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2010 Infiniti M35/M45

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2010
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2006-10 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The 2010 Infiniti M35/M45 is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Infiniti M45 was redesigned for the 2006 model year, and a model with a V6 engine, designated the M35, was added to the series.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag, which kept the head away from any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2006 Infiniti M35 4-door
Weight 3,813 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase114 in.
Length193 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)5
Left (cm)6
Center (cm)6
Right (cm)5
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)5
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test ID
Head
HIC-15286
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.0
Femur force - right (kN)3.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.27
Maximum tibia index - right0.30
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left53
Right61

Applies to 2006-10 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The 2010 Infiniti M35/M45 is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Infiniti M45 was redesigned for the 2006 model year, and a model with a V6 engine, designated the M35, was added to the series.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2006 Infiniti M35 4-door
Weight 3,788 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase114 in.
Length193 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0514
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
9.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0514
Head HIC-15247
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)42
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)40
Average deflection (mm)37
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.65
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.60
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.2
Acetabulum force (kN)3.2
Combined force (kN)4.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)201
A-P moment (Nm) 29

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0514
Head HIC-15305
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Compression (kN)1.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)37
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)23
Average deflection (mm)20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.20
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.22
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.5
Acetabulum force (kN)1.5
Combined force (kN)1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)48
A-P moment (Nm) -22

Applies to 2006-10 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
A
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual-power leather seats AHR

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual-power leather seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm)58
Distance below top of head (mm)65
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.2
Head contact time (ms)88
Force rating3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)248
Max neck tension (N)675

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