• Aug 5, 2009
2011 Infiniti M Teaser - Click above for a high-res image

On Friday, August 14th at 9:30 PM EST, Infiniti will take the virtual wraps off the next generation M at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and if you can't make the trip out to California to see the new sedan in all its 3D glory, Infiniti will be broadcasting the reveal live on its Future Vehicles site.

Typical of recent Infiniti teasers, the sketch above doesn't divulge much, but we expect a more swooping, organic design compared to the current M, taking cues from the recently reshaped G and FX series, along with a few elements cribbed from Infiniti Design Director Shiro Nakamura's most recent masterwork, the Infiniti Essence concept.

We'll be on hand to provide live images of Infiniti's innovative "virtual M" reveal next week, and you can get a reminder about the streamed unveiling by signing up here.


PRESS RELEASE

M IS FOR MYSTERY

ROLLE, Switzerland (August 5, 2009) - Infiniti, the luxury automotive brand from Japan, will preview its sixth model for Europe, the new Infiniti M performance luxury saloon, at the 59th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in less than two weeks.

The new Infiniti M will be the third generation of the car but the first to come to Western Europe. It will fit into Infiniti Europe's range above the G37 Saloon.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Lets hope she's still hot with the lights on.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gee I can't wait!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I found a photochop awhile ago of the current M and the essence concept and it looks kinda like this sketch.
      http://picasaweb.google.com/lighthouse9013/Infiniti#5366569970198323746
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just make sure the GT-R's powerplant can fit under that skin.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The current M is very good and very bland like the pre-oragami Acuras.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm looking forward to seeing this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Here is the next anything...
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      It is just a design sketch that indicates the direction of X car. You can tell is going to have distinct and sharp edges that should distinguish it from its competitors...

      I hate these stupid sketch posts with a swoop or a slash to announce some form of inspiration from the designer. Just show the car as this is not really a tease it is a waste of time. Anyone can put a swoop or an outline and call it whatever. Show the car and cut out the crap. I am not taking a shot at Autoblog, it is a shot at car companies putting out a press release like this... I guess they have to keep their staff busy with something.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nice sketch. This char definitely has soul. I like how the A-pillar rakes back. Reminds of the Ascii Martins from days ago. Can't wait to see this char on the road.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, it is a fantastic design language that will catch on soon... Actually, the original did not transfer properly when posted. Oh well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i see in the sketch there's an indent inward at the rear pillar, like that of the essence concept.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I can also tell that it will have a voluptuous body side.
      • 5 Years Ago
      370z done right.
      • 5 Years Ago
      its about time, the M and G are both starting to look stale
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm with him - it still looks old
      • 5 Years Ago
      School them Acuras how to design a proper TIER 1 luxury.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm a 1st Gen M man myself, something bad ass -- almost modern muscle car -- about that sled.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, the confusion may not have existed, but the fact that you all don't know what the hell you're talking about definitely does...
        • 5 Years Ago
        that car doesn't get enough love. there was something incredibly badass and understated about it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You DO realize that the first gen M was this car... right?
        http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Infiniti-M30-Coupe.jpg

        Not the last minute badge engineered Nissan Gloria they threw at us 6 years ago.
        http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/M45.JPG
        • 5 Years Ago
        Word, brother. I think of it in the same sort of way as the 300. Very butch, square, mean.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Indeed. Gangsta looking machine, with more HP than the current model.
        • 5 Years Ago
        We all know EXACTLY what we're talking about. We all like the same car. Go away.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thanks for clearing up a confusion that didn't exist. ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I happen to really like the looks of the current M and think it has aged very well. For whatever reason (and all the reviews praise its performance (which admittedly is starting to get a bit dated), looks, and interior quality) it is really underrated; it sold very well initially but that quickly wore off for (IMO) no reason at all.
      This sketch looks really sexy and I hope the new one looks like that with the lights on too; that said, the sketch of the new Honda Pilot looked really sexy and we all know how that turned out....
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