After weeks of teasing, Infiniti has finally dropped the - virtual, pixelated - curtain on the new 2011 Infiniti M. In in industry-first reveal, the new M made its debut as a projected model on a foam substrate.

The high-tech display method mirrors the car's high-tech equipment, with a new generation of blind-spot intervention among the key innovations of the next-gen M. In addition to the high-tech internals, the new M also gets a brand new exterior look inspired by the same design ethos that informed the Essence Concept and a range of more powerful engines.

2011 Infiniti M

2011 Infiniti M

Starting with the upgraded powertrain, the new M gets the corporate 3.7-liter V6, which rates at about 330 horsepower in its other applications, though numbers haven't been put to this incarnation yet. The V-6 version of the car will be dubbed the M37, following its displacement. Similarly, the V-8-powered M will get the M56 tag for its new V8 engine, which is expected to turn out over 400 horsepower.

The high-tech blindspot warning system highlighted in the press material is designed to alert the driver if another vehicle is detected in an adjacent lane during an intended lane change, and then help assist the driver in returning the vehicle toward the center of the original lane of travel.

2011 Infiniti M

2011 Infiniti M

The car's styling, revealed in-the-flesh, digitally speaking, at the Pebble Beach Concours this evening, is also shown in more detail in the high-resolution images shown here. Inside, an array of wood-grain and metal surfaces combine to create an attractive and elegant cockpit, though it will remain to be seen how the vehicle presents in person.

Though a much more curvaceous and flowing profile graces the new M's exterior when compared to the outgoing model, the front of the car is familiar, evolving the existing M-line's looks and adding some of the same features found on the new G as well.

2011 Infiniti M

2011 Infiniti M

The large alloy wheels actually reflect the styling of the Nissan 370Z's wheels as much as anything, and the whole car bears a much-improved, more aggressive look than the somewhat bland wrapper of the previous M.

More details of the third-generation Infiniti M are expected to be revealed as the vehicles draws nearer to its official public launch later this year.

[Infiniti]