• Feb 3, 2010
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Sales of the all-new 2011 Infiniti M are still a few weeks away, but Nissan's luxury arm has released pricing details on both the 2011 M37 and it's V8-powered brother, the M56.

In standard, rear-wheel drive guise, the M37 starts at $46,250 – just $450 more than the outgoing model – and comes packing the 330-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, with considerably more grunt than the last generation's 3.5-liter V6 and better fuel economy to boot. The all-wheel drive variant starts at $48,400, and both models come equipped with Infiniti's Drive Mode Selector, Active Noise Control, RearView Monitor and Enhanced Intelligent Key memory.

Option up for the 2011 M56 and in addition to the 420-hp, direct injected 5.6-liter V8, the Premium Package comes standard, including the eight-inch VGA touch screen with navigation, Bose 10-speaker audio system, 9.3-gig Music Box hard drive, streaming Bluetooth audio, heated and cooled front seats and heated steering wheel. All told, the M56 comes in at $57,550 for the rear-wheel drive model and $60,050 for the M56x with all-wheel drive. That's a sizable bump over the outgoing M45, but considering all the additional kit that comes with the new V8 model, it's a justifiable increase and certainly in line with the competition. Make the jump for the full break down, including options pricing and detailed descriptions.


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Infiniti Releases U.S. Pricing on All-New 2011 M Sedan Six Weeks Ahead of Launch

Greatly Enhanced Content, Special Introductory Lease Programs and Early Order Availability Expected to Build Momentum Toward March On-Sale


FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2010) – In response to strong consumer interest, Infiniti released pricing for the all-new 2011 Infiniti M performance luxury sedan more than a month ahead of its scheduled March 18th launch. Along with the next-generation M's greatly enhanced style, performance, luxury, craftsmanship and technology, the newly designated M37 and M56 models will debut with special lease offers designed to reward early buyers of popularly equipped Infiniti M models.

"We want to take advantage of the high levels of customer interest in this completely redesigned Infiniti M, kick-starting the launch with select lease offers and high-value content-to-price MSRPs," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit. "In addition, we'll bring attention to the story behind the new M's inspired design and performance with a new, comprehensive marketing campaign that begins during the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Basketball Championship."

Prices for the 2011 Infiniti M37 start at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* of $46,250 USD for the M37 rear-wheel drive and $48,400 USD for the M37x all-wheel drive. These prices are just $450 more the 2010 M35 and M35x, despite added content and features including:
  • All new exterior design providing sportier, more aggressive overall proportions
  • 330-horsepower 3.7L V6 with VVEL technology which generates more power with better fuel economy than the 3.5L V6 it replaces
  • Infiniti Drive Mode Selector
  • Power-folding side view mirrors
  • Front door handle courtesy lights
  • Active Noise Control
  • RearView Monitor
Enhanced Intelligent Key memory (now includes audio, navigation and climate control settings)


The MSRPs for the 2011 Infiniti M56 start at $57,550 USD for the M56 rear-wheel drive and $60,050 USD for the M56x with Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. Like the M37, the new M56 includes extensive additional content, starting with the $3,350 MSRP Premium Package's advanced technology features as standard equipment:
  • Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation with 8-inch VGA color touch screen,
  • Bose® 2-channel 10-speaker premium audio system
  • 9.3GB Music Box® hard drive
  • Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
  • Climate controlled front seats
  • Heated steering wheel


Other added content for the 2011 Infiniti M56 and M56x includes:
  • All new exterior design providing sportier, more aggressive overall proportions
  • All-new 420-horsepower 5.6L V8 with VVEL and DIG (Direct Injection Gasoline™) technology – generating 95 more HP than previous model as well as better fuel economy
  • Infiniti Drive Mode Selector
  • Power-folding side view mirrors
  • Front door handle courtesy lights
  • Active Noise Control
  • Rearview monitor now standard
  • Enhanced Intelligent Key memory (now includes audio, navigation and climate control settings)


New Technologies

The 2011 M also offers a wide array of impressive new available features and technology. These include:
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and the industry's first Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI) System (available as part of the Technology package)
  • Forest Air™ system - the most advanced climate control system ever developed by Infiniti (available as part of the Deluxe Touring and Sport Touring packages)
  • Active Noise Control (standard) generates sound waves which help to reduce undesirable low-frequency engine sounds in the cabin
  • Infiniti Drive Mode Selector (standard) – four selectable modes (Eco, Standard, Sport Snow) adjust throttle sensitivity and transmission shift points to optimize performance
  • Enhanced Intelligent Key Memory (standard) – now includes memory function for audio, navigation and climate control settings, in addition to seat, steering wheel and side view mirror
  • Enhanced Navigation System – now includes XM NavWeather™ with Real-Time weather and 3-day forecast and Zagat® Restaurant Guide (available as part of the Premium package)


"The all-new M represents the kind of inspired design, performance, technology and craftsmanship that luxury buyers are asking for," said Poore. "Along with our other great vehicles, the 2011 M puts Infiniti right in the sweet spot of today's performance luxury market."


