Infiniti’s 2011 M sedan sports a new sleek, curvaceous body that will distinguish it from its German sedan rivals. The 2011 Infiniti M will be offered in the 3.7 liter, 330 hp, V6 powered M37 and the 5.6 liter, 420 hp, V8 M56 model designations when it goes on sale nationwide in spring 2010.
“The 2011 Infiniti M embodies all of our best thinking, design and quality to date,” said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit. “It builds on the strengths of the previous generation, delivering a performance luxury experience crafted to a higher standard.”
The 2011 M’s new technologies include:
- Infiniti Drive, a four-mode driver-selectable control of throttle and transmission mapping that helps optimize vehicle performance
- Active Noise Control, which reduces undesirable engine harmonics, providing a quieter cabin
- Blind Spot Warning (BSW), which helps alert the driver if another vehicle is detected in the blind spot area
- Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI), a world’s first system that, enhances BSW by helping the driver return the vehicle back toward the center of the lane of travel away from the vehicle in the blind spot area
- Forest Air™ system, which helps reduce the intrusion of unpleasant odors into the cabin and provides a more natural breeze-like airflow
- Eco Pedal, which provides driver feedback to encourage eco-driving behavior
- Active Trace Control, which adjusts engine torque and the control of braking at each of the four wheels to help enhance cornering performance
- Double-piston Shock Absorbers that control damping force according to frequency of input from the road surface
Infiniti says the 2011 M also offers a next-generation Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems, Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts.