The FM platform, like the perennial Ward’s 10-Best-winning VQ engine, has been one of Nissan’s true hits. Supporting innumerable models from crossovers to sports coupes to sedans and more, the front-midship chassis has proven a winner in nearly every vehicle it touched. But it’s going on seven years old now, and that’s beginning to show through. The Infiniti M45 is the largest of the sedans based on the platform, and the Sport variant, badged with a red ‘S’, is the most driver-focused version of the M45, so it’d be reasonable to think this was the best car you could buy on the FM platform. But you’d be wrong.
Styling and Exterior
The car’s exterior aesthetics aren’t all that impressive, though it is certainly not ugly. It’s beginning to look a bit dated in addition to its plainness, however. Despite the aging looks, the overall first impression the car makes is good, especially upon slipping inside, but whether...