Highlights: This is a rear-wheel drive luxury sedan available in a variety of engine configurations: a 6-cylinder, a hybrid or an 8-cylinder. In 2014, the M will be renamed the Q.
Test vehicle’s MSRP: $70,195 (Base M starts at $49,605 )
Seating Capacity: 5
Standard Safety Features: airbags (front, rear, side and curtain) ABS; electronic brake distribution system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and a rearview camera
Standard Equipment (M37): 18-inch wheels; a 7-speed transmission; 10-way power front seats; leather seats; a power operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; automatic headlights; a dual zone climate control system; keyless push-button starter; power moonroof; HID Xenon headlights; and an analog clock
Standard Audio (M37): a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD with satellite radio
Suspension System: an independent double wishbone suspension (front); an independent multi-link suspension (rear)
Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 4 years or 60,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty: 6 years or 70,000 miles
Bluetooth Compatibility: Yes
Test Vehicle’s Standard Engine/Horsepower: 5.6-liter, 8-cylinder/420-horsepower
Recommended Fuel: Premium
Standard Fuel Mileage: 16-city/24-hwy
M37 and M37x AWD
M56 and M56x AWD
What’s New: Since the curvaceous M was last redone three years ago, all of the changes for the 2013 model year are related strictly to content. Some of the content enhancements to the Infiniti M include the addition of a standard auto-dimming sideview mirror, an auto-trunk cincher, sport brakes and a new performance tire and wheel package -- with 20-inch wheels and tires.