New Infiniti M45 Design


TheScientist
04-14-2004, 03:39 PM
This is the New Infiniti M45 design. This pic I took on my trip to the New York International auto show this past weekend. Unfortunately i was uunable to get any mechanical information, and this picture was resized from the original since it was too big. Please forgive me of only getting most of the front, because the place was very crowded.

http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=/501/92589Picture_001.jpg

TheScientist
04-16-2004, 11:13 PM
More Pics:
http://www.roadandtrack.com/assets/image/0412200418340933.jpg
http://www.roadandtrack.com/assets/image/0412200418341055.jpg

sirfox
05-01-2004, 10:22 AM
Here is the mechanical info:

Infiniti M45 Concept

Key Dimensions and Specifications


Engine 4.5-liter DOHC V8
340 horsepower

Transmission 5-speed electronically controlled automatic with manual shift mode

Frame Enhanced, “next generation” FM (Front Mid-ship) platform

Drive configuration Front engine/rear-wheel drive
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)

Suspension Double-wishbone independent front suspension
Multi-link independent rear suspension with active rear control

Steering Power-assisted rack-and-pinion with sport ratio

Brakes 4-wheel disc with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)

Wheels/Tires 19-inch wheels and tires

Wheelbase 114.2 inches

Length 192.1 inches

Width 71.6 inches

Height 59.1 inches

Select Exterior Features The M45 Concept optimizes both luxury and sport styling to create a dynamic visual appeal. The exterior design features a low, aggressive hoodline, which flows into the anchored shoulders and contributes to the sporty, powerful silhouette.

TakaCar
05-26-2004, 08:03 PM
Well I think it looks really nice and I would buy one in a second if I could afford one. I saw pics of the interior of the car and it looks sweet inside also. If anyone can post up a list of the other cars that it directly compets with I'd appreciate it, thanks.

TheScientist
05-28-2004, 06:22 PM
they hope for it to be able to challenge the Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5-Series, Audi A6 and Jag S-Type.

boingo82
07-26-2004, 11:25 PM
Bumping this up to add:
4-wheel steering
Air conditioned seats
14-speaker sound with a 10-inch sub included.

Jas_M
08-13-2004, 01:39 AM
It's certainly an improvement over the current design, but the taillights look like shit with the turn signal placed where it is. The red portion looks very similar to the tails on the G35 Coupe.

http://www.infiniti.com/m/cma/v/m45/imgs/m_wallpaper06.jpg

TheScientist
08-13-2004, 11:27 AM
I think the rear lights are wayyyyy oversized. I do actually like the older style better.

boingo82
08-13-2004, 01:56 PM
The signals are prettier when not lit - they are white.
At the very least they are very visible lit!

Jas_M
08-14-2004, 01:26 AM
Infiniti definitely messed up on the taillights. Whether the turn signal is lit or not, it still looks out of place. Aside from that little quibble, the design of the rest of the car is a definite improvement over the outgoing model.

TheScientist
08-15-2004, 12:42 PM
I am going to miss the old style alot :(. I especially liked the frameless doors on the car.

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