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If you were hoping for a "cheap" Infiniti M, it appears that your wish won't come true. Inside Line reports that there will be no entry M25 for the U.S. market, leaving the $47,700 M37 as the base model.

While it's unfortunate that Infiniti won't offer a more affordable alternative to the nearly $50,000 M37, we're thinking that the decision may be for the best. After all, the 2.5-liter V6 that currently resides under the hood of the G25 only produces 218 horsepower and 217 pound-feet of torque, and since that already feels a bit weak in the G, we can't imagine that it'd make for a truly engaging M.

It's not like the 2.5-liter engine is all that more efficient than Infiniti's outstanding 3.7-liter V6, either. Under the hood of the G sedan, the mill averages 20 miles per gallon in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway. For comparison, the 330-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 averages 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.


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      Ken
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is clearly designed for the taxi-cab market where M's are very popular in Japan as livery of choice.
      Teko
      • 3 Years Ago
      The M without the sports package/trim is FUGLY, but looks amazing with it.
      superchan7
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ever since this came out in the US, I have seen about 2 of them. This car looks like a whale and needs at least 20" wheels to even look somewhat like a sports sedan.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      jcar302
      • 3 Years Ago
      About the only thing nissan makes that's worth owning is a GTR. Their infinite line is a joke, underpowered and overpriced as usual.
        TheStagg
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        compared to an audi or a bmw .. the G37 is underpowered and overpriced ? well damn what are you smoking there ?
        Ken
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        Truly an ignorant statement if ever. Normally aspirated 5.6 liter V8 is underpowered? Compare the M to anything in its class (Audi, BMW, Daimler, Lexus) and you will find that it is resonably priced, has the best reliability and goes like stink. Bet you own a ...........turbo.........charged engine which will die horribly in three years.
      TruthHertz
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's OK. Next year I can get an M25 sized Hyundai Genesis with a 333 horsepower V6 that should get the same or better economy as the smaller G25. And for less money.
        Papi L-Gee
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TruthHertz
        Yeah, but when you take it in to the dealer for service, how humbling it might be to have to wait in line behind the guy who's getting his Accent tuned up.
        GPIG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TruthHertz
        yeah but you're still driving a hyundai
      joe shmoe
      • 3 Years Ago
      The infiniti M is an ugly, overly curvy car. A 2.5L engine won't solve the problem.
      Kai F. Lahmann
      • 3 Years Ago
      218 hp in a mid-size sedan "feeling weak"? Silly Americans…
        carfan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kai F. Lahmann
        46,000 dollars for a Trabant sized BMW M1...Silly germans
      GoFaster58
      • 3 Years Ago
      Phew, that was a close call. Wouldn't want that ugly thing cluttering up the landscape.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      P
      • 3 Years Ago
      There's a G25?! I'm a car geek of embarrassing levels of geekdom, I do consulting for car brands and I live -- I swear -- not one block from an Infiniti dealer and I had no idea they have been selling that car. Way to go Infiniti. Your top-secret marketing efforts appear to be working...
        carboy55
        • 3 Years Ago
        @P
        Posting such trash in discussion forums tells us all we need to know about the wquality of your "expertise" and professionalism. Way to go P. Your emergence as a perennial wanna be car chaser is complete.
        Kai F. Lahmann
        • 3 Years Ago
        @P
        Funny enough they only have it in the USA. In Europe they only have a G37 (which has very poor sales because of being overpowered).
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good. Next...
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