M37 M37x M56 M56x
2010 M MSRP $45,800 $47,950 $52,150 $54,650
2011 M MSRP $46,250 $48,400 $57,550 $60,050
Change +$450 +$450 +$5,400 +$5,400
New HP/Torque 330 hp (+27)

270 lb-ft (+8)

330 hp (+27)

270 lb-ft (+8)

420 hp (+95)

417 lb-ft (+81)

420 hp (+95)

417 lb-ft (+81)

New Features
  • 7AT w/Infiniti Drive Mode Selector
  • Courtesy lamps in front door handles
  • Power folding outside mirrors
  • Enhanced Intelligent Key memory
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights (vs. Xenon)
  • RearView Monitor
  • Active Noise Control
  • USB port for iPod®
  • 7AT w/Infiniti Drive Mode Selector
  • Courtesy lamps in front door handles
  • Power folding outside mirrors
  • Enhanced Intelligent Key memory
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights (vs. Xenon)
  • RearView Monitor
  • Active Noise Control
  • USB port for iPod®
  • Premium Pkg. content standard ($3,350 MSRP)
  • 7AT w/Infiniti Drive Mode Selector
  • Courtesy lamps in front door handles
  • Power folding outside mirrors
  • Enhanced Intelligent Key memory
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights (vs. Xenon)
  • RearView Monitor
  • Active Noise Control
  • USB port for iPod®
  • Premium Pkg. content standard ($3,350 MSRP)
  • 7AT w/Infiniti Drive Mode Selector
  • Courtesy lamps in front door handles
  • Power folding outside mirrors
  • Enhanced Intelligent Key memory
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights (vs. Xenon)
  • RearView Monitor
  • Active Noise Control
  • USB port for iPod®
Popularly equipped 2010 (includes D&H) $50,015 $52,165 $56,365 $60,165 (includes Gas Guzzler tax)
Comparably equipped 2011

(includes D&H)

$50,465 $52,615 $58,415 $60,915
Change +$450 +$450 +$2,050 +$750


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I really like it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only modern Infinity that I like (style wise anyway) is the G37 coupe. As for the rest, the "organic lines" theme makes them look fat and bulgy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't know how anyone sees this car and does not immediately think Maxima. The sheet-metal is extremely familiar. It's RWD, and offers plenty of differentiation in the interior and performance bits, but the car needs its own style and to stand out from looking like a fancy Maxima.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't like it. The current model has a much better looking front end in my opinion. However the rear is awful on the current car.

      I'll take a new Mercedes E550 or Lexus GS460 over this any day.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's a lot of scratch for a Maxima.
        • 4 Years Ago
        yeah u dummy
        cause the CTS is also just a $50k aveo

        isn't it time for you to go to grade school or were you snowed in today
        • 4 Years Ago
        yeah allright i got a little bit carried away, it's supposed to be rather luxurious than sporty unlike CTS-V, but still, if the awd system is any good(not a haldex or anything of this sort) i think equipped with some good tires and propably better brakes, it would give CTS a run, while still being a great everyday car.
        If you want a track focused car, buy a sports car not a saloon.
        • 4 Years Ago
        well, the m56x will be most certainly more comfortable and luxurios than CTS-V and I think it may only be outperformed in a straight line race, which actually means nothing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sarge
        But Infinity is much better brand name than Cadillac so there is premium in that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Serge

        The CTS is basically Caddy's enlarged 3 Series fighter (much like the Infiniti G) despite Caddy's intent of now comparing it against the 5 Series.

        And for $60k, the CTS-V's interior hardly matches to other $60k sedans (granted, one is paying for performance rather than luxury appointments; much the same way that an M3 is rather lacking in luxury).
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Ligor
        Well... the CTS does start at $35,000... it tops out just after $50,000. Not to mention that you can have the CTS-V for just over $60,000, and if you think the M56x is anywhere near as nice as a CTS-V... you deserve to pay for one and drive it :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      The 5 Series of Japan.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me A LOT of the Nissan Maxima. And for good reason as Infiniti is the luxury version of Nissan. But for $47k I think they could have done a bit better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think this is in the top 5 worst looking vehicles sold in America.

      The old M was a handsome vehicle, this generation is a bulbous, hideous, overwrought Nissan. Nothing is coherent and it looks like they were trying WAY too hard on the interior.

      If I were in the market, I would certainly go elsewhere.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The interior looks really good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's quite a handsome car. The styling somehow reminds me new Jags....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very nice, save for three awkward moments in my opinion:
      1. The rear fenders bulge upwards too much, lending a kind of baroque profile.
      2. The front fenders bulge upwards past the elevation of the hood far too much. It looks aggressive, but how aggressive does one want to be in what was otherwise always a sleeper luxury performance car?
      3. The analogue clock has got to go. Either incorporate this into the modern interior styling more fluidly, or ditch it. Every surface looks so cohesive inside, except for the rectangular vents flanking blank plastic with a cheesy clock in the middle. This was clever on the J30, but I think we've moved on. Even BMW has gotten past the ridiculous MPG gauge and incorporated this in the trip display.

      Best use of wood trim this side of a Jaguar XJ.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm pretty tired of the Infiniti marketing and design ethos.
      The M Sedan? Really?
      They can just cut to the chase and change their tag line to this:
      Infiniti. If you can afford something better than an Accord, but don't have the sense to buy something German.
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