By on March 3, 2010

Some cars just have to be seen in person to be properly fathomed. I think that’s what’s going on with the new Infiniti M. In any case, it’s hard to imagine that this model will be able to fly under the consumer radar with the stealth of its predecessor. Luckily Nissan will have the off-putting eco-pedal option to blame for a tepid consumer response. You know, in case the hints of Maserati about the design don’t translate into real life.

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16 Comments on “Geneva Gallery: 2011 Infiniti M...”


  • avatar
    jmo

    Then how do you explain the email I got from a friend with a pic stating this is one of the most beautiful cars he’s ever seen?

    Eye of the beholder and all that…

  • avatar
    areaman

    The Elantra-Maxima love child?

  • avatar
    NulloModo

    I think it’s a great looking car as well.

  • avatar
    Gardiner Westbound

    Looks good to me!

  • avatar
    jmo

    Some cars just have to be seen in person to be properly fathomed.

    I’m not sure what you mean…. Perhapse you felt your opinions were so obviously self evident you didn’t need to provide more of an explaination?

  • avatar
    Ingvar

    I think Maserati could sue quite successfully for plagiarism.

    • 0 avatar
      NulloModo

      The only similarities to the Quattroporte I see are a long hood and muscular flared fenders, and lots of cars have both.

      The profile may be similar to the Maserati up front, but the back end is really shouting Panamera to me.

  • avatar
    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

    Any particular reason for the lack of rear-end shots? Perhaps they’re trying to hide the butt?

  • avatar
    Davekaybsc

    You’re forgetting that this car’s biggest competitors are the Acura RL and Lexus GS – two of the blandest, dullest, most boring cars on the market. The new M is going to wipe the floor with them.

  • avatar
    wsn

    RL is not pretty, but not bland either. GS is bland, but very polished. So polished that MB feels the need to steal the front design.

    This new M is the best looking sedan in a long while IMO. (The previous best was the GS.)

  • avatar
    zerofoo

    Looks a bit too much like the G. That’s not a bad thing though – the G is a pretty good looking car.

  • avatar
    BuzzDog

    Wow, the specs on Infiniti’s website look impressive; 440 hp for the V8, 330 hp in the V6.

    The V8 adds a whopping $11,000 premium, but in typical fashion it comes with several items that are optional on the V6, which narrows the price difference somewhat.

    I like it, as it gives me an option if I decide to upgrade when I replace my Nissan in a couple of years. My better half is a fan of the two big German marques, but for some reason neither of us can get iPod/iPhone intergration, nav and Bluetooth to work as well as in my Nissan. And for me, the prestige of a certain logo isn’t as important as making the non-driving activities a no brainer.

  • avatar
    Billy215

    A Maserati Azera. That said, I like it.

  • avatar
    Lee

    What the hell are you lot smoking?

  • avatar
    Lexingtonian

    While I do like the looks of the exterior, the interior shots I’ve seen of the new M have been fantastic. I don’t think the exterior styling is as good as the new E-class, but I’ve yet to see a car that has a better looking interior than the new M.

  • avatar
    panzerfaust

    Its kinda got a Panamera thing going on, only its pretty.


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