2010 INFINITI M vs. Its Competition

2010 Infiniti M
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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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Quick Specs
The 2010 Infiniti M sedans reward drivers with Germanic handling and acceleration, though it's hard to pick them out from a crowd.
Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2010 BMW 5-Series is a distinctly sportier, tech-savvy alternative to luxury rivals-without giving up any comfort.
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas I6Gas V6
EPA Class  
4-door Large CarMid-SizeSub-Compact
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan 528i RWD2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD
Rear-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4-door Sedan4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe
AutomaticManualAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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