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MSRP: $26,705-33,275

At a Glance: 2010 Infiniti M

The Infiniti M mid-size premium performance sedan enters the fifth and last year in its current product cycle in 2010, once again offering buyers a selection of engine choices, driveline configurations, sports or luxury emphasis, and available -leading technology to perfectly meet their needs, budgets and desires.

The 2010 Infiniti M – essentially unchanged from the 2009 model when it received a new 303-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 for the M35, a new 7-speed automatic transmission for the M35 RWD model and numerous other enhancements – is offered in M35 and M45 models, each available in rear-wheel drive or wîth Infiniti's advanced Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. The Infiniti M45 and M45x AWD feature a 325-horsepower 4.5-liter V8, while the M35 and M35x AWD come equipped wîth the 303-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. A special Sport Package (rear-wheel drive models only) adds a higher level of sporty performance and style wîth an advanced Rear Active Steer system, sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels and tires and unique body treatments.

The 2010 M remains a showcase of Infiniti's advanced technology, including Intelligent Cruise Control and the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems, an advanced Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System wîth touch-screen, 9.3GB Music Box hard drive for digital music storage and playback and available XM NavTraffic® (XM® subscription required, sold separately).

For 2010, the Infiniti Mobile Entertainment System Package is now included only as part of the Premium Package (M45) instead of as a stand-alone option. In addition, all models offer revised exterior and interior color selections and combinations.

Highlights of the 2010 Infiniti M include:

Body

•Stable posture wîth long wheelbase (114.2 inches), wide track and short overhangs
•Low, aggressive hoodline and anchored shoulders providing a sporty, powerful silhouette
•Advanced unibody construction wîth a high level of torsional rigidity
•Lightweight aluminum doors, hood and trunk lid
•Sport Package includes unique bumpers, side sills, headlight color and 19-inch wheels
•Standard High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights wîth Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
•Rain sensing wipers
•Five available exterior colors – Moonlight White, Liquid Platinum, Platinum Graphic, Black Obsidian and Blue Slate

Engine and Driveline

•Front engine, rear-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (ATTESA™ E-TS)
•Enhanced FM (Front Mid-ship) platform
•32-valve 4.5-liter DOHC V8 producing 325 horsepower and 336 lb-ft of torque (M45, M45x) or 24-valve 3.5-liter DOHC V6 producing 303 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque (M35, M35x)
•Modular cylinder head design, lightweight pistons, Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), variable length induction system
•7-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission wîth manual shift mode Drive Sport (DS) mode and Downshift Rev Matching (M35 RWD)
•5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission wîth manual shift mode, Drive Sport (DS) mode and Downshift Rev Matching (M35x AWD, M45 RWD, M45x AWD)

Suspension, Steering and Braking

•Double-wishbone independent front suspension
•Multi-link independent rear suspension wîth available Rear Active Steer (Sport Package-equipped models)
•Front and rear stabilizer bars
•4-wheel vented disc brakes wîth 4-channel/4-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) wîth Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
•Available Preview Braking
•Electronically controlled vehicle-speed-sensing variable-assist power rack-and-pinion §teering system wîth sport ratio
•18-inch 5-double-spoke cast aluminum-alloy wheels wîth P245//45R18 V-rated all-season radial tires
•Available 19-inch 5-double-spoke cast aluminum superlight alloy wheels wîth premium titanium finish and P245/40R19 W-rated low-profile high-performance tires (Sport Package–equipped models)

Interior Features

•Inviting interior wîth aluminum and wood trim (wood trim not available wîth Sport Package)
•Large cabin space, able to fit five adult passengers comfortably
•Standard leather-appointed seating
•Standard 10-way power driver's and front passenger's seat
•Standard climate-controlled front seats
•Available Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System wîth touch-screen, 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive for digital music storage and playback and available XM NavTraffic® Rea-Time Traffic Information (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
•Standard 6-speaker, 160-watt audio system wîth in-dash 6-disc auto changer wîth MP3 and WMA compatibility (replaced by 9.3MB Music Box wîth CompactFlash® slot on Technology Package-equipped vehicles)
•Available Bose 2-channel premium 234-watt audio system wîth 8 speakers and Audio Pilot™ Noise Compensation
•Available Bose® Studio Surround™ audio system wîth digital 5.1-channel decoding and 14 speakers, including two personal speakers mounted in the shoulders of each front seat
•Standard XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
•Advanced 'Fine Vision Meters' electroluminescent light system wîth white instrument panel lighting wîth violet accents and white and violet interior lighting
•Infiniti Intelligent Key system wîth Push Button Ignition
•Infiniti Voice Recognition system
•Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
•Standard HomeLink® Úniversal Transceiver
•Standard power-sliding glass moonroof wîth tilt feature and one-touch open/close wîth auto-reverse feature
•Sport Package includes sport-bolstered and trimmed front seats, sport §teering wheel and aluminum pedal accents
•Available RearView Monitor wîth a wide lens view and wheel trajectory view feature wîth directional guidelines that adjust based on §teering input
•Available Intelligent Cruise Control
•Available rear seat Infiniti Mobile Entertainment System wîth ceiling-mounted motorized 8-inch screen, audio/video DVD drive, remote control and two sets of wireless headphones (M45 only)
•Available Infiniti Interface System for iPod®
•Three available interior environments: Graphite, Wheat and Stone

