The front end is dominated by a massive grille which is beautifully integrated into the flowing lines of the hood and front bumper.
Infiniti has released official photos of the new 2011 M37 and M56 sedans upon its unveiling at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. 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.
Featuring dynamic styling, inspired by the Infiniti Essence concept, the new M sedans have an aggressive appearance with elegant detailing. The front end is dominated by a massive grille which is beautifully integrated into the flowing lines of the hood and front bumper. Further back, the character lines rise above the rear wheels to help give the M a "hunkered down" stance.
Inside, the 2011 M sedan is a huge improvement over its predecessor. Materials and build quality seem excellent, while the flowing design helps to add interest. As before, the center stack is dominated by a large display, "top-mounted" controls, and plenty of wood trim. Oddly enough, the car appears to feature two different controls knobs: one on the center console and another below the navigation system.
While official specifications weren't released, the M37 should adopt a 3.7-liter V6 engine with 328 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the M56 will likely boast a 5.6-liter V8 with at least 390 hp. In Europe, the M56 will be replaced by a "V6 performance diesel".
Look for the M sedans to make their public debuts later this year, with sales scheduled to begin in spring 2010.
[UPDATE] Video added 18.08.2009