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2011 Infiniti M: First Look

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Infiniti’s next flagship sedan will be called the M56 and will go on sale in the spring of 2010. This top-of-the-line M will feature a 5.6-liter V-8 good for more than 400 hp, though Infiniti isn’t getting specific right now. While the new M37 will feature the same 3.7-liter V-6 found in the G37 lineup, which produces 328 hp, Infiniti says the new Ms with the bigger engines will get better fuel economy than the outgoing models.

Besides the engines, it’s evident in the images above and below that the car has been completely redesigned. The lines are curvaceous — actually, they’re beyond curvaceous. This is perhaps the least-streamlined large sedan we’ve seen in some time. Automakers continue to push the boundaries in a design war to make sure their models stand out. The new M should do at least that.

The 2011 M will also pack high-tech features like a blind spot warning system, but beyond that there isn’t much more information on the new M. The company says it will release more information later this year.  

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Former managing editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David Thomas

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