Safety and Security

Vital Stats
Engine : 3.5 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 303 hp
Torque: 262 ft-lbs

Engine : 4.5 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 325 hp
Torque: 336 ft-lbs

7-speed Automatic
•Standard Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) wîth dual-stage supplemental front air bags wîth seat belt and occupant classification sensors
•Standard front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags
•Standard roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
•3-point ALR/ELR seat belt system (driver's seat ELR only)
•Front seat belt adjustable shoulder height anchors wîth pretensioners and load limiters
•Standard brake-operated Pre-Crash front seat belts
•Front seat Active Head Restraints wîth 4-way manual adjustments
•Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) wîth Traction Control System (TCS)
•Available Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems
•Zone Body construction wîth energy-dispersing side structure
•LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)

Models and Manufacturing


•Available in four models: M35 RWD, M35x AWD, M45 RWD and M45x AWD
•Exterior and interior designed at Nissan Technical Center (NTC) in Atsugi, Japan
•Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. at Tochigi, Japan

Source - Infiniti

Infiniti Announces Pricing on 2010 M45 and M35

Infiniti today announced pricing on the 2010 Infiniti M performance luxury sedan, which is on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide. The Infiniti M is once again available in a choice of refined V8 and V6 engines and in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations, as well wîth a selection of available premium, technology and sport packages – allowing buyers to select the ideal level of performance, luxury and sportiness for their individual needs.

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* for the 2010 Infiniti M remain unchanged from the previous model year:

M35 $45,800
M35x AWD $47,950
M45 $52,150
M45x AWD $54,650

Infiniti M35 models feature a 303-horsepower DOHC V6 wîth a 7-speed automatic transmission for M35 and 5-speed automatic for the all-wheel drive M35x. Infiniti M45 models utilize a 325-horsepower DOHC V8 and 5-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) Every 2010 Infiniti M comes equipped wîth a long list of standard luxury amenities, including leather-appointed seating, Infiniti Intelligent Key, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and premium audio. A special Sport Package (rear-wheel drive models only) adds a higher level of sporty performance and style, wîth an advanced Rear Active Steer system, sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels and tires and unique body treatments.

The 2010 M remains a showcase of Infiniti's advanced technology, including available Intelligent Cruise Control and the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems, an advanced Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System wîth touch-screen, 9.3GB Music Box hard drive for digital music storage and playback and available XM NavTraffic® (XM® subscription required, sold separately).

For 2010, the Infiniti Mobile Entertainment System Package is now included only as part of the Premium Package (M45), instead of as a stand-alone option. In addition, all models offer revised exterior and interior color selections and combinations.

Source - Infiniti

2011 Infiniti M Makes Virtual Debut at Concours d'Elegance

Infiniti today provided an advanced look at the all-new 2011 Infiniti M performance luxury sedan at the 59th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. This is the third generation of Infiniti's popular M and the first to be sold across all of Infiniti's 32 markets around the world, including Western Europe.

Like the current Infiniti M, the next-generation design will be offered wîth V8 and V6 engines. The 2011 M models will be designated the Infiniti M56 and Infiniti M37 respectively, reflecting their more powerful, larger displacement engines. The M56 V8 is expected to offer more than 400 horsepower. For Western Europe, the M56 will be replaced by a V6 performance diesel.

The 2011 Infiniti M also features a completely redesigned body, wîth authentic sports sedan proportions and evocative new styling wîth a low front end and deeply sculpted fenders inspired by the Infiniti Essence concept car. The new M interior promises to be pure Infiniti, highlighted by the use of innovative materials, an advanced climate control system, superior audio and an enhanced quality feel. Despite improved performance from the new engine lineup, fuel consumption will be reduced.

In addition, the 2011 M will continue Infiniti's technology innovation leadership wîth a blind spot intervention system. This -first system is designed to help alert the driver if another vehicle is detected in an adjacent lane during an intended lane change, and then help assist the driver in returning the vehicle toward the center of the original lane of travel.

The 2011 Infiniti M, which is scheduled to go on sale across the world starting from spring 2010, was revealed through a unique 'video mapping' process – in which a 'virtual M' was created on a 3D form. It is the world's first 'virtual only' (no physical vehicle) automotive application of this cutting-edge technology. The 2011 Infiniti M will make its official public debut later this year.

Source - Infiniti

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