel independent suspension with front strut and rear multi-link design, extensive use of lightweight aluminum components, front upper link and rear subframe
  • Large diameter front and rear (AWD only) stabilizer bars
  • Engine speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • 4-wheel power-assisted vented disc brakes, 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA); Preview Braking available with Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
  • Unique 20-inch 8-spoke polished aluminum-alloy wheels with 265/50R20 all-season tires (FX45)
  • High-luster Titanium-colored 18-inch 8-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 265/60R18 all-season tires (FX35)
  • 20-inch 8-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with 265/50R20 all-season tires (FX35 Sport Package)
  • Available Run-Flat Tire Package with additional under-floor storage in cargo area (suspension modified for use with run-flat tires)

Interior Features

  • Standard XM® Satellite Radio (new for 2008)
  • Standard pre-wiring for iPod® accessory cable
  • Standard 300-watt Bose® audio system with 6-disc CD changer, 11 speakers including two subwoofers, mp3-CD playback and steering wheel audio controls
  • Leather-appointed seating surfaces, power-adjustable (8-way) front seats, power lumbar (driver), driver side memory
  • Electroluminescent gauges
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control air conditioning, rear A/C vents (B-pillar mounted)
  • Standard RearView Monitor
  • Wood and aluminum trim finish (FX45)
  • Available INFINITI Intelligent Key
  • Available Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
  • Available DVD-based INFINITI Navigation System
  • 60/40 split folding reclining rear seat
  • Standard 7-inch color information display
  • Three spoke, leather-wrapped, sport style steering wheel with power tilt/telescope, real aluminum finisher and integrated cruise control

Safety and Security

  • INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
  • Dual stage front supplemental air bags with passenger seat occupant classification system and seat belt sensor
  • Roof-mounted side-impact and rollover curtain air bag for enhanced outboard seat occupant head protection
  • 3-point front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters; ALR/ELR in all passenger seating positions (driver ELR only)
  • Seat belt reminder system (front)
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system in rear outboard seating positions, (upper tether for all rear seating positions)
  • Front-seat Active Head Restraints
  • Child safety rear door locks and power window lock-out button
  • Vehicle Security System
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • First aid kit and tool kit
  • Available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) w/ cancel switch
  • Brake Assist with Preview Braking
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System

Models and Manufacturing

  • Available in three models: FX45, FX35 AWD and FX35 RWD
  • Assembled by Nissan Shatai Co., Ltd. in Kanagawa, Japan



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