Infiniti has been around for over 30 years. In that time, it's released some great cars, including some very swanky limited edition models. While some brands like to keep their limited editions to special occasions only, Infiniti likes to venture into the area as often as possible. Over the past few decades, it's released several limited editions each year, usually as a complement to new versions of its standard lineup. Some of those models are good. Some are great. Very occasionally, you'll get a dud (although let's face it, Infiniti is a premium brand and even its lemons taste pretty sweet). But of those that rank as the good and the great, which are the absolute best? Which limited edition Infiniti model will give you the best ride for your money? Find out as we run through the five best limited edition Infiniti models of all-time.
1. 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Premier Edition
In 2009, Infiniti released the Infiniti G37 Convertible Premier Edition. As 1st-best-cars.blogspot.com writes, the car was offered exclusively through the Bloomingdale’s Holiday Catalog and was limited to just 200 models. Released alongside the standard G37S Sports Car Coupe (the very first Infiniti G Convertible), the Premier Edition comes with a variety of special features, including 9-spoke 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and tires, a luxurious Monaco Red Leather leather-appointed interior with handcrafted red-tone Maple Wood trim, and a very snazzy Midnight Black front grille. Although the design shares many of the same features as the G37 coupe, it offers a softer, sleeker silhouette and a score of unique features.
The interior is as sophisticated as they come, with an integrated multi-function information drive computer display, analog Infiniti clock, and an Infiniti signature "double wave" instrument panel design with Infiniti electroluminescent instrumentation with white-and-violet illumination. A hand-stitched leather-covered steering wheel delivers optimum levels of comfort and utility, as do the wheel-mounted cruise controls. With a responsive close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission, award-winning V6 engine with VVEL, and an advanced FM platform, this is a car designed for people who like to drive hard. Technology features include a touch-screen Infiniti Navigation system with XM NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic information with 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with Preview Braking and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with cancel switch and Traction Control System (TCS).
2. 2012 Infiniti FX35 Limited Edition
According to guideautoweb.com, the FX35 Limited Edition is just as pleasant to drive as it is to be driven in. It's not exactly hard on the eye, either. Boasting a sophisticated Iridium Blue hue, headlight buckets, graphite finished roof rack, dark tined side vent adornments, and 21" grey turbine-inspired wheels, Infiniti clearly left no stone unturned when it came to the car's design. The interior is just as classy as the exterior, with aluminum pedal trim, blue piping, beautifully upholstered sports buckets, lots of leather, and a very high-tech dual-interface infotainment system. As far as the driving experience goes, it's hard to fault. Capable of handling rain, snow, curves, and undulations with ease, this is a car that isn't just capable of offroading but that positively excels at it. If you're looking for a confident, assured ride in a car with good manners and plenty of appealing features, the 2012 Infiniti FX35 Limited Edition could be your perfect match.
3. 2019 Infiniti QX60 Limited Edition
In 2019, Infiniti injected the QX60 with a hefty dose of style when it launched a new limited edition version. First introduced at the New York Auto Show, the model took the basis of what's long been one of the brand's most popular models and added some very high-end little flourishes. As motor1.com writes, the cabin boasts plenty of high-end interior appointments including stone-colored, semi-aniline leather with contrast stitching that's been extended to the door panels. A dark silver wood trim provides the perfect complement to the upholstery. The exterior is equally snazzy, with plenty of dark chrome body parts, a graphite-colored roof rack and crossbars, and a glossy black rear bumper. A set of 20-inch multi-spoke wheels completes the lineup. Easing the car along is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 295 horsepower (220 kilowatts) and 270 pound-feet of torque.
4. 2020 Infiniti QX50 Edition 30
In 2020, Infiniti celebrated its 30th anniversary. To mark the occasion, it launched the Edition 30 lineup of models, a collection of limited-edition vehicles designed to showcase some of Inifiti's 'World’s First Technologies.' Designed to represent the pinnacle of modern design, luxury, versatility, and performance, the models promised much and delivered plenty. Among the lineup was the 2020 Infiniti QX50 Edition 30, a sophisticated, stylish machine with a score of very desirable features. Introducing the model via bestcaraudio.com, Infiniti’s Group Vice President Jeff Pope summed up what buyers could expect with the statement, “Infiniti was born to redefine the rules within the luxury space, and we continue to deliver a level of luxury that is meant to be lived in and to be experienced to the fullest. The Infiniti QX50 Edition 30 is the latest representation of this vision, bringing together inspired design and advanced driver assistance technology that we pioneered.”
Crammed with high-tech features like Intelligent Cruise Control, Distance Control Assist, Around View Monitor, Backup Collision Intervention, and Predictive Forward Collision Warning, the model also boasts one of the very first variable compression engines to be available in a commercial vehicle. Visually, it's a beauty, with curvy lines, a dark chrome exterior grille surround, fender trim, and rear finisher, black side-view mirrors, dark-finish wheels, and body-color rear apron. The 20-inch wheels have been pushed into the corners as far as possible, a design choice that minimizes the intrusion of the wheel arches into the cabin, thereby maximizing the amount of available interior space.
5. 2019 Infiniti QX80 Limited Edition
In 2019, Infiniti launched the 2019 Infiniti QX80 Limited Edition. Available in a sophisticated Anthracite Gray exclusive to the model, the car features some great upgrades on the standard version, including a satin chrome trim on the body, roof rails, and lower portions of the bumpers. 22-inch wheels and stainless steel running boards help distinguish the limited edition model from the regular version. The interior boasts two-tone, semi-aniline leather and Alcantara, open-pore ash wood trim, and a plush black Ultrasuede headliner. The door handles get an elegant upgrade with the addition of satin chrome. Powering the model is a 400-hp (298-kW) 5.6-liter V8.
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