review of 2003 Infiniti M45 sedan

2003 Infiniti M Press Kit: At A Glance


As a recent addition to the Infiniti lineup of powerful rear-wheel drive sedans, the new M45 performance sport sedan is positioned between the flagship Q45 – with which it shares many major drivetrain components – and the G35 Sport Sedan.
The M45 not only delivers an astonishing driving experience from its advanced 340-horsepower V8 engine and 4-wheel independent suspension, it also offers a level of attributes and features not found in similarly priced 6-cylinder-equipped competitive models. The M45 went on sale in October 2002, with a starting MSRP of $42,300.

Body
  • Distinctive, sculpted exterior appeal with a 110.2-inch wheelbase
  • Body-color side molding, body-color mirrors with integral turn signals, chrome door handles
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights and rear taillights with clear reflectors

Engine and Driveline
  • 340-horsepower, 32-valve 4.5-liter DOHC V8 (shared with the flagship Q45)
  • Electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
  • Front engine/rear-wheel drive with dual outlet exhaust
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS) and cancel switch
  • Standard cruise control, available Infiniti Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system (designed to maintain selected following distances)

Suspension, Steering and Braking
  • 4-wheel independent suspension with multi-link rear suspension, strut with coil spring front suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars and front strut tower bar
  • Rack-and-pinion vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering
  • 4-wheel power-assisted vented disc brakes, standard 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist (BA) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • 18 x 7.5-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and P235/45WR18 high performance tires (all-season tires are also available at no additional cost – consumer choice)

Interior Features
  • Vehicle Information System with large center-mounted multi-function LCD screen
  • Optional DVD-driven Infiniti Navigation System, digital Bose® Premium audio system with seven speakers, Bose® AudioPilot™ Noise Compensation Circuit Technology
  • Available Infiniti Voice Recognition featuring Visteon Voice Technology™
  • Available Climate Control Seats (CCS™) heating and cooling front sport bucket seats with standard Infiniti exclusive Sojourner Luxury Leather seating surfaces

Safety and Security
  • Dual stage supplemental front air bags, front seat side-impact and curtain side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Available direct reading tire pressure monitor system

Manufacturing
  • Exterior and interior designed at Nissan Technical Center (NTC) in Atsugi, Japan
  • Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. at Tochigi, Japan


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