...Fuel economy comes in at an EPA-estimated 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway and 18 mpg in combined driving. The M45x drops slightly to 14/20/16 mpg. Safety: The Infiniti M45 comes standard with antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. The advanced technology package adds safety features including an advanced lane departure warning system that alerts the driver of unintended lane drifting, then applies light brake pressure to specific wheels to maintain lane placement. Also...
...and superb over-the-road power.In addition to the rear-wheel-drive Base M45 trim, Infiniti offers the sedan in an M45x trim with full-time intelligent all-wheel-drive, which defaults to the rear wheels on dry pavement or 50/50 off-road, but adjusts torque automatically according to wheel slippage. Both trims come well-equipped with such standard features as leather seats, 10-way power-adjustable and climate-controlled front seats, a power moonroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, African rosewood interior trim, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, and a six-speaker audio system with a...
...Interior surfaces aren't as sumptuous as those in the E-Class or Jaguar XF, but they're certainly upscale enough: There are leather wrappings around the door pulls and chrome runners along the steering wheel. The cabin trim — aluminum or optional wood — is the real deal, not synthetic. Audio options range from a six-speaker, six-CD stereo to two Bose systems with eight and 14 speakers, respectively. I've spent the most time with the eight-speaker system, which proved rich enough for my taste. I don't think I'd go for the top-shelf upgrade, considering it also shoehorns a bulky DVD-audio...
...backseat DVD player Available navigation system and backup camera Available heated and power-reclining rear seats Under the Hood The M45 and M45x continue with a 4.5-liter V-8. The five-speed automatic adds a Drive-Sport mode, with higher shift points and more aggressive kickdown than regular Drive. Like last year's auto, it also employs a clutchless-manual mode. V-8 engine makes 325 horsepower, 336 pounds-feet of torque Five-speed automatic with Drive-Sport and clutchless-manual modes Rear- or all-wheel drive Safety Infiniti's optional Lane Departure Prevention system applies individual...
Luxury manufacturer Infiniti is recalling some 8,120 M45 sedan models built between March 7, 2002 and June 3, 2004. These 2003 and 2004 model year vehicles may exhibit... read more March 13, 2012 by Kurt Ernst
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defect Investigations (NHTSA-ODI) has launched a “preliminary evaluation” of 2003 and 2004... read more December 27, 2011 by Kurt Ernst 3
Infiniti’s all-new 2011 M sedan may be just around the corner but the current model still has to soldier on until its arrival. The company today announced pricing on the... read more August 20, 2009 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran 1