Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007

Infiniti M35 sedan sets technology standard

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PRICING: The base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2007 Infiniti M35 sedan starts from $41,450 for the base model and $44,550 for the Sport. Destination charges add $715.

EPA FUEL ECONOMY: 18 city⁄25 hwy. (RWD); 17 city⁄24 hwy. (AWD).

Billed as the most technologically advanced vehicle ever built by the automaker, the Infiniti M35 sedan, introduced last year, sets the standard for progressive technology for both Infiniti and the luxury car industry. Based on an enhanced, next generation version of Nissan’s FM (Front Midship) platform, approximately 60 percent of the platform design and components were enhanced for use with the rear-drive M sedan.

Available in base and Sport models, the M sedan includes an increased level of standard features for 2007. Last year’s optional Journey package is standard and features the following: a Bose two-channel premium audio system with eight-speakers; HomeLink Universal Transceiver; advanced RearView monitor; Adaptive Front lighting System with Xenon high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and automatic leveling and a compass.

An Advanced Technology Package is a new option package this year and includes a Bose Studio Surround sound system with digital 5.1- channel decoding and 14 speakers, choice of XM or Sirius satellite radio, DVD-Video⁄Audio drive mounted in the center console and Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system.

On the road, the M35 is fast, quiet, smooth and precise –- a ballerina trained in the studied knowledge of Japanese sensitivities. The drivetrain is awesome, inspiring driver confidence. The Infiniti sedan is best when pushed -– firm but not light, balanced but not heavy handed at low speeds.

Inside the cabin, the M sedan's long wheelbase and short overhangs provide a roomy interior and sport exterior dimensions.

Other available features include a new user interface featuring voice-activated destination entry as well as HVAC and audio control.

-Motor News Media