The all-new 2006 Infiniti M sports five models in the lineup (compared to just
one model previously).
The Infiniti M35 ($39,900) is powered by a 280-horsepower V6 engine with a
five-speed automatic transmission. M35 comes standard with a host of luxury
items including requisite power features such as a 10-way power driver's seat
and a six-way passenger seat trimmed in ultra-soft leather seating surfaces.
Brazilian Rosewood trim accentuates the modernistic interior. The stereo features
a six-disc CD changer with MP3 playback. Bluetooth connectivity is included
for your cell phone. A power sunroof, an intelligent key with push-button ignition,
a vehicle information system with seven-inch LCD screen, and voice activated
controls are also standard.
The M35X ($42,400) is an all-wheel-drive version of the M35.
The M35 Sport ($42,700) is, as the name suggests, a sporty version of the rear-wheel-drive
M35. The Sport adds a sport suspension with Rear Active Steer (RAS) and larger
19-inch cast-alloy wheels. Inside, aluminum pedal accents and genuine aluminum
trim, in place of wood, gives it a sportier look. Front seats are climate controlled.
It comes with auto-leveling high-intensity xenon headlights with the Adaptive
Front Lighting System (AFS) that swivels the lights to see around in turns.
The engine and transmission are identical to the other two M35 models.
The M45 ($46,750) is identical to the M35 except it is powered by a 335-horespower
V8 engine in place of the V6. The M45 Sport ($49,550) is a V8 version of the
Three option packages are available on all models: The Journey Package ($2,750)
includes a Bose two-channel premium audio system with eight speakers, climate-controlled
front seats, HomeLink universal transceiver, advanced RearView monitor (a rear
bumper camera), advanced front lighting with xenon HID headlamps and automatic
leveling, front pre-crash seatbelts and compass. As some of this equipment is
already included in the Sport model the package costs less for the Sport model
The Technology Package ($4,200) includes items in the Journey Package as well
as a DVD navigation system with a larger eight-inch LCD screen, Intelligent
Cruise Control, Bose Studio Surround, Lane Departure Warning, and XM or Sirius
The Premium Package ($10,500) includes the contents of the Journey and Technology
packages plus a DVD-based Mobile Entertainment System, heated and power reclining
rear seats, power rear sunshade and rear passenger HVAC and audio controls with
Stand-alone options include XM or Sirius satellite radio ($350); navigation
system ($2,000); DVD entertainment system ($1,500); wood trim for Sport models
($600); 18-inch chrome wheels ($1,000); aerodynamic body kit ($1,390); rear
deck spoiler ($280).
Safety features that come standard include Nissan's Advanced Air Bag System
(AABS), which includes dual front and rear side curtain as well as front seat
mounted airbags and dual stage driver and front passenger seat airbags. Traction
control (VDC) helps deliver the power to the road under all conditions. ABS
allows the driver to brake and steer when trying to avoid an accident. Brake
Assist helps ensure full braking force is applied in a panic stop. Electronic
brake-force distribution (EBD) improves braking stability and helps shorten
stopping distances. A tire pressure monitoring system comes on all models. Optional
safety equipment includes the lane departure warning system, preview braking
and pre-crash seat belts.