2011 Infiniti M37

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.