2009 Infiniti M | new car review

Posted on Nov 25, 2009 by

Capping the top of the luxury Infiniti range are the M cars, namely the M35 and the M45, the very best in the midsize sedan segment that you can buy from Infiniti.

With their powerful styling and engines and ultra luxury interiors, it is these very serious sedans that go head-to-head with the big stuff from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. And they have the arsenal for a very strong assault against the impressive Europeans.

The M cars boast nicely modern styling, although there does seem to be a little confusion between the front and the rear ends of the car; at the front you get the sporting nature of the smaller G-series cars, whilst at the back you’ll see an altogether bigger, more luxury cruiser-inspired look that speaks of comfort rather than out and out performance.

While this may confuse potential buyers a little, all you really have to do is take a look inside the car or glance through the spec sheet to see that this is indeed a luxury cruiser, but also one that can turn in a pretty serious turn of speed too, should the mood take you.

2009 Infiniti M

The cabin within the M cars is a little bigger than that of the G cars, and that extra space has been filled with even more of the good stuff – buyers are right to expect a full compliment of attractive enhancements with top-end Japanese vehicles, and with the top-draw Infiniti cars that is most definitely the case.

Coming as standard features within the M35 sedans are heated and cooled superior leather seating, a ten-way power-adjustable driver seat, six-way power-adjustable passenger seat, an intelligent, proximity-sensing key and push-button starter, Bluetooth connectivity, CD/MP3/radio Bose sound system with a six-disc changer, a comprehensive vehicle information system displayed through a seven-inch colour screen, xenon headlamps with adaptive lighting and powered sunroof.

 

2009 Infiniti M

Optional features, should that little lot not be enough for you, can include a full surround sound system with fourteen speakers for that in-car cinema feel, DVD entertainment system and a very snazzy-sounding laser-guided intelligent cruise control system that stops your car from hitting any slowing traffic ahead. And it’s all presented to the very highest of build quality standards.

There are two engines to power the big Infiniti, one that is quite quick and another that is rather quick. Both provide smooth and effortless cruising capabilities, but for the keener driver there is only really one option – the V8. Firstly, the V6, 3.5-litre engine makes 275bhp and 363Nm of torque and transfers the power via a 5-speed automatic gearbox.

2009 Infiniti M

The V8 uses the same gearbox, but serves up more power through it – 335bhp and 461Nm of torque. Whichever engine you choose, thanks to state-of-the-art chassis and suspension technology, Infiniti wants you to be confident that the driving dynamics will feel poised and confident.

Specification

Body TypeEngine (litres)Power (bhp)Torque (Nm)Transmission
Saloon3.52893715A
4.53624765A

Price Range (AED) 190,000–200,000

 

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