• Sep 22, 2009
Infiniti's "swoopy anger" design language has made it to the M line, and InsideLine got some seat time in the V8-powered, rear-wheel drive, M56 and the six-cylinder, all-wheel-drive M37x. The M56 is, of course, the monster of the two and kinda looks it. The black hue and 20-inch wheels makes all the difference on the outside, giving the 400+ horsepower V8 sedan the sporting chops to make you go "Hmmm." The interior continues the curves, and the contrasting color scheme appears to create a very rewarding three-dimensional cabin.

The M37x is reportedly worth about 325 hp, and will end up being the middle in the range, just above a rear-wheel-drive model below it. Seven-speed autos will get the power to the ground in every model. Edmunds wasn't allowed to give driving impressions, but they did get lots of photos, so head on over to get a good look at the next M.

[Source: Straight Line]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Ehhhh, the current crop of luxury cars is getting really uninspiring (the new 7 series, the new E-Class, and now Infiniti M). This car simply looks bloated, doesn't look sleek, it's missing something. I am more than sure it will be fast and luxurious but it just doesn't have that first wow factor (the emotion that makes me want this car is nonexistent). The only luxury car that I like it (that recently came out) is the new Jaguar XJ but it also is not a perfect design. I guess most auto makers want to play it safe. Who would really want a futuristic/bold looking luxury sedan?
        • 5 Years Ago
        So, what about the Fisker Karma and Fisker Sunset? The former is a futuristic looking sedan. It's not out yet, but will be next year.

      • 5 Years Ago
      overall, great update. infiniti is really creating a coherent brand design.

      the grille could be better. they need to stamp out those new fx style design genes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is gorgeous! I love how Infiniti has a daring look with their cars. The FX is already out there, this new M is gonna be a standout in it's class and when they redo the G and QX I'm quite sure they will all follow. This M reminds me of a bigger G37 sedan and a little mix of the new Maxima, both of those being cars I like. When it comes to Japanese luxury, Infiniti and Acura now seem to do some bold stuff when it comes to design and I like it. People can complain about Acura all they want but they are different looking so is Infiniti.

      A side note: Cadillac and Lincoln are also becoming pretty radical with their designs IMO. Love Lincoln's new big split grille design and I love Cadillac's bold and in your face design language of late! Now if BMW could go all radical and MB and Lexus stop looking somewhat conservative we would have some good stuff IMO. Audi and Jag are fine.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm going to be replacing my E500 within a year and this car seems to be catching my eye, im liking very much indeed lol....I have been waiting to see what the next CLS will look like....
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the back seat looks small. I mean, I haven't studied the back seat of a G37 sedan, so I can't glance at the M and automatically tell that it's bigger, but if that's all the room this car has, then the G37's rear seat room must be microscopic.

      It looks decent enough, like a sedan version of a G37 coupe (I know, that makes no sense, but in my opinion, the G37 sedan doesn't really look like G37 coupe with two extra doors as its name implies). But that front end is a little too blunt. I was expecting something that sloped a little more.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why do the automakers keep making 4-door-coupes?! This doesn't look like a sedan at all any more.

      It's a shame they're ending the Crown Vic/GM/ToCars....
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm not really crazy about the front-end.. It reminds me too much of a Maxima.. But everything else I like.. Especially the rear-end and interior.. Very, very nice.. I'm sure power will be really nice as well. They don't make luxury sport cars like this in America anymore unless you're buying a CTS-V - and that's a little over the top for some people.

        In any event, I like the Crown Victoria and Town Car as well - but I'd never take either of those over one of these Infiniti Ms.. They're just too outdated.. I'd be embarrassed to be seen in a Crown Vic - and the Town Car - while I love it for what it is (a truly comfortable commuter), is just too dated.

        Now if the Town Car wasn't being discontinued and we could still have cars here in America like it or the Fleetwood - and they could be updated to compete with cars like the 750Li, Audi A8, S550, LS460L and XJ, I'd own one...

        Sal Collaziano
        http://www.infinitiforum.net/
        • 5 Years Ago
        aww come on Infiniti, you gotta be kidding me... I mean, this car doesn't look BAD by any definition, but this actually looks inferior in design in comparsion to say, the New Hyundai Sonata or Ford Taurus =(...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Me, that's who. And no, I'm not even 30 yet.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Of course I'd rather have a Town Car. It has huge leather seats, huge trunk, column shifter and actually looks like a car.

        Japanese cars in particular (also Germans, like the latest 7-series) look like coupé/sportscars to me. I understand that it's just design process, but I don't like it one bit.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Why do the automakers keep making 4-door-coupes?! This doesn't look like a sedan at all any more."

        Answer: Variety is the spice of life.

        You really like Crown Vics? I pity you for this, especially since they are huge monsters on the outside and smaller than any compact car on the inside, with creaky plastic and fake wood that has about 6 inches of give if you press on it. If that's what you like, then go for it. Yeah, I know it's rear-drive. But so is the Infiniti! Although I'd point you toward the Pontiac G8, which is ten times better than a Crown Vic.

        Just please tell me you don't like Lincoln Town Cars. They are even worse than their Crown Vic counterparts.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why is everybody hating on the Vics and Town Cars? They may be the anti-sport to modern 'four-door coupes', but they are built solid and don't pretend to be anything other than dependable, solid cars. How many other sedans are built body-on-frame? This alone makes it tougher than most any unibody car out there - how long do you think an Infiniti would last as a New York taxi cab or a Police Interceptor? Before you could count to ten, the suspension would be falling off, that lovely perfect interior would be knocked to bits as the car bounced over potholes, and the driver would have chronic backache from the stiff ride.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Considering your name of course you would drive a Crown Vic, LOL.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, I'd never consider a Crown Vic either, just listed it to point out the demise of all three Panther platform siblings.

        It all boils down to personal taste, I guess, and maybe I'm just fed up with all the metrosexual style here in Europe... bah...
      • 5 Years Ago
      When I saw the pick from above and to the rear, I though this was one of the rare new cars that actually looks good... then I saw the front. Someone needs to get the EpiPen out quick! That car is having an allergic reaction to something.
        • 5 Years Ago
        to many bulges in all the wrong places
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hate to do this but I've noticed a trend.

      I saw this revealed on Jalopnik like a week ago, what's with autoblog? I feel like they only link to their "accredited" sources now - so basically we all get the raw deal. What happened to the autoblog of old that linked to the best info, regardless of where it came from.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its a decent looking sedan.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car looks really nice inside, outside, and underhood!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I second that!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love it!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow.
      wow.
      Looks great
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