With a choice of six- or eight-cylinder engines, rear- or all-wheel drive, and great handling, the 2010 Infiniti M stacks up directly against the traditional German powerhouses.
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is newly revamped; more aggressively angled lines dominate its new body, while handling has become more engaging and its interior more heavily laden with electronic gadgets.
The BMW 5-Series is half-new this year; a 5-Series GT brings a copiously roomy wagon back to a new-generation platform, while the 2010 5-Series sedan carries over, awaiting a brand-new 2011 5-Series sedan replacement.
The Lexus GS offers the same drivetrain choices as the Infiniti M, with the addition of a Hybrid version that can't quite demonstrate a gas-mileage advantage when pressed hard.
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|2010 INFINITI M35Browse Used Listings||2010 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2010 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I6||Gas V6|
|4-door Large Car||Mid-Size||Sub-Compact|
|35 4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan 528i RWD||2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD|
|Rear-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4-door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||2 Door Coupe|