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Review: 2011 Infiniti M37

Can Luxury, Technology and Style Win Your Soul? Not too long ago, the Infiniti M was the lesser sibling to the flagship Q. It was the middle child. During the 2006 model year, when the Q was less than a year from being dropped from the lineup, Infiniti gave the M a strong shove in the back in the form of a 4.5-liter V8 and quietly told it to climb up on the soon-to-be-vacant throne. With the Q gone and unlikely to return anytime soon, the Infiniti M is now tasked with being the automaker's flagship sedan. Completely redesigned for the 2011 model year, the Infiniti M is bigger and... Read More

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    Between the 6 Series Coupe concept, the 5 Series Touring wagon and the new X3 crossover, BMW had plenty to show us this year at the Paris Motor Show. But the real surprise, as it turns out, may have been in the French capital during the show, it wasn't even put on display. Instead, the Bavarian automaker took its currently-in-progress 1M Coupe out onto ...

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    Due to hit showrooms in the U.S. and Europe next spring, the Infiniti M35h hybrid performance sedan is set to headline the company's stand at the Paris Motor Show just days from now. Dubbed "the driver's hybrid" by Infiniti, the M35h packs a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 302 horses, a 50 kW electric motor integrated into its seven-speed automatic transmission ...

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    The Infiniti M lineup was thoroughly made over for 2011, with new technology and new engines packing more power and resulting in better fuel economy. As you could surely assume, all those improvements came at a cost, and Infiniti passed along some of the pain to customers. For example, the starting price of M56 variants were edged higher by $5,750 ...

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    Infiniti has officially announced plans to debut its first hybrid sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November. The M35 hybrid first appeared – badged as the Nissan Fuga hybrid – at last fall's Tokyo Motor Show, propelled by Nissan's first in-house hybrid system. The M35 is powered by a retuned Atkinson cycle version of the 3.5-liter VQ ...

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    Infiniti has announced that it will officially debut its first hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The M35 hybrid first appeared – badged as the Nissan Fuga hybrid – at last fall's Tokyo Motor Show and is propelled by Nissan's first in-house hybrid system. The M35 is powered by a retuned Atkinson cycle version of the 3.5-liter VQ ...

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    Report: Infiniti mulling more rear-wheel-drive hybrids
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    The Infiniti M35 Hybrid won't be hitting showrooms until Spring 2011, but that doesn't mean future applications of the hybrid powertrain aren't already in the works. Speaking with Automotive News, Nissan North America's vice president of product planning, Larry Dominique, says that the M35's hybrid drivetrain was designed to fit all of Infiniti's ...

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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has put a new crop of large luxury vehicles through its crash test gauntlet, and the Cadillac CTS and Infiniti M joined some impressive company in scoring a Top Safety Pick designation. The CTS and M clinched the highly regarded award by receiving the top score of "Good" in roof strength testing. To achieve the ...

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    Infiniti details 2011 model year lineup, two new packages for G37
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    Infiniti has released details on its entire model lineup for 2011, and there are a couple of interesting tidbits to glean. Of course, we already know all about the new-for-2011 M and QX, so we'll focus on the other machines in Infiniti's line to see what's new, starting with the G series. Two new extensions to the G Sedan will debut at the upcoming ...

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    If there's one thing the auto world loves, it's a good tease. BMW has been happy to oblige this afternoon by dropping three photos of a new model fit just for U.S. consumption. Details are fittingly scarce, though the company does say that it will drop full details on the world come Thursday. Since we've been left to our own devices, how about a little ...

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    Report: Next Infiniti M and G to share platform with Mercedes-Benz E Class?
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    Rendered Speculation: Nissan mulling Infiniti M Coupe?
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    These kind of conversations go on all the time. An automaker will consider variations on the theme of a particular model, and the rabid media will occasionally pick up a snippet of that chatter and blow it way out of proportion. We can't say whether rumors of a two-door M coupe are reality or just spitballing, though many would argue that such a model is a ...

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    Report: Nissan developing a hybrid version of the Z?
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    For what it's worth, Best Car magazine in Japan is reporting that Nissan is developing a hybrid version of the Fairlady Z (called the 370Z everywhere else in the world). It's certainly plausible that the company could produce a hybrid Z since the automaker recently launched its own internally developed hybrid system in the Infiniti M. Nissan is even using ...

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    BMW M division cranks out a human-powered bike
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    2011 Infiniti M56 V8 returns 28.2 mpg in recent testing
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    Could the Infiniti M replace the Q forever?
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    Take a look at the Infiniti line-up compared to other top-tier luxury automakers and something's missing. Nissan's luxury arm hasn't had biggie-sized luxo-barge after the brand killed the Q45 in 2006, and it doesn't look like a replacement is coming anytime soon. Speaking with Automotive News, Toru Saito, Infiniti's veep of global business contends that ...

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    First the Oscars and now this! The envelope please! The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a bevy of scores for the Infiniti M, Lexus HS 250h and Toyota 4Runner and it was nothing but "Good" all around. The Infiniti and Toyota were tested for frontal offset and side impacts, with their "Good" score maintaining the scores of their ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Infiniti M37S and M56S answer many questions
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    What is an Infiniti? That's a pretty harsh question to be asking 20 years after the brand's debut, but sadly, it's pertinent. To be fair, the possible answers to this question got much narrower in 2003 when Infiniti introduced a legitimate BMW 3 Series competitor, the G35 (now G37). The situation further clarified that same year when the "Bionic ...

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    Infiniti releases EPA mileage figures for 2011 M sedan
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    The 2011 Infiniti M officially goes on sale next month, and in addition to boasting higher performance numbers and a sleek new exterior design, the EPA has officially released some relatively impressive fuel economy numbers for the new sedan. Both the six- and eight-cylinder Ms benefit from technologies like continuously variable valve timing, and the ...

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