review of 2004 Infiniti M45 sedan

2004 Infiniti M Press Kit: At A Glance


The distinctive 2004 Infiniti M45 performance sports sedan, which will be at dealerships in February 2004, holds an important place in Infiniti’s lineup of powerful rear-wheel drive sedans, 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.

For 2004, the M45 interior receives a driver's seat two-position memory system, electrochromic auto-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, and electronic compass as standard equipment (previously part of the Comfort and Convenience Package). Also new is a Navigation/ Voice Recognition Package which features Infiniti’s DVD Navigation system and voice recognition system. Highlights of the 2004 Infiniti M45 performance sport sedan include:

Body
  • Distinctive, sculpted exterior 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
  • New exterior colors – Desert Platinum (replacing Golden Sand) and Twilight Blue

Engine and Driveline
  • 4.5-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 producing 340-horsepower and 333 lb-ft torque
  • Electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission with improved 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)
  • Standard full-size spare wheel/tire
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitor System with warning light

Interior Features
  • Vehicle Information System with 5.8-inch center-mounted multi-function LCD screen
  • Optional digital Bose® Premium audio system with seven speakers, Bose® AudioPilot™ Noise Compensation Circuit Technology
  • New optional Navigation/Voice Recognition Package with larger 7.0-inch LCD display and Infiniti Voice Recognition featuring Visteon Voice Technology™
  • Available Climate Controlled Seats (CCS™) heating and cooling front sport bucket seats with standard Infiniti exclusive Sojourner Luxury Leather seating surfaces 
  • 6-disc, slot-loading CD changer now in-dash (changed from glove compartment cartridge type)
  • Standard 2-position driver's seat memory system (driver's seat, mirrors, steering wheel tilt and telescope)
  • Standard heated remote outside mirrors with selectable reverse tilt-down function
  • Electrochromic driver's side outside rearview mirror and inside rearview mirror
  • Inside rearview mirror with standard compass and HomeLink® universal transceiver features


Safety and Security
  • Dual-stage supplemental front air bags
  • Front-seat side-impact and curtain side-impact supplemental air bags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat retention system
  • Front-seat active head restraints, rear seat center head restraint with two-way manual adjustment

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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