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Re: Official Infiniti LE thread - early 2017

Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:34 am

TomT wrote:Nope. Since we were discussing Acura, I'll use that as a reference. In the MDX, the infotainment and navigation system, torque vectoring, SHAWD, safety systems, adaptive drive, just to mention a few, are heads and shoulders over anything that Infiniti offers in their comparable vehicles... Not to mention that Acuras have far better reliability and resale value... Other than the G35/37 (and lately they have ruined that too), I've never seen an Infiniti that I would even remotely consider...
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TomT wrote:Infinitis are also very old technologically compared to Acuras and others in segment
What could you possibly be talking about? Nissan/Infiniti is not my favorite brand but they are on the cutting edge of technology more than any other mainstream brand by a country mile.
Lol Acura and Infinitis latest infotainment systems are both equally awful. The dual screen setup is terrible. They're both about the same on tech though, neither really raises the bar like the Germans.

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Re: Official Infiniti LE thread - early 2017

Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:09 am

Some of the newest German vehicles have some great tech, true, are are priced near to that of the comparable Infinitis...
tuanies wrote: neither really raises the bar like the Germans.
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Re: Official Infiniti LE thread - early 2017

Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:09 pm

I thought all ICE was old tech.

Speaking of which - recently listened to a talk on IOT by an elevator company architect - who says they have a motor running their elevator in a NY building from more than 100 years. All kinds of things have been replaced - but not the motor.
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Re: Official Infiniti LE thread - early 2017

Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:12 pm

Motors, unless they have brushes, are pretty reliable. It is the bearings that usually fail.
evnow wrote:All kinds of things have been replaced - but not the motor.
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Re: Official Infiniti LE thread - MY18, 60 KWH

Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:39 pm

“An all-electric Tesla rival is still planned for Nissan’s premium Infiniti brand in 2018 with batteries as big as 60 kilowatt-hours (kWh), more than twice the energy capacity of the LEAF, which is due for replacement the previous year.”

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Re: Official Infiniti LE thread - early 2017, 60 kWh

Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:29 pm

Not the LE, but the slideshow at the link may foreshadow the final design.

I continue to hope Infiniti will add lightness and efficiency to the LE, rather than just loading up the LE with a half-ton of batteries, to increase range.
There are dozens of cars packed into the LA Convention Center for the LA Auto Show. Infiniti’s sleek, sexy concept is by far the prettiest.

Infiniti calls the Q80 Inspiration, making its North American debut here after being seen in Paris last month, a “statement of intent” that hints at the styling and technology of future models. We call it gorgeous. The car is just a bit more than 16.5 feet long but just 52 inches tall at its highest point, giving the car a sleek, athletic profile that telegraphs speed. The result is an elegant, stylish sedan that looks futuristic without looking silly. Yes, the suicide doors, V-shaped rear window and “silver beverage flask” (seriously) probably won’t make it onto production models, but the strong shoulder line and fastback shape almost certainly will.

The features and aluminum and carbon fiber monocoque, with the same materials used on the body. That enormous grille is active; it opens at lower speeds to maximize cooling and closes at higher speeds to improve aerodynamic efficiency...
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Re: Official Infiniti LE thread - early 2017, 60 kWh

Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:42 pm

At this point I'd be surprised to see an Infiniti EV by 2018.

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Available next year

Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:03 pm

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<...snip...> (inductive charging) will be available as an inbuilt solution in the premium segment cars by 2015, with Infiniti LE EV being the 1st vehicle to offer it as an option. <...snip...>
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Re: Available next year

Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:19 pm

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Re: Available next year

Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:22 pm

It is not something I have any interest in and is a solution looking for a problem IMHO... I see no point in substituting something that is less efficient, heavier and more complex for what currently exists... In any event, if the LE ever DOES actually come out, it certainly will not be next year, or even the year after that...
DanCar wrote:Quote:<...snip...> (inductive charging) will be available as an inbuilt solution in the premium segment cars by 2015, with Infiniti LE EV being the 1st vehicle to offer it as an option. <...snip...>
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