- Sleek and sensual lines
- Gorgeous, functional dash
- Super-sedan handling
- All-wheel drive on the options list
- Real back-seat room
- M37’s powerful but grumbly
- A little gadget-happy
- Status seekers still don’t respect it
The 2011 Infiniti M pairs beauty with a beastly V-8 engine—and at last, Infiniti makes its marque in a class full of winners.
The 2011 Infiniti M sedans are on a mission: to erase some of the distance shoppers put between the German super sedans and Nissan's most luxurious and powerful four-doors. With subtle, gorgeous good looks and truly great handling, the M37 and M56 arrive none too soon to replace the dynamic-driving, but not as dynamic-looking, 2010 M35 and M45.
At a base price well under $50,000 and a top end higher than $60,000, the 2011 Infiniti M37 and M56 will compete with the Audi A6, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the BMW 5-Series, the Lexus GS, the Jaguar XF, and even the Hyundai Genesis and Lincoln MKS—but it’s the E-Class, 5-Series and XF that find themselves outgunned in many ways by the new M.