Thursday, June 18, 2009

Infinity M35

Today's post is about a car the Infinity M35...that is exceptional buy in the luxury class...but a sleeper. Most people in the luxury class will purchase a Mercedes E350, BMW 5-series without taking other brands for a test drive.
The M35 is powered by a 3.5 liter V-6 version of Nissan’s VQ engine family, rated at 303 hp. The M35 motor has very satisfactory performance....the motor accelerates quickly and has a demeanor that says "it is ready for action". The M35 is a rear wheel drive mid size sports sedan....handling and braking is exceptional for the luxury class.
Pricing for the 2009 M35 starts at $45,800 USD plus options. One of the most requested packages is the Sport Package..... which adds the sport suspension and 19 inch wheels for $1,650. The M45 with starts at $52,965. The M35 is equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission. An all wheel drive option is available also.
BMW filed a lawsuit in Canada alleging that some people were confused by the M designation. BMW has the M-series M-3, M-5. The court actually granted an injunction requiring Infinity to change the advertising and badging on the cars.
Check out the video review!

The Infinity M35 is a real sleeper in the automobile world. The M35 is a real drivers car....with good acceleration, great braking and great handling. For people who know how well the M35 drives, that it does so at an attractive price makes it that much more impressive.
Reliability should be excellent! In fact, a used M35's are a reasonable alternative to a new mid size vehicle. The driving dynamics are excellent......along with great reliability make this a nice ride for a good price. A used 2006 M35 can be purchased for approximately $25K.
The only fault that I noted with the M35 is that the sound deadening is not as quiet as the competition.


  1. Hi Pete .. I rate this video 10/10 .. compared to the Boxter!! It gave me visual as well as talking me through the options ..

    & your comments make me want to go buy one!

    Go well - Hilary Melton-Butcher
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  2. Hi Hilary,

    I am glad that you enjoyed the video! Yes, I agree with you that this was a better presentation than the Boxster post.

    In my opinion, the standard Mercedes E350 and BMW 5-series are excellent cars with a demure personality.

    The powerband in the Infinity engine comes on fast and strong. It is the kind of car that you would want to drive fast!

    Thanks for your comment!

    Pete Baca
    The Car Enthusiast Online

  3. Hi Pete

    You know I have never been a fan of Infinity, but because of what you said. I now will keep an open mind the next time I go to a car show.
    Giovanna Garcia
    Imperfect Action is better than No Action

  4. Hi Giovanna,

    Your definitely a BMW fan, and I would have to say most of the time that the BMW is an exceptional choice.

    As an everyday driver, the Infinity is a better choice than the BMW 528 which has only 230 hp. for the same money. You have to go up to the 530 for the equivalent hp. for $5K more than the Infinity.

    Thank you for your comment!

    Pete Baca
    The Car Enthusiast Online