Known as the Nissan Fuga in the Japanese market, the next generation Infiniti M is set to be unveiled at this October at the Tokyo Motor Show. Taking a healthy portion of its design inspiration from the Infiniti Essence concept car, the next M has been caught testing wearing some heavy camouflage in Arizona.

Body cues such as the pronounced and flowing front and rear fenders, the swept back headlights and the equally sharp taillights make the new M sound like a beauty. One of our favorite touches is the subtle spoiler that is molded right into the M’s trunk, just another touch taken from the Infiniti Essence Concept from Geneva.

There is no word as to the future luxury sedan’s drive train, but in the spirit of the Essence, Inifiniti is planning on adding a hybrid power train module to every vehicle in their lineup. So not only will the new Infiniti M be one of the more stylish VIP rides on the market, it also has a shot at being one of the greenest.


Source: 7tune

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  (78) posted on 06.27.2009

All right, it is gaining a bit of weight. But it still isn’t as heavy as a Camaro or a Challenger, though. And a 400hp V8 with RWD and a 6MT is probably no heavier than the G37x Coupe with AWD. And a 90 or 180 degree V8 sings even better than an offset-crankshaft V6. I do wish it could lose a few hundred pounds, though. maybe down to 3500... As for the torque issue, it is an interesting one... But one also has to take into account that your example of a low-torque 4.2 Audi V8... has more torque than a 2.5 liter NA Nissan inline 4, even if it has less than a 6.2 Mercedes or GM V8... Some of it comes down to the car it is pushing around. A 3000lb front-drive economy chassis, vs a bigger, luxury laden sedan.

  (79) posted on 06.27.2009

A 3.7 liter with 325hp and 300 torque would be very nice. With the Di I hope they can tune it to pull this off! Instead of 345hp and 260 torque. I’m not an engine expert by any means, but whenever I see a car with Higher HP and lower torque, it seems to get sooo much worse gas mileage than a non high hp. I know higher hp gets less mpg

  (137) posted on 06.27.2009

That car is already gaining too much weight.. I understand it gain upwards of 70hp, but even with 390hp or 405 if it gains any more weight it’s going to be a 6 series fighter! I wouldn’t mind them making a nice 6series competitor though. Just not out of the G37!

  (177) posted on 06.27.2009

Yeah I really like reliability but the car looks kind of awkward to be honest with my opinion. But I am looking forward to what they can do with a hybrid powerplant in this beauty. Hopefully they can keep the performance and still have good MPG numbers; crossing my fingers for an M45 Hybrid

  (116) posted on 06.27.2009

I personally love this car: My Dad had zero problems over his 3 year lease of his 05 M45, and so far has no problems at all with his 09 M45x. The level of refinement in this car astounds me, especially compared to the 5 and E-class, for tens of thousands less. I actually prefer the interior of this car way more than my cousin’s E350.

  (231) posted on 06.27.2009

Think there is the problem here. Unfortunately it appears increasingly unlikely that the diesel Maxima will ever appear in the U.S. and the same is likely true of the oil-burning M. While in Europe, the diesel V6 will probably end up under the hood of most of the Infiniti lineup which only recently went on sale there.

  (289) posted on 06.27.2009

Well, let us clarify this one. The Inifiniti M will have a redesign that will debut later by December expectedly at the LA Auto show. The European version of the M feature the first Infinitis to adopt the 3.0-liter V6 diesel co-developed with Renault. In fact this same engine is already available in the Renault Laguna coupe expected to appear in 2010 Maxima for the U.S.

  (318) posted on 06.27.2009

I got this information that the American M will be better, bigger and stronger with a 3.7 Liter. We were told about a hybrid version some time ago but we’ll have to wait and see about that. Sonds, interesting for now.

  (314) posted on 06.27.2009

As boring as it looks, this just might be our first glimpse of Infiniti’s next generation M line. Because Infiniti wants the new M to play with Europe’s big boys, the 2011 M will be the first Infiniti to come with a new 3.0Liter V6 diesel. The Europeans, if you didn’t already know, love their luxury diesels. Gas is just too expensive.

  (421) posted on 06.27.2009

Infiniti is definitely stepping it up in risky economic times. The Acura RL debuted before this & the Lexus GS shortly after & neither of these are launching a new model anytime soon.
Wonder if the diesel will make it in the US?

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