2011 Infiniti M will get 400-hp 5.6L V8, hybrid variant coming in late 2010

2011 Infiniti M

Last night, Nissan “virtually” took the wraps off of its 2011 Infiniti M. While we were a bit disappointed that no ‘actual’ debut of the 2011 M was made, the information released has us very excited for what is to come from this new Infiniti sedan.

Besides the visual upgrades and minor interior enhancements, the 2011 Infiniti M will drop its current M35 and M45 designations for ‘M37’ and ‘M56′ respectively – that of course means more power for both M variants.

The 2011 M37 will be powered by a 3.7L VVEL V6 making 328-hp, or 25 more horsepower than the current M35. The 2011 M56 will carry a new 5.6L V8 making 400-hp, or 75 more than the current M45.

That will put Infiniti’s 2011 M ahead of other luxury competitors including BMW’s 360-hp 550i, Lexus’ 380-hp GS460 and Mercedes-Benz’s 382-hp E550. If pricing for the 2011 Infiniti M stays within the range of the current model – Infiniti may have a winner here.

Not to mention, Infiniti is also planning a hybrid version of the M for release in the United States in 2010. Power is expected to come from the 3.7L VVEL V6 mated to a electric-hybrid system seen in theĀ Infiniti Essence concept.

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– By: Omar Rana