For model year 2008 Infiniti's M series gets some sporting upgrades. Firstly, the M45 gets slapped with an 'x' designation like its M35x fraternal twin.

For model year 2008 Infiniti's M series gets some sporting upgrades. Firstly, the M45 gets slapped with an “x” designation like its M35x fraternal twin. That ever mysterious letter “x” means the 4.5 liter V8 gets all-wheel-drive in addition to some revised interior and exterior styling, front and rear bumpers, headlights, grille, trunk lid, taillight design, rear quarter panels, new wheels and new chrome accents.

The M sport sedan on the other hand gets replaced with a Sports Package which includes its own unique front and rear bumper styling package in addition to side sills and colored headlamps. Rear Active Steer (RAS), 19-inch wheels and tires round out the package.

In brief, here are the details at a glance:

  • New M45x AWD model with intelligent ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive

  • Production debut of Infiniti’s Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system

  • Revised front and rear fascia, headlights, grille, rear decklid and taillight design, rear fender panels, new chrome accents

  • New wheel designs

  • Available Sport Package with unique styling, Rear Active Steer (RAS), 19-inch wheels and tires

  • Increased differentiation between Sport Package and non-Sport Package vehicles with unique bumpers, side sills, headlight color and wheels

  • Rain sensing wipers

  • Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with touch-screen, 9.3GB Music Box hard drive for digital music storage and playback and available XM NavTraffic® (requires active XM® subscription, sold separately)

  • Revised interior and revised aluminum and wood trim

  • Standard High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) (optionally available on M35 AWD)

  • Standard climate-controlled seats

  • New Stone interior color

  • New white instrument panel lighting with violet accents and white and violet interior lighting

  • Standard XM Satellite Radio (requires XM® subscription, sold separately)

  • Six new exterior colors (out of eight total)

Further details on the following pages.

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2008 Infiniti M Receives Major Upgrades