From the October 2010 issue of Automobile Magazine
by Eric Tingwall
, Don Sherman, Jason Cammisa, David Zenlea
, Rusty Blackwell
, Joe Lorio
, Mike Ofiara
Photographs by: Brian Konoske
New: The completely revamped M gets lots more power and voluptuous new sheetmetal.
Noteworthy: For Infiniti, the G37 is the franchise, but the redesigned new M is special enough to fulfill its role as flagship. Curvaceous new styling looks like no previous M and carries into the richly appointed interior. The V-6 (3.7 liters) and V-8 (5.6 liters) engines are larger and much more powerful than before but still manage to be more economical. Both again offer the choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. A plethora of high-tech features are on hand, ranging from the useful (Infiniti's excellent navigation system) to the dubious (the available four-wheel steering, which makes for oddly abrupt turn-in).
On sale: Now
BASE PRICE RANGE: $47,115-$60,915
SPECS: 3.7L V-6, 330 hp, 270 lb-ft; 5.6L V-8, 420 hp, 417 lb-ft; rear- or 4-wheel drive
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