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STYLING | 9 out of 10
The soft, flowing lines of the redesigned M...instantly make the 2009 M appear dated, narrow and even a bit frumpy.
...A richer ambiance than its predecessor.
...An optional deluxe touring package...is dressed up with hand-finished, white ash wood sprinkled with (get this!) actual silver powder. It may sound a little Liberace, but it’s actually quite subtle. And pretty gorgeous.
Squint hard enough and you can see what the Porsche Panamera should have looked like.
...Both models are in fact quite handsome and stand out far more than the previous, anonymous Mr. M.
Car and Driver
It's been a few of years since the Infiniti M37 and M56 sport sedans were completely redesigned last year, yet they still stand out as some of the most graceful and voluptuous vehicles in their class.
The M sedans are a long, long way from their ungainly J30 ancestor, and there's a curviness in the sheetmetal that gives them quite the personality. Swelling fenders flow from the car's grille, and flex from concave to convex surfaces along its shoulder, ending in an abbreviated, sloping trunk. It sits a little tall on its tires, but at the same time that makes its stance a little more butch.
The level of sensuality makes it a standout; there's more wood trim here than a Jaguar XJ, plus semi-aniline leather that's Infiniti's best yet, as well as silver-dust-buffed wood trim. The dash follows a two-tone, multiple-layered look; and sitting up prominently like a jewelry case, the center stack of the instrument panel wears buttons for audio and climate controls just under a large LCD display, positioned high in the line of sight.
The Infiniti M models are smooth, expressive, and more voluptuous than most other luxury sedans this size.