review of 2007 Infiniti M35 sedan

2007 Infiniti M Press Kit: At a Glance

The Infiniti M, which went on sale as an all-new 2006 model in 2005, captured essential elements of both a luxury performance sedan and an award-winning sports sedan, and developed them into a new level of engaging luxury and performance. The new M also has captured a number of prestigious accolades, including being named the top-ranked midsize premium sedan in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. For 2007, the Infiniti M offers new option packages and more standard features.

Design remains a critical aspect of the M’s visual appeal. The exterior design features a low, aggressive hoodline, which flows into the anchored shoulders and contributes to the sporty, powerful silhouette. Inside, the interior is highly expressive, combining a driver-oriented cockpit with an inviting design detail.

High performance is an Infiniti trademark, and the M does not disappoint. The M45 features the 4.5-liter DOHC V8 shared with the Infiniti FX45. For use in the M45, it produces 325 horsepower and 336 lb-ft of torque. The M35 is powered by a 3.5-liter DOHC V6, producing 275 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a standard 5-speed automatic transmission with performance shifter and manual shift mode with downshift rev matching. The M35 also features an available intelligent all-wheel drive system.

Advanced technology is abundant on the M, starting with standard Bluetooth? wireless technology, a Vehicle Information System with 7-inch LCD screen and easy-to-use controls, Infiniti voice recognition and Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). M Sport models feature a new Rear Active Steer system, which helps improve vehicle handling performance by adjusting the geometry of the rear suspension according to steering input and vehicle speed. Also featured on the M is an available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system, which warns the driver of a pending, unintended lane departure.

Highlights of the 2007 Infiniti M include:

Body
  • Sporty, luxurious design
  • Expressive, jewel-like grille and crystal-look headlight cluster
  • Stable posture with long wheelbase (114.2 inches), wide track and short overhangs 
  • Low, aggressive hoodline and anchored shoulders providing a sporty, powerful silhouette
  • Advanced unibody construction with a high level of torsional rigidity
  • Available Front HID xenon headlamp lighting system (standard M45, M35 Sport)
  • Lightweight aluminum doors, hood and trunk lid

Engine and Driveline
  • 32-valve 4.5-liter DOHC V8 producing 325 horsepower (M45) or 24-valve 3.5-liter DOHC V6 producing 275 horsepower (M35)
  • Modular cylinder head design, lightweight pistons, titanium valves, continuously variable valve timing, variable length induction system
  • 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with manual shift mode with downshift rev matching
  • Enhanced, next generation FM (Front Mid-ship) platform with 60 percent of the platform design and components enhanced for use with the M
  • Infiniti’s intelligent all-wheel drive system available on M35
  • Quad-tipped dual exhaust pipes

Suspension, Steering and Braking
  • Double-wishbone independent front suspension
  • Multi-link independent rear suspension with available Rear Active Steer (Sport model)
  • Enhanced braking system with 4-wheel disc brakes, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) 
  • Enhanced power-assisted steering system with sport ratio
  • 18-inch (new design for 2007) or 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and high-performance, low profile tires

Interior Features
  • New option packages including revised Technology Package, revised Journey Package (standard on all except base M35) and new Advanced Technology Package
  • Inviting interior with use of aluminum or genuine Rosewood trim and leather appointments
  • Large cabin space, able to fit five adult passengers comfortably 
  • Standard 10-way power driver’s and front passenger’s seat
  • Standard climate controlled seats (M45, M35x, M35 Sport, available on M35)
  • Infiniti Intelligent Key system with push-button ignition
  • In-dash 6-disc auto changer with MP3 and WMA compatibility
  • Contemporary, easy-to-use instrument panel
  • Infiniti Voice Recognition system
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity
  • Advanced “Solar Eclipse” instrument lighting system
  • Power-sliding glass sunroof
  • Available Bose® Studio Surround™ sound system with digital 5.1-channel decoding and 14 speakers including two personal speakers mounted in the shoulders of each front seat
  • Available Infiniti DVD-based Navigation System with a new user interface with voice-activated destination entry
  • Available RearView Monitor with a wide lens view and new wheel trajectory view feature with directional guidelines that adjust based on steering input
  • Available Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
  • Available rear seat DVD Mobile Entertainment System with roof-mounted 8-inch screen, remote control and two sets of wireless headphones

Safety and Security
  • Available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system with cancel switch, which alerts driver of unintended lane departure
  • Zone Body platform design, with front and rear crumple zones 
  • Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage front supplemental air bags and roof-mounted side-impact curtain air bags
  • Standard brake activated pre-crash front seat belts

Models and Manufacturing
  • Available in five models: M35 Luxury, M35 Sport, M35x AWD, M45 Luxury and M45 Sport
  • Exterior and interior designed at Nissan Technical Center (NTC) in Atsugi, Japan
  • Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. at Tochigi, Japan


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